Process Control Engineer

Essential Job Functions

As Process Control Engineer, you will work collaboratively and strategically with plant operations to troubleshoot, improve and debottleneck processes, provide turn around support, review specification sheets, program logic and maintain plant control systems.

Key Accountabilities:

Process safety management

  • Review and assist with Management of Change (MOC) and What-Ifs.
  • Provide plant support.
  • Troubleshoot control system problems over the phone or directly through the company VPN.
  • Process control improvement.
  • Update and maintain all plant DCS related documentation.


  • Small amount of plant design work may be required (i.e. pump sizing, etc.)
  • Distributor Control System
  • Assist with loop checks, interlock checks and instrument trouble shooting.
  • Assist plants with control loop tuning.
  • Make changes to existing programs to solve issues.


  • Give sound engineering guidance and judgment for safe and successful startup.
  • Assist with procedures and process safety management manual/training manuals.

Project assignments

  • Work with plants and accounting to create PO’s for projects.
  • Write procedures for control system operations for plant operators.
  • Develop interlock and Automated Sequence matrices.
  • Program new code needed as defined by the project scope.
  • Create HMI interface for plant operations.
  • Review and redline P&IDs, spec sheets, equipment drawings, electrical drawings, motor schematics, IO lists, interlock matrices,…


Skills & Knowledge Required

  • A Bachelor degree and 7 to 10 years of process controls engineering experience.
  • Knowledge of basics plant control theory.
  • Must be able to read and translate CFC, SFC, and ladder logic code.
  • Must be very familiar and have experience with Siemens PCS-7 control systems. APACS and TIA portal experience is a plus. Must be able to analyze and identify plant data through trends to suggest and make changes to plant operations to improve plant functionality and reliability.
  • Must be able to work efficiently and manage timelines of work appropriately
  • Must be able to effectively communicate thoughts, ideas, and concepts to co-workers.
  • Must be able to complete goals and manage time and projects while helping others to move projects and tasks forward to completion.
  • Must be able to work well in group environments and promote a positive work environment.
  • Must be able to follow all safety requirements set forth by corporate and individual plant locations, complete training as required.
  • OPC data communication experience is a plus.


Key Relations:

  • Plant operations
  • R&D Lab
  • Quality Control Lab
  • HS&E
  • Management

Key Metrics Areas:

  • HSE compliance
  • Plant presence: completion of MOCs, TA support, plant support
  • Project Assistance: P&ID review, Motor Schematic reviews, Logic review, HMI reviews, SCADA architecture reviews
  • Develop a solid understanding on how to use Siemens PCS-7 and APACS program to make modifications to existing facilities.

About TKI:

As a part of the worldwide specialty company Tessenderlo Group, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) produces and markets specialty chemical solutions, including fertilizers, crop protection products and process chemicals and services to diverse markets around the world. TKI operates 11 manufacturing plants in North America in addition to an extensive terminal network. TKI is a growing company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Why join TKI:

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and team work
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards: 

  • Medical-Dental-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401k Plan with dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non Taxable
  • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program