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Automation Engineer

Date: Jul 28, 2021

Location: Belpre, OH, US, 45714

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Operations team at our Belpre, Ohio location. 



Key Responsibilities

  • Control systems retrofit, DCS upgrade, and re-instrumentation projects
  • Development of project justification documents.
  • Development and/or review of project execution documents (DCS configuration database, complex loop descriptions, design and construction packages, etc.)
  • Development of and adherence to control systems engineering standards
  • Oversight of engineering design contractors for control systems scope
  • Management of change activities – leading and technical assurance review
  • Control Systems support for large capital projects
  • Systems audits and obsolescence plans
  • Training and mentoring of Inspectors and Technicians
  • Technical support to manufacturing units including daily operations and test runs

Required Skills

  • 5-15 years experience in process control/instrumentation in the petrochemical industry (chemical process control versus machine control)
  • Field instrumentation experience (automated valves, transmitters, etc.)
  • Project concept, premise, and economic justification development experience.
  • Advanced Process Control experience.
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing experience.
  • Root Cause Analysis experience.
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) / Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) experience.
  • Batch Programming experience
  • Familiarity with the following DCS systems, PLC’s, and Safety Systems
  • Triconex Tristation 1131
  • Foxboro I/A DCS
  • Wonderware
  • TDC3000
  • Modicon PLC’s (Proworx Nxt)
  • Allen Bradley PLC’s


Preferred Experience

  • DCS and PLC programming experience
  • Team leadership skills
  • Small Project management skills (typically <$100k)

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Four year BS degree in either Chemical or Electrical Engineering


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Athens