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PRINCIPAL CONTROLS ENGINEER

Company: Air Products and Chemicals
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description and QualificationsAir Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Process Controls / Automation / Instrumentation Engineer to join our Standard Plants Product Line(SPPL) team at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.The SPPL Process Controls team provides engineering and startup support for our line of productized Cryogenic Air Separation Plants, Steam Methane Reforming Plants, Adsorption Plants Electrolysis Plants, CO2 Liquefaction Plants. Our business supports customers in a diverse range of industries including: metals processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, foods processing, electronics manufacturing, chemical, and petrochemical manufacturing to name a few.You will execute projects in all regions of the globe. As a result, we ask that you be willing to travel both domestically and globally to support panel and equipment check-outs as well as plant start-up activities as needed. Travel duration often varies from one to six weeks, depending on project complexity. Travel requirements are typically 25% or less per year with an effort to maintain a healthy work life balance.As a controls engineer you will:Develop new product offerings including Hydrogen PSAs, CO2 VSAs, Electrolysis Plants, and other production plantsAssist in updating and maintaining current product portfolio including Cryogenic Air Separation Plants, Small Hydrogen Steam Methane Reformers, Hydrogen PSAs and Nitrogen PSAsDevelop and Maintain Product-specific Process Controls execution plans for new and existing productsAuthor process controls documents for use in Projects and Products including Instrument Specifications, Alarm and Trip summaries, Inspection & Test ProceduresParticipate in P&ID development and in Hazard and Operability ReviewsSpecify and Program Process automation hardware including: PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, Single Loop Controllers, Trip Amplifiers, Transmitters, Valves, and AnalyzersReview Controls schematics and related documents and provide recommendations to our I&E design teamShare creative solutions and prepare Process Controls estimates for project and product development efforts and identify process controls technical risk itemsProvide on-site commissioning/startup support and remote troubleshootingHave good problem-solving abilities, be ambitious, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills enabling you to work well within a multi-disciplinary design team located in multiple geographies and to liaise directly with suppliers and clientsParticipate in Factory Acceptance Testing of Process Automation equipment (PLC cabinets, analyzer panels, Remote I/O cabinets)Desired skills, experience and attributes:A bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent work experienceMore than 7 years of related work experience with process automation, instrumentation, analytical equipment, and controlsProduct based approach to designPrior commissioning, field support, and/or equipment checkout experience.Familiarity with Siemens TIA Portal and Allen-Bradley RSLogix5000 is preferred while other PLC platforms are a plusInstrument specification experience in SPI (Smart Plant Instrumentation) is a plusCapability to read and understand control schematics and P&IDsPersonal accountability as well as a willingness to ask for help when needed is important Ability to prioritize project commitments while executing multiple projects and other activitiesAble to demonstrate a deep understanding of the design and implementation of control and instrumentation systems for process plantsWe need dedicated and driven people who are committed to getting it right with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute. In return we offer a culture of respect, challenge and innovation - with excellent opportunities for growth and development. If that sounds interesting, then come and discover, care, accomplish and thrive at Air Products. At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learnmore, visit About Air Products.We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Req No.34163BREmployment StatusFull TimeOrganizationGlobal Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / DivisionStandard Plants Product Line RegionNorth AmericaCountryUnited StatesLocation: US-PA-Allentown

Keywords: Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown , PRINCIPAL CONTROLS ENGINEER, Engineering , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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