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DeltaV Systems Specialist

Odessa, TX
Jul 26, 2021
Vinson Process Controls, a leading provider of improved industrial operating performance and reliability, is offering an opportunity for a DeltaV Systems Specialist. This position will be based out of our Odessa, TX office location. Vinson Process Controls is an Emerson Impact Partner with an 80+ year history of developing process automation solutions for major industrial manufacturers in the Southwest.
The DeltaV Systems Specialist must be a value-adding resource for new and current DeltaV users, who will help to initiate and maintain a reliable DeltaV control system as a core member of the Vinson Lifecycle Support team.  The effective DeltaV Systems Specialist will act as a subject matter expert related to the DeltaV System hardware, electrical, communications, PCs/Networking, configuration, and controls aspects of a modern DCS and through this role will look for system performance improvements leading to better operational results for both the customer and Vinson.
  • Analyze Power and Grounding (As Found and Requirements)
  • Perform Site Initialization and Inspection
  • DeltaV PC/Server and Networking Equipment setup and configuration
  • Install, configure, and maintain assets relating to DeltaV systems across site.  These include, but are not limited to servers, workstations, networking equipment, storage systems, racks, cabling, software
  • Install and support DeltaV DCS software
  • Install and support for Emerson AMS Device Manager
  • Perform and maintain elements of DCS management and administration SOP, including, but not limited to, OS patching, Anti-Virus updating, contingency response, and system security
  • Perform system backups and disaster recovery operations
  • Onsite control system modifications and tuning
  • Assist in Factory and Site Acceptance Tests
  • Commissioning and Loop-check Activities (including DeltaV configuration changes and navigating DeltaV applications)
  • Initialize and Troubleshoot Communications: Ethernet, Modbus, Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet
  • Ability to use background and experience to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to control systems and instrumentation
  • Coordinate software and hardware upgrades for production plants
  • Perform above duties with attention to safety in both work practices and planning
  • Perform above duties with a focus on team work and customer satisfaction

Education, Skills and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Relevant Technical Degree
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience performing similar work in DCS and instrumentation
  • Proficiency in A/C and D/C power and grounding
  • Proficiency in the use of electrical test equipment
  • Experienced with DCS and/or PLC control systems
  • Proficiency with Windows-based computers and associated operating systems
  • Competency in motor controls and instrumentation
  • Competency in Ethernet-based and Twisted Pair communications protocols
  • Experience with design and reading/interpretation of engineering design documents such as P&IDs, Electrical One Lines, Plot Plans
  • Ideal candidate has DeltaV training and experience

Physical and Mental:

  • Ability to function in a high stress environment during Testing, Start-ups, Troubleshooting and Deployment
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who can be effective in a team or a solo assignment
  • Must have the ability to prioritize activities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to provide clear and timely written documentation including field service reports, project updates, and time and expense reports
  • Able and willing to travel via airplane or long (4-6 hour) car trips to/from customer sites for short visits and/or extended stay visits of a week or longer.  Overnight travel is anticipated at an average of 30-40%.