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Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

Company: Waters
Location: Taunton
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Waters Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer to join our Taunton Operations Team.This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and be involved in projects with a variety of instrumentation and controls automation and technology needs. -The I&C engineer will lead the design, specification, and qualification of a control system to operate a new state of the art manufacturing plant. - In addition, the candidate will support an existing manufacturing facility through DeltaV DCS troubleshooting and maintenance. - This position requires the Instrumentation & Controls Engineer to conceptualize, detail, and implement control systems for Waters' manufacturing processes. This involves the development of control system architecture, system documentation, programming controllers, programming the process visualization (HMI/SCADA), developing databases for archiving/displaying historical system data, and implementing/commissioning the control system in our new facility.The ideal candidate must have a diverse engineering skill set with the ability to work independently. Will act as technical lead on projects and may also act as project manager on smaller projects. -The ideal candidate -will be able to thrive in a very fast paced & dynamic manufacturing environment.

  • Manage existing DeltaV DCS to minimize downtime and loss of production; provide after-hours technical support to 2nd and 3rd shifts including weekends as necessary.
  • Control system architecture and wiring design, including the following communication protocols: Ethernet, ASI, and Profibus PA.
  • Develop instrumentation and controls design documents: instrument spec sheets, URSs, and Functional Specifications.
  • Develop control narratives, sequence of operations, and test procedures for instrumentation.
  • Instrumentation (including valves and actuators) evaluation, design and selection.
  • Cost vs. value analysis of instrumentation options.
  • Instrumentation installation design and configuration with knowledge of Class I, Div. I & II explosion proof and intrinsically safe requirements.
  • Develop technical & design criteria, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), SCADA block diagrams, control schematics, panel layout diagrams, and interconnection diagrams.
  • Provide competency specific guidance on electrical, instrumentation, and process control systems to all operations. - Participate in design reviews for all capital projects, including new facilities, and changes to existing processes, to support and drive project delivery.
  • Manage and maintain change management procedures for all controls environments across operations.
  • Perform loop checks, continuity tests, factory acceptance tests, site acceptance tests, start-up support, and performance tests for process control systems.
  • Coordinate with colleagues in other engineering and scientific disciplines on multi-discipline projects.
  • Build strong relationships with Operations, Technical Support, and Facilities to deliver standardized processes.
  • Coordinate with equipment vendors and contractors on projects.
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or other related discipline is required.
    • 7 - 10 years of experience programming and configuring the following: Allen-Bradley PLCs, Rockwell Software HMI/SCADA PLCs, Wonderware InBatch, Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware Historian, and DeltaV.
    • 7 - 10 years of experience supporting controls and instrumentation in a cGMP, ISO 9001:2015 certified, manufacturing environment is preferred.
    • Experience with computer set-up and software configuration for process control consoles under MS Windows operating systems and system integrations involving DCS.
    • Ability to produce electrical diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams using AutoCAD.PREFERRED:
      • 3+ years of experience working with the following automation systems: Werum PAS-X MES, LIMS, CMMS, BAS, and EDCSWaters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. - -Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. - -Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. -#LI-ML1

Keywords: Waters, Taunton , Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer, Engineering , Taunton, Massachusetts

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