ERAZ OREGON STEEL MILLS: Process Automation Technician - Portland, OR

Employer: EVRAZ Oregon Steel Mills

Job Description:
At EVRAZ, our strength starts with our people! As a team we collaborate to solve problems, contribute ideas and challenge each other to ensure growth and ultimately success for the business and our employees.

This role offers competitive pay with monthly and quarterly incentive bonus opportunities. Our amazing benefits package starts on your very first day and includes low-cost family medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible spending and health savings accounts, paid vacation and paid holidays, a 401k plan with a 5% employer match, and an additional employer funded retirement savings account.

It is the responsibility of the Process Automation Technician to work both independently and as a member of a team to increase the production and shipping of quality products. This role is responsible for performing maintenance, providing operational support and process improvement for computer-controlled systems to reduce human intervention and maximize efficiency. Incumbents will work closely with production, quality, and maintenance departments to identify and resolve current production issues and then work towards implementing solutions to ensure that the equipment and process is effectively producing prime quality plate.

Provide 24/7/365 maintenance and operational support and resolution of mill control system problems; responsible for first-line troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Assist other departments with troubleshooting equipment and/or process problems using SCADA, PLC, and other control system software tools as required for problem resolution.

Perform routine daily equipment inspections and operational verifications of product gauging systems and various data acquisition systems deployed throughout the mill.

Maintain and support mill information systems and network infrastructure (1

Use mill Maintenance Management System (MMS) to document daily and project activity on all planned and unplanned work; communicate to relevant personnel including next shift and Process Automation Engineers (10%)

Assist vendors and/or field service technicians with annual and semi-annual inspections and calibration of product thickness and width gauging systems (

Assist Process Automation Engineers with projects requiring installation and commissioning of new equipment that include new control strategies and software solutions to improve productivity, product quality and yield, and reliability of the mill.

Generate red-line drawing markups as required for control system equipment modifications.

Review and revise existing job procedures including Visual Standard Work (VSW) and generate new procedures and VSW's as required.

Utilize training tools and opportunities to increase expertise in existing control system technologies and gain expertise in newer technologies to be deployed in the future.

Assist in training operations personnel in function and use of newly installed equipment and systems as required, particularly in user interface equipment (HMI)

Participate in and contribute to Continuous Improvement (CI) projects throughout the mill as necessary.

Perform other duties as they might be assigned.

Two-year associate degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or equivalent experience.

Experience required with system configuration and programming on the following platforms: Allen/Bradley/Rockwell Automation Control Logix and Compact Logix PLC’s, Siemens S7 and TI-505 PLC’s, and Rockwell Factory Talk and TI/Siemens WinCC HMI software.

Excellent trouble-shooting skills in equipment, process control and gauging systems

Ability to read and interpret electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic schematics and use technical manuals.

Able to read through complicated algorithms and/or source code to identify problems or areas for improvement and propose solutions.

Able to follow standards in automation and control software discipline.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively individually and in multidisciplinary groups with members from all levels of the organization.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with opposing opinions and make decisions based on data.

Good documentation, written, and oral communication skills.

Willing and able to work in a Steel Mill environment subject to fluctuations in heat, humidity, fumes, odors, dust and noise.

Willing and able to support the 24-hour operation through variable shifts and/or on-call.

Rockwell / Allen-Bradley Control Logix PLCs and Studio 5000

Experience with Siemens Hardware and Software

Hydraulic theory and hydraulic system control

Programming skills advantageous (C#, VB, .Net, C, and Python preferred)

Operating systems (OpenVMS, Unix, QNX, Windows, and Windows Server)

Supporting Servers, PCs, and Networks

Experience with logical circuitry and troubleshooting logical circuits.

Database interaction and query language experience

Lean training and experience

Understanding of Industrial Networking and topology

Our total compensation package includes amazing benefits!

Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
Family medical, dental, and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
Short and long term disability programs
Competitive retirement plans
Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
Employer-provided and Voluntary Life Insurance options
Paid vacations and 10 paid holiday days per year
Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
Tuition reimbursement
Wellness program
All applicants must be eligible to work in the USA without sponsorship.

While we thank all those who apply, only those being actively considered for employment will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

EVRAZ North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

EVRAZ North America is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail [email protected] or call: (312) 533-3577. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Join a team that manufactures excellence, drives success and builds careers!

Contact Person: Justin Cooper
Phone: 503-804-2458
Email: [email protected]
Location: 14400 N Rivergate Blvd • Portland, OR
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $35.00 - $40.00 per hour

Posted on September 22, 2023

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