Automation Engineer II


The Automation Engineer is responsible for plant process control system PCS specification, application programming, testing, commissioning and maintenance. The incumbent applies the PCS as a tool for improvement of plant performance including rate, availability, OEE and MTBF. Other responsibilities include facilitating use of the PCS as a resource for Process, Maintenance, Production, Shipping, Environmental and Quality Departments.



  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
  • Manage resources to ensure understanding and compliance with environmental regulations and LafargeHolcim's sustainable development objectives including the implementation of ISO 14001 system
  • Develop SAP transaction skills in the PP, PM and BW modules for production data entry, maintenance notifications, purchase requisitions and reports.
  • Coordinate and communicate with suppliers and contractors of systems/equipment/services.
  • Prevent downtime due to faults; continuous improvement to HMI and programming to both extend life of existing PCS and facilitate eventual replacement.
  • Support installation of new plant equipment from conception to operation. Assure integration of new systems into plant operations.
  • Use of the PCS to provide information for management or other reporting functions (high degree of involvement with environmental reporting and permit compliance)
  • Work closely with Process Engineers to analyze, improve and document all aspects of operations.
  • Responsible for integration, maintenance and application of systems such as LINKman, as well as incorporation of equipment areas previously outside PCS scope, conversion of relay logic systems and replacement or integration of PLCs.
  • Programming of Rockwell Contrologix PLCs, Factorytalk RSView HMIs, VMWare Network Virtualization
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position works closely with Process Engineers analyzing, improving and documenting all aspects of operations.? It also works closely with maintenance, electrical/instrumentation to interface equipment with the process control systems (PCS).? Further, this position works closely with environmental and quality providing reporting and permit compliance information.



Required Education:? Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree

Field of Study Preferred:? Computer Science, Electrical/Instrumentation, Process Control? ? ? ??

Required Work Experience:?? 5 ? 7 years preferably in the cement industry

Travel Requirements:? Minimal

Additional Requirements:? Experience will be taken into consideration.

Required Computer and Software Skills:? High level computer and software skills, Knowledge of ControlLogix 5000 is a plus??



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