Process Automation Engineer. – Cargill – Gouda

  • Gouda


Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The process automation engineer will be part of a team of five specialists. This team manages all aspects of the process automation systems on-site. The activities include:

  • execution of projects: from drawing up functional and/or technical specifications, in close collaboration with the production department, to jointly putting software developed into operation.
  • implementation of modifications: programming, testing, commissioning of software adjustments associated with changed insights or changes to the installations. 
  • Management tasks for both software and hardware systems.
  • Within the position you will regularly fulfill the role of project leader, but you must also be able to work ‘hands-on’ on the Simatic PCS7 process control systems. You are an important bridge between engineering, system integrators and production. 

    Key Accountabilities

  • Apply general knowledge of principles, terms, and practices of automation engineering to support the design and build of safe and reliable operations.
  • Coordinate and provide direct support and delivery of services for an operation.
  • Execute and support automation engineering standards and deliverables in capital projects.
  • Monitor and support progress for projects with low to medium levels of complexity and ensure appropriate resource allocations and portfolio prioritization.
  • Implement, monitor and track audit control mechanisms within area of scope to track performance and provide actionable solutions that contribute to improvements.
  • Support more senior team members to assess automation engineering development and application opportunities and further dissemination across common practice areas.
  • Support, analyze and develop conclusions regarding areas of improvement and identify opportunities to improve performance and determine acceptable risk tolerance.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate project management skills
  • Strong technical and mathematical skills
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques
  • Experience with Simatic PCS7
  • Willing to particiapte in an on-call service for automation systems (6-week schedule)
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    Our Offer
    We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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