DCS Programmer/Specialist

Job Purpose

Serve as critical programmer/analyst to help improve processes using advanced technology (e.g. DCS, Batch Recipes and various Software's) aiming for the highest degree of efficiency aligned to corporate/site objectives. Ensure operational availability of automation equipment in the plant (DCS, SIS, BAS, Servers).



DCS corrections and improvements

  • Improve DCS operation, correcting errors and implementing improvements
  • Continuous review of DCS screens enabling user friendly interfaces to operators
  • Review of Batch sequences implementing changes identified by improvement programs

Digitalization and Plant Support

  • Implement new automated ways of executing tasks via technology (advanced manufacturing)
  • Coordinate and execute trainings to plant people in his/her area of expertise
  • Support process automation engineer identifying and implementing new solutions
  • Backup of Process automation Engineer   

Investment Projects and Maintenance

  • Support engineers on new investment projects, defining changes necessary to DCS system
  • Implement changes to DCS systems (e.g. screens, interlocks, batch sequences) from investment projects
  • Commissioning of DCS system after modifications
  • Perform preventive maintenance and tests for automation systems  
  • Respond to critical failures of DCS system, troubleshooting and fixing errors     

ESHA and legal compliance  

  • Ensure compliance with local legal regulations, permits and Clariant guidelines
  • Ensure that DCS and SIS PLC are performing as expected ensuring high availability of systems
  • Support plant in RCAs and investigations through DCS activities
  • Participate in risk analysis; support and implement corresponding action items


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent from college/university or technical school; or more than 2 years related experience and/or training
  • Prefer strong DCS experience including Automation, programming, reading, understanding and updating systems.
  • At least 2-5 years of experience programming or enhancing DCS systems (Siemens, ABB or Emerson) with the willingness to learn .net development or 3-5 years experience in .net technology development with a willingness to learn DCS systems.   
  • Electrical & Instrumentation or programming experience a major plus
  • Experience with Functional Block Chart “FBC”, Functional Block Diagram “FBD”, Instructional List “IL”, Sequential Functional Charts “SFC” or similar.
  • Solid experience or training with .net, C#, MVC, SQL Server, HTML, CSS and JavaScript would be a major plus.
  • Ability to interact with different teams including operators and upper management


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