Controls Systems Specialist - Operations Support

BAE Systems, one of the world’s leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 company, is hiring Control Systems Specialists at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN.

The Control Systems Specialist is responsible for supporting manufacturing, facilities, and R&D with troubleshooting and maintenance of Process Control Systems including modification of software. The position will also provide technical support in the areas of instrumentation, valves, variable speed drives, and motor controls.

o Work with project teams to implement and commission plant support projects

o Modify hardware and software for PLC based control systems

o Modify and update control systems designs, estimates, plans

o Perform checkouts including equipment operation and safety interlocks

o Develop commissioning plans

o Develop scopes of work and specifications for subcontractors

o Assist in the development of operational control documents (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures) and training plans for operations personnel

o Participate in Hazard Analyses of both new and existing processes

o Provide “on-call” support for production control systems

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives 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

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education o Associates Degree in Electrical Technology (or similar degree) and 7+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

o Experience troubleshooting, modifying and programming PLC control systems including both software and hardware for Siemens or Allen Bradley

o Experience troubleshooting, commissioning and checkout of variable speed drives, valves and instrumentation used for chemical or industrial plant production processes Preferred Skills and Education o Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years experience

o Experience working in hazardous industrial environments (acids and/or explosive materials)

o Design and construction experience

o Siemens PCS7 or Allen Bradley PlantPAx 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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