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Control Systems Engineer, PCAPP (229301)

  • Requisition ID:  229301
  • Position Title: Control Systems Engineer, PCAPP (229301)
  • Project: PCAPP 
  • Location: Pueblo, CO
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Surety Program: UAP
  • Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherence to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements

Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.  

 

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

 

Role Overview
The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Controls System Engineer at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Automation Supervisor at the PCAPP project. Controls Systems Engineer III reviews and coordinates documents with suppliers, other disciplines and customers. Coordinates technical issues with Startup & Commissioning and provides assistance to Construction in the field. Proficient with basic engineering deliverables such as drawings, specifications, and Distributed Control System (DCS)/ Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) configurations. Proficient with the development of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) and the development of Control Strategies. Proficient with process control algorithms and proficient with DCS/PLC database programs. Knowledgeable of major regulations and industry codes and standards applicable to instrumentation and Controls. Properly interprets and applies codes & standards and customer design requirements in the preparation of Control Systems design products.

 

This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.

 

This is a long-term assignment and this position will operate on a DuPont shift based working schedule (up to 12 hours at a time, rotating day and night shifts).

 

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review Piping & Instrument Diagrams and Logic Diagrams for control and instrumentation software requirements prepare configuration documents to implement the software requirements, and conduct test plans to validate implemented software.
  • Contributes to maintaining the project’s instrument database using automated tools and has knowledge of the applicability of information to be populated in the instrument database.
  • Achieves work process improvement and promotes continuous work process improvement.
  • Champions non-proprietary electronic data interchange and integrate automation technology where ever practical.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, Nuclear, or Electro-Mech engineering from a US Accredited institution with 1 year of relevant experience.
  • In lieu of a degree, 5 years of Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, Nuclear or Electro engineering experience is required.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be physically fit and able to work safely at a construction site.
  • Must be able to obtain an EIT or FE Certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Distributed Control System (DCS)/ Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) configurations experience along with experience integrating PLCs into a DCS system.
  • Must be able to obtain a DODI 8570.01-M IAT I, II, or III certification within 6 months of employment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, Nuclear, or Electro-Mech engineering from an US Accredited institution.
  • Working knowledge of VISIO CADD and/or PDS 2D.
  • Programming experience in both Honeywell C300 system, OPC programming and the Rockwell RS 500 logic Version 18 and under

 

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

__X__ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

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