Automation Engineer

at Solenis, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Automation Engineer

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US-VA-Suffolk | US

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Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company's product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.


Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 5,200 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers' unique challenges. If you're interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.










Provide process control/automation support - to Projects, Operations, Maintenance, EHS and technical teams - including

configuration and programming from I/O to batch sequences

troubleshooting, maintenance and optimization of existing process control and system/network performance and security

recommendations to support continuous improvements to safety performance, regulatory compliance, quality, efficiency, production throughput, equipment reliability, waste reduction and operating cost.

on-call (outside office hours, typically one week per month) for control system-related issues affecting Production.

specify field instrumentation for projects and 'bad-actor' replacement.

participation in Root Cause Analysis investigations, management of change, PSSRs, and PHAs.

Support the maintenance and administration of the site OSI-PI system.

Mentor and train E&I technicians and other site personnel - in process control, automation and instrumentation.

Maintain necessary skills to perform role of Process (Control/Automation) engineer.

Promote adherence to corporate and site automation policies, procedures and standards; contribute to the development of new and improved policies, procedures and standards.

Participate in safety meetings.

Other activities/tasks as assigned.

This position will report to the site leader for Process and Automation.










BS in Electrical/Electronic, Chemical Engineering or related field; other qualifications may be considered with appropriate experience.

3- 10 years' experience in a process/manufacturing environment is preferred.

Hands-on experience of Control systems - DCS and/or PLC - preferably Siemens APACS and Emersion Delta V (including DeltaV Connect and DeltaV Batch) - including configuration programming and HMI graphics, system administration and performance monitoring, and system development.

Experienced in the selection, specification, system design, installation, check-out, commissioning and troubleshooting of field instrumentation, bus communications and other DCS-related components e.g., control panels and circuits, and network infrastructure

DCS interfaces to external systems e.g., PLCs.

Experience of OSI PI system administration.

At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.




Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.


Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701.

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Job Posting: 876779

Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 16, 2021