07 Oct, 2021

Senior Process Controls Engineer

  • Bayer
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Process Controls Engineer, are to: 


  • Ensure the operability and reliability of all Environmental Operations and Utility Systems (EUS) process control systems and instrumentation including operating systems, safety instrumented systems (SIS, Burner Management, etc.), interlocks and low voltage electrical equipment, EUS production areas include Waste Water Treatment, Thermal Oxidizer Waste Burning, Process Vent Gas Incineration, Steam Generation, Air Compression, Chilled, Potable and Cooling Water Systems, Fenton Oxidation Reaction Waste Water Treatment as well as site wide Siemens Ventilation System controls;
  • Provide technical troubleshooting support of all instrumentation, process control and low voltage electrical systems within all areas of EUS to support Process Control Technology (PCT’s), Operations Specialists, Process Engineers and Operators;
  • Support the PCT engineering aspect of all EUS capital projects up to $1M;
  • Direct Process Controls Systems (PCS) engineering and PCS designer support;
  • Provide engineering design, implementation, commissioning, startup and operational technical support; 
  • Develop scopes, cost estimates, budgets, schedules, bid and construction packages as well as oversee and direct installation contractors;
  • Provide engineering design and support implementation;
  • Develop project scopes, cost estimates, schedules, and AFE’s for all PCS installations;
  • Configure and maintain all EUS Distributed Control Systems (Delta V Programmable Controller Systems), Various Programmable Logic Controllers (Centrifuges, Belt Filter, Air Compressors, Chillers, etc.), Burner Management Systems, Site-wide Building Automation System (Siemens DesigoCC) and various safety systems (SIS, Vibration, UPS, etc.);
  • Provide continual process control systems operational support;
  • Provide technical resource for Site and EUS Engineers, Operation Specialists, Operators and PCT’s to implement process improvements, improve efficiency and reduce costs;
  • Provide continuous support as needed since EUS operates 365 days per year;
  • Support the overall EUS PCT effort including all aspects such as specifying equipment, implementation, testing, maintaining as well as documentation;
  • Serve as a technical resource for PCT Technicians, Planner and Supervisor. Coordinate PCT Engineering and Design support;
  • Monitor, coordinate, and oversee periodic inspections/testing and proper implementation of all process control and low voltage electrical systems, specifically Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and Regulatory;
  • Assist with Compliance Systems;
  • Specify and design new systems and instruments;
  • Develop test procedures, coordinate testing, configure systems, document and support maintenance on all SIS, PCT-I, Burner Management Systems and Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems;
  • Have knowledgeable of RCRA hazardous waste regulations, waste determinations, waste codes, and how to immediately communicate discovery of spills and leaks;
  • Know labeling, inspection, and recordkeeping requirements to accumulate waste in: satellite accumulation areas, containers, and tanks.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Chemical, Automation Engineering or a related discipline with at least six years of combined experience in PCS Engineering and/or PCS maintenance in manufacturing operations OR Master’s degree in Electrical, Chemical, Automation Engineering or a related discipline with at least four years of combined experience in PCS Engineering and/or PCS maintenance in chemical manufacturing operations;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with abilities to influence and successfully drive teamwork;
  • Possess thorough understanding of PCS concepts and practices;
  • A good and solid understanding of maintenance and project management;
  • Good understanding of processes associated with operation and maintenance of a chemical plant;
  • Understanding of Functional Safety;
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical writing skills;
  • Working knowledge of state and local codes and regulatory standards that apply to process control systems (PCT) technology.



Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

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