Haldor Topsoe, Inc
  • 31-May-2017 to 30-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Control Systems Engineer, Manufacturing Plant, Pasadena, TX  77507



Responsible for PLC/DCS programming (ABB 800xA, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, ABB SattLine), instrumentation, and controls in the plant.



  • Provides all programming for various DCS systems and PLCs in the plant.
  • Works closely with Unit Operations to make necessary programming changes associated with process optimizations and changes.
  • Maintain integrity and performance of systems, process controls, plant historian and control networks.
  • Provide direct hands-on on-call control system support.
  • Respond to calls for control system hardware malfunctions and repair those malfunctions, including control system processors, control system i/o sub systems and Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems.
  • Respond to calls for control system software problems and repair those problems including loop configuration, graphics configuration, and timing issues.
  • Respond to calls for network infrastructure problems and repair those problems, including problems with switches, fiber optic converters, cabling and power distribution.
  • Enter purchase requisitions for required equipment.
  • Develop implementation plans for installation of equipment.
  • Develop and implement new additions or enhancements to process control systems within systems standards.
  • Add and modify PLC ladder logic for Allen Bradley systems.
  • Configure OPC servers for cross system communication.
  • Solicit proposals for upgrades or migrations for systems that are obsolete and are becoming obsolete.
  • Perform system administrator functions on AB, ABB, PI, VMS and other control operating systems, providing security protection procedures updates and backup of software and data as required.
  • Develops standards and procedures to perform various functions on systems and review work of vendors and contractors for compliance with and adherence to standards.
  • Train others in proper, effective use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of systems and networks.
  • Other duties assigned by manager.



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Instrument Engineering, Process Engineering
  • Requires minimum of 5 years of related experience in a production facility performing DCS programming. ABB 800xA systems programming preferred, but other DCS systems such as Delta V or Centum, or Process Controllers such as ControlLogix will be considered.
  • Familiarity with OSI Software PI data historian is a plus.
  • Be capable of troubleshooting control network systems.
  • Must be comfortable with P&IDs and Process Flow Diagrams.
  • Experience with PLCs and HMIs preferably Allen-Bradley products.

    It is the policy of Haldor Topsoe, Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. 

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