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Kent Recruitment

Automation and Controls DCS Specialist

Canada - Calgary, Alberta
Date Published

About the job:

Kent is looking for an Automation & Controls DCS Specialist/DCS Programmer.

Your responsibilities:

  • Recommend and implement improvement to Emerson Delta-V Distributed Control Systems within the owners facility
  • Maintains the DCS software, hardware, logic, and other administrative needs
  • Oversees the design, maintenance, and documentation required for the DCS system
  • Maintains the DCS system integrity
  • Manages operational changes for the DCS under both PCS and SIS systems as well as serial communication between third party PLC’s and the DCS
  • Perform serial interface tests and bitmapping tests to ensure all data is mapped correctly on both the master and slave device
  • Participate in FAT’s, SAT’s, SIFT and Alarm Rationalization sessions
  • DCS and field PLC commissioning; verification of all I/O and equipment functionality
  • Detailed control narrative and logic testing
  • Program new or modified control system logic based on project requirements and as authorized by the Engineer of Record
  • Operations support for a live plant, including troubleshooting and correcting issues during time sensitive events (unplanned outages, process upsets, etc.)
  • Download required logic modifications and updates to running control systems without any equipment shutdown or outages
  • Perform optimizations of existing logic to improve the process control to either reduce issues/interrupts or improve production
  • HMI commissioning; verification of all I/O appears on HMI as required, including alarms and event notifications
  • Alarm rationalization services, reducing nuisance alarms or distractions to ensure that operations are provided with the correct alarms as required so they can respond effectively to the correct event
  • Design of new or modified HMI screens as required by the project

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:

  • Experience in both SIS and PCS is required
  • Working knowledge of Emerson Delta-V (CHARMS and Conventional Series) required
  • P.Eng/P.L. (ENG)/C.E.T. preferred
  • Working knowledge of Honeywell Experion, TDC 3000 DCS programming is an added asset

Skills Requirement:

  • HMI graphics Development (static and dynamic)
  • Experience with PI database updates/development
  • Experience in Alarm Management Database development and updating
  • Experience reviewing and implementation of Control Narratives and C&E’s / SDK’s
  • Familiarity with Serial communication through Ethernet TCP/IP and Modbus TCP/IP
  • Able to work in a team environment


  • Excellent communication skills for direction interaction with customers
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