Regional Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical (ICE) Engineer

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Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, vacation time and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:

•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect

•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient

•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

Bunge has an opening for an experienced Controls Engineer in their Instrument, Controls and Electrical (ICE) team.  This position will focus primarily on Controls engineering and related areas.  This role is based in and will focus on US sites, working closely with a Canadian counterpart.  Position is a mix of project engineering, close Controls and Automation support to sites and support to key business initiatives.  Project duties include the safe design, construction and startup of controls projects at existing sites and greenfield locations.  This role leads/collaborates in-house resources and engineering contractors to deliver projects that align with BNA initiatives while maintaining compliance with all federal, state and municipal code requirements.  Site support will cover a wide range of needs, often requiring extremely fast turnaround times.  Business initiatives will range from implementing new technologies, ongoing controls standardization efforts and driving improvements in controls reliability. 

ICE members located across Sites will report to this role functionally.  This role will provide technical oversight to these individuals, ensure local efforts are aligned with Regional efforts and company guidelines, and that local efforts are aligned with/support Bunge Working Groups.  A critical deliverable of this role is to drive Standardization on equipment, approaches and to move Bunge to one way of doing things.  Role helps Site ICE develop local strategies, objectives and provide performance feedback on each.

ICE Team members operate autonomously, constantly engage employees at all levels and routinely interact with business leaders.  This is a rewarding position that will leverage your entire skill set to cover an area of broad scope in a complex fast-moving business environment. 

 

Main Accountabilities:

  • Close oversight of local ICE resources with focus on reducing ICE-related downtime, improving performance/safety and delivering a consistent/standardized approach with respect to Controls efforts. 
  • Ongoing support to Electrical Safety Policy, timely responses to ICE-related safety requests and site support in creating safe work plans – often driven by unplanned events during off-hours.
  • Assist with preparation and oversight of ICE project design/feasibility studies at greenfield or existing sites using a stage-gate approach. Efforts will span Oilseeds, Grain and Milling areas and others as determined by business needs.  Ensure all controls and reliability needs are incorporated in designs.
  • Effectively manage projects to deliver objectives on-time and complete, ensuring compliance with all federal, state and municipal requirements and those of Bunge.  Includes maintaining detailed project management plans, frequent status reporting and similar communications.  Ensure turnover packages include proper documentation, training materials, recommended spare parts and suggested preventive/predictive maintenance plans.
  • Review ICE standards/specifications/data sheets and construction bid packages.  Assure system and product quality by defining acceptance requirements.
  • Work with Canadian counterpart to maintain Controls standards/specifications/data sheets.
  • Work with user community to identify, develop and implement continuous improvement opportunities in the controls area that bring measurable benefits to Bunge (safety, productivity, costs and similar).
  • Improve reporting/tracking of ICE-related downtime (Planned and Unplanned).  Work with sites and Reliability Team to improve visibility of TOP10 troublesome controls assets across sites.  Ensure each site has detailed plans in place, executes tasks on time and eliminates the issue.
  • Improve reliability and reduce downtime of ICE assets through optimization and improvement of preventive (PM) and predictive (PdM) maintenance strategies.  Work with Sites and Reliability to assess current strategies, identify gaps and coordinate corrective actions of Site teams.
  • Work with Site and Reliability staff to develop and manage an aggressive 3-year strategy that:  implements various Bunge4.0 technologies that have significant impacts to Reliability and Operations;  and installs Continuous Monitoring projects that protect critical path assets at priority sites.  Includes coordinating efforts with service providers, contractors as well as with local and Regional teams that manage Maintenance, IT, cybersecurity and similar.
  • Manage Root Cause Analyses on major ICE assets and track corrective actions to completion.
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  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education/Experience:

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, heavy experience in controls, industrial networking and automation.
  • Internally driven with ability to deliver quality work in a high-volume setting.  Proven ability to engage individuals and groups;  communicating appropriately at all levels;  fast-thinking/capable of answering detailed questions for areas of responsibility;  presenting, possibly with little notice;  influencing in situations where resistance may be high;  managing a large number of diverse efforts of varying size.
  • Excellent technical skill in controls and automation is required, acquired from hands-on work in any of the following sectors:  Power Generation, Industrial Automation Supply, Oilseeds Processing, Agriculture, Biofuels, Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage, Packaging, or Chemicals.
  • Minimum 10 years hands-on experience required  in controls, industrial networking and automation. 
  • Excellent project management skills with proven ability to control Scope, Cost and Schedule.  Experience in projects greater than $50M TIC that included significant ICE spends.  Ability to manage projects in decentralized organizations.  Microsoft Project expertise is preferred.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects of different scope in parallel.  Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments and highly skilled at adapting to changing business priorities.
  • Design and installation experience with PLC and/or DCS systems required, with knowledge of Rockwell hardware and software desired.
  • Experience with:  reviewing and troubleshooting logic on current and legacy automation controllers;   Rockwell Automation controllers;  Quantum and DeltaV platforms.
  • Knowledge of how Scada systems work and experience developing FTView applications is desired.
  • A working knowledge of networking concepts such as IPv4 address spaces, subnetting, routing, and VLANs, as well as the ability to do basic troubleshooting is required.
  • Experience with Server virtualization, RDS, managed switches and firewalls is desired.
  • Industrial network design and installation experience following the ISA-95 standard is desired.
  • Experience reviewing logic diagrams, one-line diagrams, panel/hardware design and operator interface functional outputs.  Experience developing standards, specifications and data sheets.
  • Leading or participating in Root Cause Analysis and similar methodologies.
  • Significant experience delivering results in cross-functional technical teams, all which work remotely.  Experience working with remote Procurement teams and with related procurement processes.
  • Proven Risk Management skills.  Ability to apply methodology at key points in project life cycle.  Capable of identifying risks, ranking each and effectively managing related mitigation plans.
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation, electrical engineering and similar are desired.
  • Experienced with Microsoft products, SharePoint and other collaborative software.

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

 

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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