Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

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Our client is a multi-billion dollar global leader in the food industry and we are exclusively partnering with them on an Instrumentation & Controls Engineer search for their central Illinois facility. The Instrumentation & Controls Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support on all process instrumentation and control system integration. The I&C Engineer will also be leading their own capital projects including the specification and purchasing of instrumentation hardware in addition to contributing the I&C portion of larger, multi-million dollar projects.

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Responsibilities

  • The I&C Engineer is responsible for supporting the processing instruments and integrating that hardware into the control systems throughout the plant.
  • Develop instrumentation standards and best practices.
  • Define the size and scope of instrumentation as well as the scope, cost, and required support for capital projects.
  • Lead capital projects from $10k-$300k and support projects of up to $20MM.
  • Purchase required instrumentation for capital projects.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team, Technicians, Project Managers and contractors on projects & training on instrumentation.
  • Identify ways to optimize the existing instrumentation in the plant.
  • Leverage new technology to improve the controls of processes.
  • Ensure the iAMS (Instrumentation Asset Management System) is properly used & maintained.
  • Identify areas to improve existing instrumentation and technology to verify the plant remains as efficient and productive as possible.

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering is required.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience with instrumentation in a processing plant in industries like chemicals, petrochemicals, agriculture, food, oil & gas or other relevant industries. Our client is open to someone at the Jr. or Sr. level; there is no maximum years of experience they are looking for.
  • Strong communication skills to lead capital projects, contribute to technical meetings, and provide training to plant technicians.
  • Experience with a variety of process instrumentation including flow, temperature, level, liquid analytics, gas analytics, and pressure.
  • Experience with the sizing & selection of control valves.
  • An understanding of standard instrumentation drawings including P&IDs and electrical schematics.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation asset management systems (iAMS)