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Senior Process Controls Engineer

Company: BOEING
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.We are Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T): Boeing's global research and development team creating and implementing innovative technologies that make the impossible possible and enabling the future of aerospace. We are engineers and technicians, skilled scientists and bold innovators; Join us and put your passion, determination, and skill to work building the future! Within BR&T's Mission System Technologies (MST) organization, Boeing's Advanced Computing Technology (ACT) team performs innovation, development and maturation of Advanced Computing and it's associated subordinate technologies.As a Senior Process Controls Engineer, you will be part of an amazing, collaborative team working on proprietary programs. As a highly productive, talented, self-motivated, and creative member of Boeing Research and Technology, you will work with multiple engineering and support groups, on both ongoing operational efforts and exciting future projects.This exciting position requires demonstrated experience in control system development and industrial process control systems with Programmable Logic Controllers, a diverse background of project experience, and the clear exhibition of superior judgment and decision making to engineer new solutions and support existing capabilities. Demonstrated critical thinking and troubleshooting skills are required.Responsible for developing and maintaining process control systems and programming necessary for the operation of equipment and machinery used in the processing of chemicals and noble gases; including documenting, developing, implementing and sustaining equipment and machines for the production, review and approval/comment for supplier developed control system products, validation and inspection of the end product. This position works under minimal supervision and may provide mentoring, supervision and training to others.This position will sit out of El Segundo, California. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Control System design based on operating objectives and stakeholder requirements
  • Software requirements and functional flow chart development derived from Control System design
  • Control system software development in a Siemens environment (Siamatic PLC )
  • Plan, develop & maintain new and existing applications
  • Perform software lifecycle management, including requirements analysis, detailed design, coding, unit/integration testing, maintenance, and user support (including documentation/training)
  • Troubleshoot and resolve various software and control system issues reported by end users,
  • Plan, develop, select, tailor and deploy software processes, tools and metrics
  • Coach and mentor less experienced department personnel to develop their skills and abilities.
  • Provide guidance, leadership, mentoring and training for techniciansThis position allows telecommuting. The selected candidate will be required to perform some work onsite at one of the listed location options.This position requires an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active) Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
    • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
    • Experience with industrial control systems including programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and instrumentation.Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
      • Understanding of PID controller design and operating principals
      • Ability to read and understand process documentation including Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, functional flow schematics, and control logic descriptions.
      • Ability to develop machine programs and documentation using machine programming languages. This includes programming PLCs, and control system tuning
      • Ability to clearly communicate and document programs and functional flows such that it is understandable by peers and can be used in debug and trouble shooting.
      • Ability to integrate multiple pieces of equipment or stations into a system
      • Experience with valve, pump and compressor control principals and systems
      • BS in Automation, Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering discipline desired
      • 5+ years of experience in the following areas: programming (e.g., C++, Siemens TIA Portal,Siemens SCL, Siemens Graph ,Siemens WINCC SCADA, Java, XML, C#, IEC 61131-3), operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux)
      • 5+ years of applicable experience in the design, development, operation and maintenance of process equipment control systems with PLCs.
      • Ability to implement and troubleshoot industrial communication networks including Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Profibus, DeviceNet, RS-232/422/485
      • 1+ years of experience with relational databases (e.g., Oracle, Access, MS SQL) and database management tasks, including, but not limited to schema design/implementation, scripting (e.g., PL/SQL, stored procedures) and schema-level troubleshooting
      • Successfully adjudicated Tier 5 (T5) (formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI United States security clearance investigation and have had an active Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information access within the last 24 months.
      • Successfully adjudicated polygraph within the last five (5) yearsTypical Education/Experience: Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Relocation: This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibilityBoeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies . Shift: This position is for first shift.BRT_MSAExport Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.Equal Opportunity Employer:Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: BOEING, Los Angeles , Senior Process Controls Engineer, Engineering , El Segundo, California

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