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DCS/Control & Instrumentation Supervisor

Upington, South Africa

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About the Company

ASAP Resources is a specialised recruitment agency with a speciality in headhunting and high-calibre recruitment strategies. We secure resources for a variety of clients in many industries on a global scale with a focus on building lasting relationships with all candidates and clients.

About the Role


  • EcoStructure Process Expert (PES) Hybrid DCS Configuration and PLC Programming

  • Supervise, manage and train a team of Instrumentation Technicians, assistants as well as management of subcontractors.

  • Manage all Instrumentation activities including planning for the preventative and corrective maintenance and provide support to the I&C Team.

  • Design/Implementation of process control systems from Process Functional description

  • Implementation of graphics from sketches/snapshots

  • Participate Engineering review activity for the projects periodically to identify gaps to decide the corrective actions

  • Assess and provide reports on the performance of the DCS system

  • Provide Expertise in developing and executing automation strategies, optimizing process control and solving process control related issues.

  • Testing of implemented controls and graphics & troubleshooting of various software products.

  • Scaling of Open loops & closed loops as per the ranges in the HW database

  • Define and follow the Applicable standards as per IEC61131 standard (Design documents/Drawing Templates/Application development including Graphics/DCS)

  • Maintain a well-documented Change management procedure and documentation

  • Conversion of controls and graphics of Third Party DCS/PLC systems to PES

  • Communication skills to interface platform manufacturers, software vendors and third party applications products.

  • Support Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) activities when required

  • DCS erection supervision, commissioning and maintenance both software and hardware

  • Work on industrial networks (Profibus, Ethernet, RS232, fiber optic)

  • Evaluate and understand the process control philosophy in order to assist operations in problem solving and continuous improvement.

  • Perform Standby duties, planned, unplanned overtime and night duty as and when required.

  • Adherence to all legal and corporate Safety, health, environmental and Quality (SHEQ) procedures including Permit to work system, standards related to their obligations and responsibilities as well as other company policies and procedures.

  • Positive attitude, ability to work independently, under pressure and also in a team setup.

  • Work with SAP to generate and manage planned and unplanned work orders

  • Analyse, advise, maintain and manage critical spares for Instrumentation and DCS systems

  • Stay abreast of Technological advancement in the DCS and Instrumentation systems and maintain systems up to date

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