Process Controls Engineer - 2021-18061

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Process Controls Engineer - 2021-18061


Augusta, GA 

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Process Controls Engineer - Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This position reports to the Process Engineering Superintendent.

This position is located in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A and is not available for remote work.

What you will do:

  • Closely monitor Site Distributed Control System and Safety System performance
  • Evaluate BPCS and SIS layers of protect taken from LOPA and develop safety requirement specifications to support layer of protection requirements.
  • Evaluate existing controls / safety functions and unit operations to improve operating efficiency and rate, product quality, on-stream factor and economy.
  • Develop and make recommendations for new control designs and/or modifications for areas to ensure maximum operating efficiency, return on investment, and meet safety standards.
  • Promote and contribute to successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely and thorough design input and specifications / design review by facilitating close coordination and communications with area personnel.
  • Provide construction and commissioning support of instruments and control systems for capital projects.
  • Provide support to Operations on operating problems and to Maintenance Engineering on equipment performance and controls problems.
  • Provide technical support for all the site operator training simulator
  • Promote and actively participate in “ADAPT” Behavioral Safety Process and Environmental Stewardship activities.
  • Interact daily with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations and to meld “reality” with “theoretical”.
  • Represent the Augusta site for any instrument or controls guidance and seminars to support the corporate maintenance and reliability committees.

What you will bring:

  • Required Education: Bachelors’ degree in Electrical or Chemical Engineering 
  • Required Experience: 5 years of industrial experience required (10 years of industrial experience preferred)
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Advanced study in controls, computing or instrumentation (Honeywell, Yokogawa, etc...)
  • Previous experience in Automation, System Integration, or maintenance of control systems with direct relatable experience with PLC’s and DCS equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical and instrumentation technical schematics and drawings


Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment and that proof of vaccination will be required, with minimal exceptions, unless prohibited by applicable law. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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