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Process Controls Engineering Manager


Rock Springs, WY, US, 82901-8810

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Manager will provide guidance, direction and resources in various design projects to satisfy the production and maintenance departments' needs while maintaining a satisfactory cost-benefit ratio, and complying with safety, environmental and quality standards. Responsible for leading and supervising a team of engineers as they develop, test, modify, and create solutions to technical problems. Their duty is also to provide technical direction to the engineering team. The role will also be a companywide resource by working with other facilities to address technical and compliance issues as they occur.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works constructively and communicates well within peers and group leader for the process control department to ensure departmental and plant goals are met in a timely fashion.
  • Works on complex problems, projects, or tasks under direction of the department leader.
  • Analyzes and evaluates existing and proposed systems and formulates ideas and procedures to improve and accomplish control tasks.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting services to all employees at the site.
  • Works with engineering to design and program logic to accomplish process control changes within the plant.
  • These assignments includes design of both software control logic and HMI screen display configuration as well as hardware. 
  • Provide installation, troubleshooting and maintenance for all of the DCS and PLC infrastructures at the locations.
  • Performs work as directed to maintain or expand control networks and logic used to ensure redundancy on control systems for the plant.
  • Monitor, learn, understand and apply remedies to problems with process control servers and clients.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining hardware inventory and documentation for areas supported.
  • Partner with Corporate IT Department to ensure proper cyber security measures are in place to protect process controls systems at the plan.
  • Participates in 24/7/365 coverage rotation to support 24/7/365 plant operation.  

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 8+ years of relevant experience managing Process Controls projects and leading teams or Controls Engineers.
  • Interest and commitment in embarking on a career in process control in a state of the art chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Knowledge of information technology, personal computers, software, networking and peripheral equipment is desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles.
  • Customer oriented.

Job Requisition ID: 8331

Travel Required: None

Location(s): AB Plant - Rock Springs 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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