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RESIDENT ENGINEER

at Yokogawa Corporation of America

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 74953b62-c71e-4f6c-b03d-c8b734ba12eb

Job Description

Every high-technology product from Yokogawa has to fulfill three basic criteria: Quality, Innovation, and Foresight. We are one of the world leaders in industrial automation and process optimization, information systems and industrial services. We develop, engineer, implement and maintain technology that requires highly trained, and skilled professionals to maintain and further develop our quality processes. To execute our mission to become the leading Controls Solution Provider in North America, we are seeking a Resident Engineer to perform a variety of routine and complex engineering tasks related  to maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, Software enhancements, Hardware enhancements, and modifications, including existing DCS and supervisory systems.

Assignment will be at a customer site facility in Alabama with some travel to other customer sites. Knowledge of both Yokogawa CENTUM and ProSafe-RS control system and competitive offerings is preferred.  Will implement Preventative Maintenance and support system readiness and additions. Implementation of control application from design specific deliverables including control narratives, logic charts or other control design deliverables into the control system is a plus.

DUTIES/RESULTS

  • Provides multi-level shutdown and periodic maintenance services on systems and process products.
  • Responds to/provides remedial and emergency support to system and process product customers.
  • Analyzes customer needs and provides feedback to operations and sales for additional or expanded service opportunities.
  • Typically supports multiple customers. Able to work independently.
  • Conducts systems operational test.  Installs system hardware/software upgrades as required.
  • Provides feedback to operations, sales, Technical Support Center and Quality Assurance on system product functionality, service task information necessary to maintain quality and competitive standards.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Yokogawa systems and process products, process control principles; must maintain current knowledge of new technologies.
  • Responsible for care and maintenance of all assigned test equipment as well as maintenance of any other assigned Yokogawa properties.
  • Must be willing to travel for job assignments and work outside the normal eight to five work day/week. May be on 24-hour call.
  • Responsible for providing uncompromising quality to all work processes in designated area of responsibility.
  • Proficient with the hardware and software components of Yokogawa DCS systems. Able to integrate multiple Yokogawa systems   and a variety of non-Yokogawa systems, such as information management systems, supervisory systems, and standard sub-systems.
  • Conversant with optional software packages, such as batch, Fieldbus, reports, and EXA packages. 
  • Able to identify areas for improvement and plans for upgrade, migration, and/or replacement of existing control systems.
  • Answer technical questions raised by or through the account manager as needed to support sales pursuits. Able to determine appropriate options that can be proposed solutions (e.g. EXA   packages).
  • Accompany account managers as needed to provide technical support. Responsible for accuracy of proposals regarding estimated hours and scope of work.
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction. Promotes customer confidence in Yokogawa's products and capabilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

SPECIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:  B.S Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent years of work experience; Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the design and implementation of process control systems. Must have knowledge of Yokogawa CentumVP Systems and ProSafe-RS.  Must have knowledge of basic control system hardware, software (Must have SEBOL Programming experience) & applications. Exhibits strong communication skills.