• Process Controls Engineer

    Location US-NJ-Ewing
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    # Positions
    Exp. (Yrs)
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    Int'l Travel required
    % Int'l Travel
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
  • Company Overview

    For over twenty years, FMC Lithium has been innovating, manufacturing and delivering products and technologies to power a cleaner, healthier and more mobile world. We have grown as a leader in the industry through partnership with our customers, thriving in a marketplace full of challenges and opportunities. The success we’ve achieved follows a simple but critical promise to our customers: provide consistent, high quality products, ensure security of supply, and anticipate solutions for future needs; all backed by a deep expertise in material science.


    This expertise and the unprecedented growth in the market made it clear that FMC Lithium is ready to separate into an independently traded company by the end of 2018. The FMC Lithium business is poised to stand on its own with leaders and talent that will drive the organization to greater opportunities and accomplishments. We are investing in our future and our customers’ future, and our best is yet to come.


    The Process Controls Engineer will influence design decisions by providing automation, control design and support for process design and improvement.  The engineer will direct the design, implementation, production of systems controls, sensing and instrumentations that meet specified criteria for performance quality, safety and cost. 



    • Design, document, produce controls and monitoring systems, data logging and sensing applications, and programming PLC based automation devices. 
    • Lead process controls discipline from corporate, provide guidance and establish strong relationship with process controls network team across the company.
    • Work with project managers and sites engineering teams on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
    • Lead cross-functional teams to design, implement and commission the controls areas of significant capital projects. 
    • Develop cost estimates and manage spending to meet the target for the controls needs of each project. 
    • Work with the sourcing department to write equipment specifications, obtain suppliers’ competitive quotes, purchase and expedite equipment orders for capital projects. 
    • Recommend and implement improvements or modifications in sequence of operations and equipment utilization. 
    • Prepare detailed drawings and schematics, including related electrical drawings. 
    • Build relationships with and utilize outside vendors to create prototypes, develop circuit mockups and manufacture and commission electrical control panels. 
    • Responsible for new manufacturing equipment installs, maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as calibration of control systems to maximize capacity and production. 
    • Exhibit good understanding of safety protocols and practices to work in accordance with GMP regulations, standards and procedures to eliminate unreasonable risk. 
    • Provide vendor recommendations, qualifications and procurement support.
    • Provide discipline leadership and coordination on small projects.
    • Provide training, and assist sites with implementation/application of new systems.

    • Develops, maintains and ensures compliance to all regulatory, FMC, and Industry codes and standards.

    • Identifies new tools and technologies, and opportunities for their application within FMC.

    • Act independently and provide leadership and direction for assignment, programs and projects.


    Required Education

    BS in Chemical, Controls, Electrical, Instrumentation or other related engineering degree 


    • BS in Chemical, Controls, Instrumentation or other related engineering degree 
    • 10 years of controls engineering experience, including automation controls, programming PLC systems and interfaces, as well as measurement and logging
    • Ability to determine the appropriate selection and application of process control devices, equipment, and systems for chemical process facilities.
    • Ability to plan and conduct performance tests on electrical, electromechanical and experimental products, controls and systems. 
    • Knowledge of methods surrounding design and build of digital circuits, programming PLC’s, powering and communicating with controls systems, bus technologies, HMI monitor devices and sensor technologies. 
    • Knowledge and understanding of process control systems (DCS & PLC) design, application, programing, configuration, implementation, and start-up. Following specific system knowledge is a plus:
      • Honeywell’s TDC 3000 and LCN based systems (Honeywell TPN based system experience is a plus).
      • Honeywell C300 and PKS Experion systems.
      • ABB DCS 800xA Systems
      • Siemens PLC’s family based systems
      • Rockwell PLC’s family based systems
    • Knowledge of process control strategy, measurement technology, Instrument design, ISA standards.
    • In depth knowledge of Plant historian and its connectivity to Process Controls Systems.
    • Working knowledge of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) design basis and functionality.
    • Knowledge of SIS system to participate in LOPA analysis.
    • Experience performing controls functions for capital projects. 
    • Knowledge of Industry practices to design process control network security.
    • Experience in providing Advanced Process Controls solutions in Continuous and Batch Chemical process for manufacturing improvements.
    • Knowledge in Cyber Security for Process Control Networks at Operational Technologies (OT) environment.
    • Ability to work with multiple teams and disciplines 
    • Organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills 
    • Written and verbal technical communication skills. 

    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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