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Process Controls System Engineer

Hamilton, MS 39746

Posted: 07/28/2023 Job Category: Chemical Job Number: MP144077728

Job Description

Sirius Staffing is seeking a Process Controls System Engineer for a Direct Hire in Hamilton, MS. Please contact us today for more info!


Pay: $65,000k - $115,000k

Full Time: M-F, 7:00am-3:30pm

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits program, designed to support you and your family. We provide a range of benefit options, allowing you to design a program that meets your personal or family circumstances. You can enroll in benefits when you first join the Company, and you will have the opportunity to review and change your benefits each year during the enrollment period, usually held in the fall. 


This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and assisting with maintaining control systems at the Hamilton plant. Ensure integrity of the plant control systems (DCS & PLCs) including infrastructure, backups, user access & security, data availability and system documentation. Support plant operations and maintenance by implementing innovative control strategies and processes. Ensures the operation of the plant in an environmentally responsible manner in compliance with all Safety, Health and Environmental Policy. This position is part of the Technology and Improvement department reporting directly to the Process Improvement Lead. 



  • Develop & install process control applications (DCS & PLCs) in all areas of the Hamilton facility
  • Ensure new process control installations are per standard.
  • Development of the Simulation, Testing, and Training for the Control Systems.
  • Develop and install new controls for automation.
  • Develop, install, and maintain applications of third-party software to the control systems such as:
  • Foxray/System Auditor
  • Automize Report Writer
  • Develop and maintain a 5-yr/10-yr rolling plan for hardware/software required for the functionality of the plant control systems in efforts to prevent obsolesce.
  • Develop and implement plant standards for process controls.
  • Participate in the design, planning, construction, supervision, and commissioning of approved plant upgrades.
  • Responsible for managing support contracts for the DCS & PLC systems for Hardware and Software upgrades.
  • Manage MEP (Modular Exchange Program) for warranty-covered hardware in the facility.
  • Responsible for Alarm Management – assist Process Engineers with developing mechanisms to reduce nuisance alarms; reporting of Alarm KPIs
  • Understand and program using standard control blocks, ladder logic and high-level batch language sequence code.
  • Support the development of Advanced Process Control (APC) through combined local and global initiatives.
  • Participate and support Center of Excellence (CoE) teams for Process Controls if asked.
  • Responsible for developing standards and ensuring they are followed for graphic designs, tag configuration, historization, alarming, and communication between control systems.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Safety Instrumented functions to mitigate risks identified in HAZOP/LOPA studies as needed.
  • Develop, install, and maintain applications of third-party software to the control systems such as:
    • Excel VBA Reporting
    • AIM*AT Historian
    • OSI PI Historian
    • ExperTune



  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Engineering field or Computer Science related discipline required
  • Experience with DCS and Allen Bradley PLC or equivalent hardware systems.
  • Experience working in industrial controls and continuous process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to perform in a work environment that is highly collaborated and team oriented.
  • Programming experience with applications such as VBA/VB, C++, Sequential Logic, Ladder Logic, etc.
  • Experiences with the following is a plus:
  • Alarm Management
  • Triconex Safety PLC System
  • Integrating and Networking PC’s and PLC’s (TCP/IP, Ethernet)
  • Fieldbus Communication Networks (DeviceNet, Profibus, Modbus, Ethernet, etc.)


Sirius Staffing. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.


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