Process Control Analyst
DCP Midstream, LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, leads the midstream segment as one of the top three largest natural gas gatherers and processors, the largest producer of natural gas liquids, and one of the largest marketers of natural gas liquids in the country.
DCP Midstream is a 50-50 joint venture between Spectra Energy and ConocoPhillips.
DCP Midstream is the link in the energy chain ensuring society has clean energy to warm homes, manufacture goods, and produce consumer products. As the largest producer of natural gas liquids in the U.S, DCP Midstream, is proud of the role its 2800 employees perform in gathering and processing natural gas in 18 States. Jointly owned by ConocoPhillips and Spectra Energy, DCP Midstream is the #1 Oil and Gas Company, and #1 Private Company in Denver, Colorado. (www.dcpmidstream.com)
This position will provide expertise necessary to solve difficult and unusual instrumentation, electrical and control problems at DCP Midstream facilities, as well as provide technical assistance for new plant start-ups. May also assist with administering the training and qualification testing for Instrumentation and Electrical personnel. The responsibilities of this position extend company-wide and there will be some overnight travel required.
Directs the installation, connection, servicing, calibration and replacement of instrument and electrical equipment for Distributive Control Systems (DCS), SCADA, and Process Control Systems. Develops, maintains and troubleshoots programming for DCS, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and other process control systems. Works closely with engineering to review proposed process plans. Provides cost estimates and specifications for required instrumentation, electrical and control systems. May be involved with material procurement. Coordinate Instrumentation/Electrical projects and provide technical assistance and inspection for new plant or project start-ups. Inspects control panels, skid mounted units, etc. at fabrication plants for compliance with specifications and standards. Directs and performs troubleshooting of complex and specialized measurement and control circuits and systems and recommends corrective action. Assists in training and development for Instrumentation & Electrical personnel, plant operators, supervisors and engineers. Initiate and write standards for operation, repair and scheduled preventive maintenance of control equipment. Recommend preventive maintenance schedules and best practices. Use expertise to make recommendations regarding operational efficiencies, improvements and best practices. Serves as the key contact person for the region to review and provide interpretation of company standards, required practices and industry codes. Involved in evaluating new technology and applications to be used to enhance our business. Works with Information Technology (IT) and operations to manage Automation software updates, security and system maintenance.
This job may be staffed as a Process Control Analyst or Sr. Process Control Analyst depending on qualifications and experience.
High school diploma or GED required
2-3 years previous automation experience required
2-3 years previous experience with instrumentation and/or electrical, control systems and process control basics
2-3 years prior programming skills for common process control systems
Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
Must be able to follow written or spoken work instructions in English
Bachelor degree or technical associate degree preferred
5-8 years previous automation experience, preferably in a natural gas processing plant
Vendor specific training a plus (DCS, PLC, Wonderware)
Able to read and understand process flow diagrams and pipeline & instrumentation diagrams
Working knowledge of industry codes and standards for electrical/instrumentation
Very proficient PC/software skills
Excellent analytical skills
Strong team and customer focus orientation
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Able to prepare written communications and present information to various levels of the organization
Able to process complex information and calculate various mathematical formulas
Incumbents should have very proficient PC/Software skills, project management skills, the ability to read and understand process flow diagrams and P&ID's, in-depth knowledge of instrumentation and /or electrical, control systems and process control basics. Must possess excellent analytical skills and have strong team and customer focus orientation. Must have ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to process complex information and calculate various mathematical formulas.
Must possess some programming skills for common process control systems.
Please refer to the Job Description for the qualifications.