Process Controls Engineer

Pasadena, Texas, United States of America
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Job Description

Are you inspired by “what’s next”? So are we.

When you join the Ketjen team, you contribute to a better tomorrow. You will play a role in powering many of the world’s largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people’s lives and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Ketjen Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation, is currently seeking a Process Controls Engineer at our Bayport, TX site.

The Process Controls Engineer’s primary responsibility is to provide predictive and preventive maintenance and technical support: Identify and document cost reductions, manage staff, facilitate equipment modifications with vendors, and conduct failure analysis; document equipment history. 


  • Programming and troubleshooting of control system to support day-to-day operations (ABB Bailey Infi90/Batch Programming, Rockwell PlantPAx, Wonderware InTouch, Allen Bradley and Modicon PLC's)
  • Participate in selection and specification of new hardware/software.
  • Participate in commissioning and troubleshooting of new programming and hardware.
  • Manage and monitor the health of the process control system and process networks.
  • Assist with management of the plant historian (OSIsoft PI) and associated applications (PI Analytic Framework, PI Vision, etc.)
  • Assist with management of NWA software (Northwest Analytics)
  • Process optimization, Six-Sigma Green or Black Belt experience with multi-variate analysis tools will be a plus but not required.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call coverage at least one week per month.
  • Travel is minimal; however, a small amount of travel may be required for training, conferences
  • This position is full-time, 9/80 schedule at Bayport; however, additional after-hours support will be expected occasionally for start-up and troubleshooting.

Basic Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering and at least 2 years of plant experience is preferred.
  • Strong programming experience in either DCS (function block and batch logic) or PLC is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent people skills and customer focus
  • Ability to work both as an effective member of a team and independently.
  • Motivation to learn and expand skill set.

(Unsolicited Third Party Resumes Not Accepted)

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