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Control System Technician

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Job Title: Control System Technician
Location: St. Gabriel, LA, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


As the Control Systems Technician, you will:


Perform all maintenance activities associated with process instrumentation, analyzers, and electrical distribution at the St. Gabriel site. Troubleshoot and resolve electrical, instrumentation and analyzer equipment failures and restore to operating condition. Scope and execute small capital projects. Ensure installed equipment meets site standards and perform documentation updates.



    Accountable for the safe and efficient installation, maintenance, and improvement of process instrumentation, analyzer, electrical systems, and distributed control system devices, and hardware for the St. Gabriel site. Understand and interpret electrical schematics, drawings, and P&ID’s. Understand basic maintenance processes & systems used to plan, schedule and execute work. Plan, and schedule work in an assigned unit to meet overall maintenance and production requirements. Maintain and update technical information, drawings, calibrations, and maintenance records. Interact with production unit personnel and provide knowledge of process automation controls. Direct efforts for solving problems which may be operational rather than the result of control systems failure. Participate individually or as a team member to promote safety. Participate regularly in call-outs and overtime in units of the plant. May be responsible for off-hours duty. Improve and implement control systems additions to solve operational problems, to improve plant reliability and to reduce operating cost.


    2 years formal I & E training/schooling Vo-Tech, ABC programs. Knowledge of RCRA state and federal regulations. General knowledge of chemical waste hazard classifications and safe handling techniques. Knowledge of general instrumentation and electrical troubleshooting. Understand and use engineering documentation systems such as P&ID’s, one-lines, ladder diagrams, C-7’s, electrical schematics. Understand PSM and Mechanical Integrity requirements and guidelines. Able to adapt to changing technology and identify new applications. Able to communicate effectively at various organizational and departmental levels. Technical knowledge in instrumentation, analyzer, and distributed control systems hardware and devices. Technical knowledge of electrical distribution systems to 13.8KV. Understand basic maintenance processes & systems used to plan, schedule and execute work. Knowledge of SAP PM module. Understand and able to use site MOC C-7 process. Able to use problem solving techniques.

Minimum of one year direct experience in the following areas:

    Troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of control system devices such as valves, sensors, flow devices, level devices, electronics Troubleshooting, installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment/systems supporting the distribution or utilization of electric energy.   Experience installing or repairing a variety of electrical equipment, such as transformers, switches, switchgear, controllers, circuit breakers, power panels, motors, conduit/raceways, or other distribution equipment.  

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:

    Ability to work independtly and with others as a team. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to develop expertise in electrical and control systems to maintain pace with technology. Ability to manage changing roles and responsibilities.

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs. Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do. 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution. Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others.


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC


Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA



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Job Post Date: 09/17/21
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