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Control Systems Engineer

3333 Midway Ave, Shreveport, LA 71109, USA Req #211
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Calumet Specialty Products partners, L.P. is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products. Our product lines include both naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, synthetic lubricants, asphalt, fuels, white mineral oils, waxes, petroleum and hydrocarbon gels. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has one of the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon capabilities in the world.

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The purpose of the Control Systems Engineer is to improve refinery safety, operations, and profitability through the design, implementation and maintenance of control systems and supervisory control systems.



  • Manages, coordinates and designs or assists in design of control related projects through a gated process. Projects involve
  • Specification, purchase and maintenance of various systems, computers, networking and/or peripheral equipment
  • Design of controls or approval of contractor's design
  • Coordination with instrumentation engineers on instrument hardware and configuration required for control and commissioning of refinery controls
  • Coordination with operators on control design and implementation
  • Manages projects to control budget and schedule as planned
  • Specifies instrumentation and PLC’s or selects vendors to provide the best solution to a problem or project
  • Develops plans for future control work and associated computer systems, equipment and software based on economics and necessity
  • Stays abreast of technology in control and computer hardware/software to effectively plan for future projects and upgrade of equipment
  • Responsible for updating program changes in computer software to support field instrument modifications/additives
  • Designs control systems and process systems to ensure safe and effective operation
  • Maintains existing supervisory controls to keep controls in operation and configured or tuned optimally for unit configuration or dynamic changes
  • Designs and maintains operator interface to computer supervisory controls
  • Evaluates feasibility and recommends changes to process control design to improve unit operation or as required for advanced control projects
  • Specifies and designs control systems to enhance unit operation or to solve unit problems, including hardware and software
  • Monitors networks daily to ensure best performance
  • Ensures computers are operating efficiently, are secure, and are maintained
  • Maintains confidentiality when working with sensitive information, results, and communications



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering



  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Capable of demonstrating the necessary leadership skills that will make this individual successful in this role
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective team skills and ability to work with all levels of the organization



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering

  • 3+ years of control systems or process engineering in petroleum refinery or related industry

  • Knowledge of DCS, PLCs/SISs, HMIs, Microsoft Operating Systems, and/or computer network architecture

  • Knowledge of field instrumentation and analyzers

  • Experience with ISA regulatory guidelines

  • Knowledge of Honeywell Experion, APACS, RTP, Triconex, and/or Allen Bradley PLCs

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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  • 3333 Midway Ave, Shreveport, LA 71109, USA