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Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. Control Systems Engineer in Mason City, Iowa

AutoReqId: 16616BR

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Minimum Pay Rate: $99,700.00

Maximum Pay Rate: $149,500.00

Department: Engineering

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Heidelberg Materials provides the materials to build our future. Our future is sustainable. Our future is digital. And it goes beyond cement, aggregates and ready-mixed concrete. Heidelberg Materials North America, previously known as Lehigh Hanson, operates more than 450 locations with approximately 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada.

The Control Systems Engineer role is based in Mason City, IA and reports directly to the Plant Manager.

What you’ll get to do

• Guide electricians and trades, helpers, in the repair, maintenance, and installation of the electrical and control system including daily process problem-solving and measurement activities that enable continuous plant operations.

• Ensure the operational viability of the plant by evaluating and maintaining the proper functioning of all electrical and control systems.

• Participate in the preparations of pre-feasibility studies and proposal of various technical solutions with their related investment and operational costs (IRR, NPV, EVA) for projects that are identified in the capital plan to enhance operational efficiency.

• Organize and implement investment projects to meet plant goals. Design and implement automation engineering projects to meet specifically to plant needs in a quality, timely and cost-effective manner.

• Execution of these specific duties will be achieved through the following:

o Coordinates with the Maintenance Planner by communicating anticipated jobs and outages. Provides input when stores stocks need to be increased or altered, for upcoming jobs to maintain maintenance schedules

o With the Maintenance Planner develops work schedules, equipment usage schedules, the priority of automation expenditures, and procedures for equipment and appliance maintenance to meet overall plant goals.

o Maintains proper documentation of automation systems and keeps files up to date including PI&D drawings, block diagrams, ladder logic, database management, etc.

o Review the design of automation installations for feasibility and planning and be responsible for ongoing maintenance to ensure the proper functioning of plant equipment/systems

o Review and recommend the selection of process instrumentation and automation equipment as well as specify and select control equipment to maximize automation efforts

o Elaborate or review the bid documents and the technical specifications to ensure that all commercial and technical components for the scope are.

o Coordinate plant projects and shutdowns with overall large capital projects according to plant guidelines.

o Coordinate and implement all process control system upgrades and changes in alignment with plant and project objectives to meet productivity goals

o Develop process control system design packages in line with project or plant specifications

o Participate in equipment and system analysis to identify areas for cost reductions

o Participate in training and development of operations and maintenance personnel to ensure the necessary knowledge and skill sets are available to perform electrical and automation tasks

• Support and consult plant management in the field of automation engineering for optimization of a plant operation, responsibility for keeping records, updated technical documentation, and drawings created by CAD systems.

• Ensure overall Department safety performance.

• Ensure the application of the plant’s rules of conduct and health & safety protocols during maintenance procedures to minimize injuries and lost time incidents. Bring violations to the attention of the appropriate management for resolution.

• Troubleshoot and diagnose plant system problems to minimize disruption to plant operations

• Provide ongoing automation support to the plant for all shifts by participating in the plant's on-call program. This includes evaluating and determining the course of action for automation incidents after hours and on weekends while on call and may require on-site supervision of the resolution to maintain operational efficiency

• Implementation of the overall HTC Electrical, Instrument, and Process Control Concepts for all plant projects by project specifications to ensure timely, quality, and cost-effective completion of project goals.

Essential Experience and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required

• Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the field of electrical or systems engineering and project management

• Demonstrated experience in leadership and project management, problem-solving and creativity, strategic thinking, and decision making

• Proficient with MS Office (including MS Visio) and AutoCAD. Demonstrated experience with PLC, HMI and SCADA architecture and programming

• Demonstrated experience with industrial control system software and hardware. Experience with Siemens PCS7/WinCC CEMAT software and Siemens S7-400 PLC hardware is preferred.

• Working knowledge of industrial control networks, industrial network security concepts and practices, and virtualization

• Working knowledge of industrial control systems backup and recovery practices

• Working knowledge of Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 to present

• Familiarity with digitalization, artificial intelligence, data historians, and expert systems

• Familiarity with power metering, instrumentation, gas analyzers, control devices, motor control centers, switchgear, variable frequency drives, and control panel design and engineering.

• Fluent with NEC, NFPA, ISA, etc.

• Understanding of contractual matters (negotiation and legal aspects)

• Willingness to travel within local EBU or Region

• Ability to perform tasks that include walking, climbing equipment, working within confined spaces, and occasionally lifting to 50 lbs.

Preferred Experience and Skills

• Minimum 2 years of experience in providing support for heavy manufacturing, cement manufacturing preferred

• 5 years of experience in programming, instrumentation, power systems, and troubleshooting controls

Work Environment

• Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

What we have to offer

• Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

• Highly competitive benefits programs

• 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled