Control Systems Inspector

Date: Sep 16, 2023

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 Technical team at our Belpre, Ohio location.

 The Control System Inspector (CSI) will report to the Instrument Manager and be assigned to provide on-going technical and reliability support for instrumentation and controls to one of the production units at the Belpre site.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day technical support of instrumentation and controls including troubleshooting and repair of systems in a 24-hour operation.
  • Provide support to operating unit annual turn around maintenance activities.
  • Perform work centered on maintaining instrumentation and controls management systems vital to ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Develop and specify maintenance and testing criteria to assure adherence to Kraton mechanical integrity policies regarding instrumentation and controls.
  • Participate in the design, installation, maintenance, and testing of Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Apply (RGAGEP) Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices and (GMP) Good Manufacturing Practices.
  •  Utilizes independent judgment with respect to the scope of repairs to instrumentation and controls that can have significant business impact from both a financial and HSE perspective.
  • Provide technical support and recommendations to operations and maintenance management to address gaps in instrumentation and controls performance and obsolescence to justify improvement projects or programs.
  •  Manage the delivery of preventive and predictive programs to Kraton instrumentation and controls to ensure compliance with programs and policies.
  • Maintain instrumentation and controls records and issue written reports concerning failure analysis with proposals for resolution or mitigation of bad actors.
  • Participate or lead the development or revision of instrumentation and controls systems and ensure adherence to Kraton Location Specifications
  • Participate or lead Management of Change activities as required by system repairs or improvement projects.
  • Identify new and emerging instrumentation and controls technologies that may be applicable to Kraton processes.
  • Provide guidance, training, and mentoring to instrumentation and controls staff and hourly crafts.
  • Provide backup support to other Control Systems Inspectors during absences and high operating unit demands (i.e, vacations, etc.)

Required Skills

  • 5-15 years of experience in process instrumentation and controls.
  • Solid understanding of instrumentation and controls applications.
  • Maintains discipline technical expertise and has general knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to solve technical issues through collaboration with peers or next level support.
  • Ability to perform at a high level with minimal direction.
  • Exercises some latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
  • Provides solutions to variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Expertise with a wide range of field instrumentation including automated valves, transmitters, sensors, and other measurement and final control devices.
  • Team leadership skills including Team Building, Self-Initiative, Planning, Customer Focus, and Flexibility.
  • Expertise with loop checks, tuning, and industrial documentation.
  • Knowledgeable in DCS and PLC systems and Safety Instrumented Systems hardware.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • High School Diploma Required.
  • Technical degree/certification/apprenticeship in applicable discipline is desirable.
  • Some discipline specific certifications may be desirable.


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.

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