The Process Control Engineer will provide coordination and control over the execution of C&A activities in order to ensure stability and integrity of Manufacturing Systems throughout CCBSA. The PCE will support in personnel, systems and process development through normal operation as well as project conditions. This role will be the custodian of C&A standards across CCBSA and will lead in mitigation of risks arising from existing deviations. The PCE will report to the Manufacturing Systems Manager and will assist in problem solving, change management and enhancing operational performance.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Develop Control and Automation Standards
Analyse C&A environment and develop adequate standards for review by Manufacturing and Engineering leads.
Develop standardised processes and procedures in consultation with operational leads to ensure C&A stability and reliability.
Assist with ensuring that the system architecture environment remains aligned with manufacturing systems standards and IT standards where applicable.
Lead C&A Performance Optimisation
Facilitation, implementation and project management of automation and control systems projects to satisfy the requirements of manufacturing within budget and timelines.
Identify and motivate technical CAPIN justification.
Coach, guide and assist both direct reports and influenced roles in project and operational scenarios
Lead and effectively manage change, supporting pre-implementation, execution and post-implementation for pure C&A initiatives and activities that impact on C&A
Ensure the integrity and reliability of production systems software and hardware from PLC devices to ERP system by monitoring maintenance, adherence to standards and effective problem solving.
Maintain and participate in the C&A community by enabling knowledge sharing and skill transfer
Extract Value from Manufacturing Systems
Proactively optimise Process Performance, through appropriate Problem Solving Techniques and statistical analysis in order to improve performance.
Monitor and evaluate operational processes with respect to C&A
Proactively engage relevant technical/functional resources to initiate problem solving when deviations occurs
Categorise C&A downtime into manageable and logical groupings
Evaluate and implement solutions per downtime category in order to minimise or eliminate them.
Scope and define changes with input from operational requirements and supplier expertise and determine the best specification/cost ratio I order to adequately suit business needs.
Judgement and decision making
Supports the intent of ensuring that the functional solution integrates into the broader CCBA template.
Has joint accountability to ensure that Manufacturing Systems solutions are delivered on time, to budget and meets the requirements of the function.
Has authority to execute changes in order to ensure manufacturing uptime is maintained without adversely affecting system integrity.
Skills, Experience & Education
• BSc Engineering (Electronics) or BTech Electrical Engineering (Light Current)
Knowledge and Experience
• At least 5 years in C&A operational or project role or system integration.
• Understanding of virtual systems, network configuration and manufacturing applications.
• Specialised knowledge of Instrument and Control calibrations, configurations, maintenance, fault finding, installation standards, documentation standards and instrumentation protocols.
• Good understanding of and experience with Wonderware Archestra and Intouch based SCADA systems
• Experience in leading problem solving and providing solutions in tine sensitive environments
• Solid experience in unifying disparate control/information systems
• In-depth knowledge of PLCs hardware and software and industrial networking
• Good manufacturing and process understanding.
• Experience operating in successful cross-functional teams through both continuous improvement and project based initiatives.
• Understanding of business processes for IT.
• Functional Knowledge. Will be an expert/specialist in the field of control and automation, with the ability to disseminate that knowledge in coaching and problem solving sessions.
• Problem Solving. Evaluates situations using multiple sources of information and uses complex judgement based on advanced analytical thought. Has conceptual and innovative thinking to develop ground-breaking solutions.
• Results Orientation. Will demonstrate an ability to deliver quantifiable results within a business transformation environment. This will be coupled with a personal inclination to drill into the detail and take corrective action early and decisively when performance is off track or people are not performing.
• Team Leadership. Will have strong leadership skills and the ability to coach others to build on strengths and improve on weaknesses, give and listen to regular, honest feedback and grow upcoming talent. They will be committed to diversity – not just as a target, but as a means of enhancing decision making and a team’s capability.
• Collaboration. They will want to break down organisational boundaries through collaboration and corporate working, even when there might be a short term cost to their own area of responsibility. They will be willing to openly share views and opinions even if they are unpopular to ensure all angles are explored.
• Change Leadership. Will be able to point to a sustained pattern of constantly seeking ways in which to drive and support on-going and sustainable improvements in business process and people capability. They will demonstrate the people leadership skills required to bring people on board with the change initiative, as well as the ability to develop and coach them.
• Customer Focus. Driven by delivering for their customers. Thinks in terms of adding value to the business and making their customer’s lives easier through effective business process and technology enablement.