Nutrien Control Systems Engineer in Lima, Ohio

Job Description

Control Systems Engineer, Lima, Ohio

Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

The Process Controls Engineer reports to the Superintendent of Process Engineering, who in turn reports to the Engineering Manager. Peer groups include process and process controls engineers within the group and project engineers within the department.

Key Tasks:

  • Monitor and troubleshoot the DCS, PLC, SIS, and instrument operation/performance and work with site I&E Technicians, control engineers, and process engineers to correct deficiencies.

  • Support capital projects by specifying instrumentation and/or providing timely reviews to instrumentation components proposed by engineering contractors and equipment providers.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert Opinions on Process Control, Burner Management, and Safety Instrument Systems to aid Maintenance and Project Engineering

  • Design of new or improved instrumentation and process control systems

  • Developing and managing the scope, schedule and budget for new or improved instrumentation and process control projects

  • Maintain instrument system documentation and change management software. MOC procedures to be followed as needed.

  • Oversee the technical aspects of the Distributed Control System (DCS) and Safety Instrumented System (SIS) implementation

  • Analyze operability and reliability trends, providing feedback from instrumentation and control systems to identify areas for improvement

  • Develop and execute projects to maintain, upgrade and improve the reliability of plant instrumentation and control systems

  • Develop, maintain and support critical instrument and safety instrumented function testing procedures, retain test records, and ensure the site remains in compliance by scheduling test executions with Maintenance and Operations in a timely manner.

  • Monitor alarm and instrument system performance. Participate in reviews providing instrument and control system expertise for Process Hazard Analysis and Alarm Rationalization efforts.


  • The design and implementation of I & E related projects

  • Project management and controls

  • Subject matter expert for instrument and logic solver installation

  • Subject matter expert for interpretation of RAGAGEP codes and standards as they apply to automated systems


  • BS in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is desired (consideration will be given to equivalent experience and training)

  • 5+ years’ experience in chemical plant, refinery, power plant, or other relevant industry

  • ISA S84 certification is desired.

  • Project Management experience is a plus

Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran

System ID 2018-7343

Job Category Engineering & Technical Services

Business Unit Nitrogen