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Associate Process Control Engineer - Dallas, TX

Location: 

Dallas, TX, US, 75251

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.

 

The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.

 

The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Job Summary:
A Process Control/Automation Engineer is familiar with typical industry-accepted plant automation platforms and possesses general knowledge of midstream oil and gas operations. This role will work as part of Delek Logistics’ Operations Support Engineering team to develop all aspects of facility process logic, facility automation, SCADA, and HMI applications, and will function in a lead support role to operations.  Assignments will feature both new and upgraded assets, developing new applications and leading troubleshooting efforts and root-cause investigations into existing process controls issues. The Engineer should be familiar with common industrial platforms, including Modicon, Allen-Bradley, Wonderware or similar, Pi and SQL data historians, and advanced configuration and programming work. Familiarity with regulated control room management, alarm management, pipeline operations, PHMSA and DOT compliance, process safety, and cause-and-effect studies, and functional specifications, are a strong plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support to operations including field support as needed.
  • Develop sophisticated industrial automation, plant control, database, and data communication applications, using state-of-the-art software, across a wide range of applications.
  • Create mid-to-complex process logic controller (PLC) applications for pipeline midstream facilities. 
  • Develop upon common Allen-Bradley Logix, ABB FlowX, Omni, and Modicon platforms.
  • Develop HMI visualization applications. These applications are developed in a multitude of proprietary programming languages designed by vendor companies including GE, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Schneider, Wonderware, to name a few. Additional experience in other programming languages such as Microsoft Visual Basic, C++/C#, Microsoft SQL Server is very beneficial.
  • Develop functional specifications, cause & effect diagrams, controls narratives, I/O lists, and SCADA configuration sheets for remote and locally monitored facilities
  • Design, program, test, integrate, and support SCADA applications on Wonder Ware SCADA platform.
  • Design, program, test, integrate, and support PLC programming for complex site-wide process controls platforms, including Allen-Bradley Logix5000, Modicon, and FlowX.
  • Work with Delek Logistics’ Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineering team, as needed to resolve operations issues.
  • Attend factory acceptance testing (FAT), conduct, and verify customer acceptance testing (CAT), schedule and coordinate SCADA point-to-point activities with Pipeline Operations, as necessary.
  • Act as subject matter expert for Delek Logistics’ process controls and automation procedures and standards.  Evaluate, develop, modify, revise, and assist with rollout of new standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Represent Delek Logistics’ operations teams and coordinate with vendors/suppliers responsible for providing process controls systems, components, racks, software, communications, and related equipment.
  • Utilize and follow Delek’s management of change process for all programming changes and site upgrades.
  • Remain current and up to date on industry trends, technological developments, cyber security improvements, design standards, regulatory changes, and vendor hardware life cycles (end-of-life replacement recommendations).
  • Participate in industry-sponsored events and training, as available.

Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or another related field, or AAS Degree in Instrumentation and Control Systems and 2+ years of documented practical experience working with PLC’s, SCADA, and related control systems with oil & gas operations.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in software programming, design, and analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with ladder logic programming and common industry platforms, as it applies to rugged PLC and RTU architecture.
  • Familiarity with common industry-grade HMI platforms, including FactoryTalk and Wonderware.
  • Familiarity with hazardous industrial process logic and control systems.  Direct experience with liquids midstream pipeline operating facilities or other oil & gas facilities is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of SQL Server and OSIsoft Pi structures and stored procedures
  • Able to read and understand P&ID drawings, electrical single-line drawings, and terminal block diagrams.
  • Ability to understand and develop HMIs in relationship to a cause-and-effect matrix
  • Understands concepts of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to function as a designer, developer, and tester, where applicable
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems and think analytically
  •  Comfortable in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  •  Most work assignments will be home office based, but the successful candidate must be willing to travel up to 50% during startups and commissioning, including nights, weekends, and holidays during critical activities and emergencies.
  • A working understanding of computer networking and communications.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to submit to DOT random drug & alcohol screening



Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience:

  • Technical knowledge of SCADA systems is required
  • Knowledge and understanding of networking, data radio systems, TCP/IP, and other relevant systems
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC’s, Schneider Modicon PLC’s, FlowX Spirit Systems, Omni Flow computers, G3 systems
  •  Experience with Wonderware HMI and SCADA platforms
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex data including large data sets
  • Experience working and managing third party contractors and vendors
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, work under pressure and motivate employees in an encouraging manner
  • Experience in C++, C#, Visual Basic, and/or other advanced languages.
  • Experience in SQL with a major RDBMS.


Culture Fit & Alignment to Delek's Core Values

  • Consistently adhere to Delek’s policies and procedures and be a positive example for others by demonstrating the Company’s core values of Safety, Integrity, Commitment, Passion for Wining and Excellence, Maximizing Value, and Growth Oriented.

Organizational Impact

  • Make decisions and/or act based on logical assumptions derived from information gathered; seek out information from established policies and procedures and/or knowledge experts; seek input from others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

BECOME PART OF THE ENERGY

It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

Welcome to Delek US Holdings

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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