The Instrument and Controls Engineer provides technical support for the manufacturing facility's control infrastructure including field instrumentation, variable frequency drives, automated valves and programmable logic controllers. Responsible for the safe and efficient design/specification of new process instrumentation and electrical devices. Provides oversight and design review for all new installations and capital projects associated with the facility.
•Design/specify process instrumentation and electrical devices in accordance with industry regulations. Provide oversight for the installation of said equipment and ensure as-built documentation is accurate and complete.
•Serves as first line support to Manufacturing and Engineering regarding the installation and servicing of process instrumentation and electrical devices. Troubleshoots and repairs a variety of control and electrical systems.
•Provides engineering support to maintenance department in the replacement or upgrade of equipment.
•Calibrates and aligns instruments and electrical devices according to established standards. May update E&I calibration program, which includes maintaining manuals and documentation required for ISO certification. May assist in developing E&I preventative maintenance program for electrical, instrumentation and control systems.
•Troubleshoot process anomalies as related to field instrumentation, and verify proper functionality of process equipment in conjunction with production personnel. Use diagnostic tools (electrical multimeters, field communicators, configuration / diagnostic software, etc) to assist in determination of anomaly root cause.
•Continuously identifies problem areas and suggests plans to optimize performance regarding installation, hardware, software and / or process issues.
•Performs or monitors installations of new instrumentation and ensures conformance with Cabot and industry standards. Aligns newly installed equipment to conform to special (R&D) testing needs.
•Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care® Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001® technical specification, as applicable to the site/region.
•Participates in scheduled safety meetings and completes safety training requirements.
•Provides technical support on capital projects to ensure that plant standards are followed and reliable equipment is installed.
•Knowledge of electro-mechanical and electronic testing techniques and procedures
•Ability to use a variety of precision tools and diagnostic equipment; read and interpret operation and maintenance instructions and manuals. Knowledge of math in order to perform and understand basic calculations. Familiarity with computers as a user.
•Troubleshooting and diagnosing skills. Ability to interpret and amend (red-line) engineering documentation including P&ID’s, and Electrical Diagrams.
•Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team-based environment.
•Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline (preferably Electrical Engineering) with at least 3-5 years working in a manufacturing environment.
•5+ years of experience. Massachusetts Electrical License is a plus.
•Experience with any of the following control products would be beneficial:
?Emerson’s DeltaV Distributed Control System (DCS)
?Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC): specifically SLC5 with RSLogix500
?Siemens Simatic Motor Drives
About the Company:
Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company provides customers with a variety of products including rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel, security materials and elastomer composites.
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