Process Control Technician (DCS)

Process Control Technician (DCS)

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Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

Engineering & Technical




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with an Alberta-based company to hire a Process Control Technician (DCS).

The position is located in Athabasca, Alberta and relocation assistance will be provided.

Perks & Benefits:

  • A compressed work week (Monday–Thursday).
  • A competitive annual salary, including a paid pension and matching RRSP program.
  • Four weeks of annual vacation (increasing with service).
  • Company-paid dental and extended health benefits from day 1.
  • A team-based culture that encourages work-life balance.
  • Relocation assistance is available.
  • Maintenance of the Control system hardware, operating system, and communications.
  • Design, programming, and maintenance of regulatory control loops. Need to have an understanding of process control strategies and key concepts.
  • Design and maintenance of operator HMI graphics.
  • Understanding of security and operational safety, including control of system user access.
  • Administration of Process Control System/Network (e.g. System Backups, User Access, Network Switch Configuration, Network layout; design, and maintenance, System Maintenance; Patch and Virus administration, etc.).
  • Liaises closely with others involved in different aspects of the systems including instrumentation, electrical, shift E/I, technical, engineering, production, and external IT suppliers.
  • Instrument Technologist with a Journeyman Instrument ticket OR a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) with controls experience.
  • 3-5 years of previous Process Controls System experience or equivalent training.
  • Controls design and implementation (Honeywell Experion experience preferred).
  • Knowledge and skill set pertaining to Process Control Networks: Best Practices, Infrastructure, and Security will be considered a strong asset.
  • Experience reading and interpreting technical specifications, functional specifications, and schematics.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed. Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments.
  • Strong Computer and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience working within a Pulp Mill and/or Industrial plant is considered an asset.
  • Journeyman Electrical ticket considered an asset.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s license (GDL removed with acceptable driving history).
  • Must be able to obtain a valid passport, and able to travel for training and other position-specific requirements.

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