Process Controls Engineer

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Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Gainesville, FL, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken's SiVance Plant is a world-class business leader in silicone chemistry, focused on the development and manufacture of specialty silicone technologies at this fully-integrated production facility established in 1953 in Gainesville, Florida. The 65-acre site contains Research & Development laboratories, analytical capabilities for chemical analysis and route development, and production facilities ranging from lab scale, to pilot and commercial scale, allowing SiVance to move innovations through the development pipeline in relatively short order. At the SiVance plant, more than 120 associates produce hundreds of silicon-based products considered vital to the performance and value of industrial and consumer products manufactured around the world.





This position is located at the SiVance plant in Gainesville, FL, and reports to the Engineering Manager.  The Process Controls Engineer is responsible for the strategy, design and maintenance of process control instrumentation, system infrastructure and programs at the Gainesville, FL location.




  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Understanding of P&IDs and Process Flow Diagrams
  • Understanding of electrical elementary and loop diagrams
  • 2+ years' experience programming DCS systems (Siemens PCS7, DeltaV, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot process control loops and systems
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Availability to resolve urgent system problems outside of business hours



  • Training and experience in supporting and programming of Siemens PCS 7 system.
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Experience in the design and safety aspects of electrical systems



  • Provide support for all site instrumentation, control and drive systems including legacy Moore Products single loop controllers, Eurotherm digital recorders controllers and related historian server infrastructure with analog, digital and bus connected (e.g. Modbus, As-I, etc.) IO.
  • Provide support for Siemens PCS7 Hardware, Software, and Configuration including OS Server, OS Client, Batch Server, Web server, redundancy troubleshooting, and Remote IO and profibus network support.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues related to the above systems to ensure stable operation through troubleshooting, firmware updates including smart instrumentation, Microsoft patches, software updates, etc.
  • Identify and implement projects to address control system reliability including component obsolesce and application of best practices. 
  • Manage control system service contracts to return the best value.
  • Update Network Hierarchy, General Arrangement, and other Engineering Drawings to reflect as found and field changes.
  • Configure and design custom graphic displays and trends.
  • Maintain system documentation, change log information and critical spares lists.
  • Troubleshoot / provide troubleshooting support for system hardware, software, network, and instrument bus technologies as needed.
  • Develop and maintain instrumentation standards to minimize hardware variances.
  • Participate in and drive the change management process as it relates to the control systems.
  • Lead control system upgrade projects as well as installation of new control systems as needed.
  • Participate in projects as team member managing the design and implementation of instrumentation, control, and automation aspects of larger projects.
  • Implement control strategies / programming used to interface with and control physical devices such as valves and pumps to ensure equipment is operating within the integrity operating envelope.
  • Lead control system and instrumentation check out, commissioning and tuning activities
  • SAFETY – Adhere to all plant safety policies and compliance regulations.  Actively participate in the safety process through completing of safety audits, participating in safety projects, identifying Site Hazards and contributing to safety improvements, and being an attending member of a safety team.  Complete annual safety training as required.  Specific duties include but are not limited to:
    1. Enforce safety rules and continuously improve housekeeping.
    2. Promote safety as a core behavior and lead by example.
    3. Encourage team member’s participation in safety processes.
  • QUALITY – Develop familiarity, understand and comply with Milliken Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs), relevant ISO 9000 standards and Company Policies that are applicable to this position.



Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.