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Process Automation Engineer

Company: Clariant
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job ID: 36638 - Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Exciting opportunity to join our Catalyst operations team in Louisville, KY. As a contributing member of this team your overall responsibility will be to improve processes using advanced technology (e.g. DCS, Batch Recipes, Software's) aiming highest degrees of efficiency aligned to corporate/site objectives. Ensure operational availability of automation equipment in the plant (DCS, SIS, BAS, Servers)


  • Define new automated ways of executing tasks via technology (advanced manufacturing)
  • Improve processes through DCS improvements (e.g. batch recipes) and new technologies
  • Coordinate and execute trainings to plant people in his/her area of expertise
  • Execute/monitor Continuous Improvement Programs in performance, costs, quality, safety
    • Ensure compliance with local legal regulations and local legal legislation (ensure that permits are obeyed)
    • Ensure compliance with Clariant policies regarding safety and environmental aspects
    • Participate in risk analysis; support and implement corresponding action items
    • Responsible for SIS (Safety Instrumented System), availability, tests, software, and equipment
      • Ensure high levels of availability for automation installations (DCS, SIS, BAS, Server, DCS network)
      • Responsible for DCS/SIS system integrity, modifications, software configuration
      • Create and maintain all automation documentation; ensure proper utilization of Management of Change
      • Develop and maintain functional description / control logic / Interlocks
      • Coordinate preventive maintenance and tests for automation systems
      • Develop processes and procedures to increase First Pass Quality (FPQ) of production
      • Participate in groups to follow up nonconformities from clients (QNS) Requirements
        • BS or MS in engineering or related discipline; especially Chemical or Electrical Engineering
        • 1-5 years' experience with design, networking, programming and configuration of automation systems such as Siemens, ABB, Emerson, Rockwell, etc.
        • Experience in a manufacturing environment trouble shooting equipment and automation issues.
        • Chemical manufacturing is preferred.
        • Experience in computer programming and networking.
        • Superb communication and organizational skills. What's in it for you?
          • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances
          • Paid Holidays
          • PTO time with a carry-over benefit
          • Tuition Reimbursement
          • Wellness Program
          • EAP Program
          • Spending and Savings Accounts
          • Life/AD&D Insurance
          • Disability Insurance
          • Pet Insurance
          • Online discount Mall
          • Auto/Home Insurance
          • Identity Theft Protection
          • Legal Services Plan Jerome Hill
            Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner

            Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2021, Clariant totaled a staff number of 11 537 and recorded sales of CHF 4.372 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant's corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of 'Greater chemistry - between people and planet' and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people. Join us and help create sustainable value through chemistry for customers all over the globe.

            Clariant Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other protected class as established by law.
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Keywords: Clariant, Louisville , Process Automation Engineer, Engineering , Louisville, Kentucky

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