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Process Automation Technician in Portland, OR at Evraz North America

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Process Automation Technician

City: Portland / State: Oregon                                                   


At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture engineered steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets at six production sites located in the USA (Portland, Oregon; Pueblo, Colorado) and Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta). We are the largest North American producer by volume in the rail and large diameter pipe markets, and we hold leading positions in the Western Canada oil country tubular goods, small diameter pipe and West Coast plate markets.

EVRAZ offers competitive wages and benefits along with training, apprenticeships and development programs to help you accomplish your professional objectives. We encourage our employees to continue their education by providing tuition reimbursement and training opportunities. And our open door policy fosters a culture of open communication that allows every employee to have a voice in the company. It’s how the best ideas come to light—and why the best people choose to work at EVRAZ.



Job Description and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Provide 24/7 maintenance and operational support and resolution of mill control system problems; responsible for first-line troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Assist other departments with troubleshooting equipment and/or process problems using data collection and other control system software tools as required for problem resolution
  • Perform routine daily equipment inspections and operational verifications of product gauging systems and various data acquisition systems deployed throughout the mill
  • Maintain and support mill information systems and network infrastructure
  • Use mill Maintenance Management System (MMS) to document daily and project activity on all planned and unplanned work; communicate to relevant personnel including next shift and automation engineers
  • Perform quarterly safety system checks, semi-annual radiation surveys and annual alloy families’ calibration check for mill x-ray gauging systems
  • Assist field service technician with annual calibration check of width gauge system
  • Assist process automation engineers with projects requiring installation and commissioning of new equipment, control strategies and software solutions to improve productivity, product quality and yield and reliability of the mill
  • Generate red-line drawing markups as required for control system equipment modifications
  • Review and revise existing job procedures including Visual Standard Work (VSW) and generate new procedures and VSW’s as required
  • Utilize training tools and opportunities to increase expertise in existing control system technologies and gain expertise in newer technologies to be deployed in the future
  • Assist in training operations personnel in function and use of newly installed equipment and systems as required, particularly in user interface equipment (HMI)
  • Participate in and contribute to Continuous Improvement (CI) projects throughout the mill as necessary



Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Two year associate degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or equivalent experience.
  • Experience required with system configuration and programming on the following platforms: Motorola VME-based controllers and 68K macro-assembly language, Allen-Bradley PLC-5 and Rockwell Automation Control Logix PLC’s, Siemens S7 and TI-505 PLC’s, and Rockwell Factory Talk and TI/Siemens WinCC HMI software
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills in equipment, process control and gauging systems
  • Experienced in reading and using hydraulic and electrical schematics, PID and mechanical drawings
  • Able and willing to support the 24 hour rolling mill operation through various shifts and/or on-call
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Microsoft Visual Studio and Visual Basic for HMI development
  • FORTRAN and C programming
  • Computer software skills including MS Office and AutoCAD
  • Experience in the manufacturing field
  • Logical circuitry and troubleshooting logical circuits
  • Control theory (Feed Back, Feed Forward and sequencing concepts and application)
  • Control logic programming languages and tools
  • Operating systems (OpenVMS, Unix, PSOS, QNX, Windows)
  • Supporting PCs and networks

 

All applicants must be legally able to work in the USA without sponsorship.


 

EVRAZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans.

While we thank all those who apply, only those being actively considered for employment will be contacted.

 

At EVRAZ North America, we manufacture steel. We also manufacture excellence, drive success and build careers for our employees. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a common set of values and the same goal of creating the best possible solution for our customers.

 

In addition to a competitive wage and generous benefits package, our employees share in the Company’s success through incentives like profit sharing. We provide opportunities for advancement and promote often from within—which means that a job at EVRAZ can take your career farther than you ever imagined.

 

With more than 4,500 team members in the U.S. and Canada, EVRAZ offers well-paying jobs and a comprehensive range of employee benefits. Our total compensation package includes benefits such as:

 

  • Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
  • Family medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • Competitive retirement plans
  • Paid vacations
  • Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program

 

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Two year associate degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or equivalent experience.
  • Experience required with system configuration and programming on the following platforms: Motorola VME-based controllers and 68K macro-assembly language, Allen-Bradley PLC-5 and Rockwell Automation Control Logix PLC’s, Siemens S7 and TI-505 PLC’s, and Rockwell Factory Talk and TI/Siemens WinCC HMI software
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills in equipment, process control and gauging systems
  • Experienced in reading and using hydraulic and electrical schematics, PID and mechanical drawings
  • Able and willing to support the 24 hour rolling mill operation through various shifts and/or on-call
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Microsoft Visual Studio and Visual Basic for HMI development
  • FORTRAN and C programming
  • Computer software skills including MS Office and AutoCAD
  • Experience in the manufacturing field
  • Logical circuitry and troubleshooting logical circuits
  • Control theory (Feed Back, Feed Forward and sequencing concepts and application)
  • Control logic programming languages and tools
  • Operating systems (OpenVMS, Unix, PSOS, QNX, Windows)
  • Supporting PCs and networks