Controls Systems Engineer III
BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Control Systems Engineer for our propellant manufacturing facility in Radford, VA.
The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for design and implementation of Process Control Systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine interfaces (HMI’s) including developing the controls systems software. The position will also develop proposals and perform commissioning of Allen-Bradley Plant PAx and/or Siemens PCS7 control systems.
Work with project teams to implement and commission large modernization projects.
Evaluate control system’s technical documents for accuracy and veracity
Develop software for PLC based control systems
Develop control systems designs, estimates, plans
Perform checkouts including equipment operation and safety interlocks
Provide process control systems technical support to production departments
Develop commissioning plans
Develop scopes of work and specifications for subcontractors
Assist in the development of operational control documents (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures) and training plans for operations personnel
Participate in Hazard Analyses of both new and existing processes
Provide “on-call” support for production control systems
BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and chemical manufacturing facility at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Radford AAP has provided high quality explosives and propellants for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at www.baesystems.com/OSIjobs. Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education o Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Controls, Computer Science or similar degree. May consider equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.
o 5+ years relevant experience to include:
Recent controls systems software development experience
Experience developing software for Siemens PCS7 and / or Rockwell / Allen Bradley control systems Preferred Skills and Education o Experience with variable speed drives, valves, and instrumentation used for chemical or industrial plant production process
o Experience working in chemical plants
o Professional Engineer
o Design and construction experience a plus About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression
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