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Senior Control Systems Engineer

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description The Senior Control Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of the complete system, including PLC/DCS (Distributed Control System) controls, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's), HMI's, and associated communication networks for process control and/or monitoring applications.

Essential Duties

* Respond and resolve production control systems issues with urgency * Develop and maintain control systems, including software, instrumentation I/O, communication strategy, and operator interfaces for PLC's and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI's) * Perform system validation including I/O, safety interlocks, and process equipment operation * Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to estimate, design, implement, and commission chemical modernization projects for the manufacturing facility * Review the control system design with our customer and operators * Develop commissioning plans and coordinate work scope with guidance for technicians and subcontractors * Responsible for the installation and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based hardware and software * Understand and ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality standards * Support the development of standards / procedures / guides, training plans, process checklists and other quality solutions * Contribute to Hazard Analyses of process systems * Support control system designs and documentation on facility small capital process improvement and safety projects * Review peer projects for quality and accuracy * Specify and requisition purchase of hardware and software as required by project * On call to support production during off hours on a rotating basis

Learn about the legacy of BAE Systems' Platforms & Services sector. BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at Education, Experience, & Skills

* Education: Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Controls / Computer Science and 4+ years of applicable experience. May consider other engineering related or similar technical degree. * Ability to read and interpret technical documentation (P&IDs, ladder logic, function block code, schematics, loop sheets, manuals, etc.). * Experience executing design, implementation, troubleshooting, and commissioning PLC/HMI applications with products such as Siemens PCS7 and/or Rockwell / Allen-Bradley for process or automation systems.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

* Team oriented, self-motivated, and results driven * Prior work experience in a chemical or hazardous material production facility * Experience integrating devices and skids from multiple vendors into a complete system solution * Experience with variable speed drives, positioners, actuators, valves, and instrumentation used for chemical or industrial plant production processes * Knowledgeable in industrial network architectures, topologies, cyber security, servers, software validation and simulation * Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley, FactoryTalk VantagePoint, Siemens, PCS7, Profibus, Profinet, Modbus, TCP, HART * MCC (motor control center) management software, such as Siemens Simocode * Experience with variable speed drives, positioners, actuators, valves, and instrumentation used for chemical or industrial plant production processes * MCC (motor control center) management software, such as Siemens Simocode * Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer In Training (EIT)

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Keywords: BAE Systems, Kingsport , Senior Control Systems Engineer, Other , Kingsport, Tennessee

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