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Technologist, Control Systems

Company: LyondellBasell
Location: Morris
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Basic Function

The Control Systems Technologist has the primary responsibility for supporting and improving the network, computer, and software components of plant process control systems to provide security and to ensure optimum integrity, reliability, and performance. This position provides formal and informal training along with development of documentation, standards, and procedures in relation to their role. This position will act in individual support and in team roles for a variety of projects and provide technical consulting and direction to Control System Specialists, Process Control Specialists, and Engineers.

Roles & Responsibilities

Administer and maintain Windows-based and networking components of all Industrial Control Systems (ICS). --- System Administrator for Windows environments, domain, software, and third-party interfaces on all process control and related maintenance/reliability networks. --- Provide day-to-day support of the ICS's as needed to ensure safe, reliable operation that does not compromise the stability of the site's control systems. --- Apply software/OS updates and patches, perform backups, and lifecycle servers/workstations as needed to maintain compliance with corporate standards and key performance indicators. --- Work closely with Business Information Security Organization to ensure proper cybersecurity protection Work collaboratively with the Business System Security organization to help set technical direction and long-term strategy for all Industrial Control System computing resources, architecture, and security. --- Identify areas of obsolescence, and drive prioritization and incorporation of mitigation plan into site long range plan (LRP) --- Identify opportunities and recommend new technologies to resolve complex or chronic computing and networking problems --- Serve as technical lead on control network-related capital projects such as deployment of new software technologies. --- Develop standardized hardware selection, configurations, and procedures for process control network servers/workstations/networks that provide security protection and support the high availability demands of real-time systems. --- Function as a liaison between CSE group and equipment suppliers, engineering contractors, and other LYB groups such as IT, HSE and Manufacturing.

Min. Qualifications

--- Bachelor's degree + 2 years relevant work experience OR more than 5 years relevant work experience. --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills --- Self-motivation and high initiative --- This position will require approximately 20% travel between Clinton, Iowa and Morris, Illinois sites. --- This role can sit at either the Morris, Illinois or Clinton, Iowa location. --- Candidates must have excellent leadership, ethics, teamwork, and communication skills with a results oriented commitment. --- Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization --- Innovative thinking to perform real-time troubleshooting and to solve complex issues --- The ability to manage multiple and changing priorities is essential. Working knowledge of various subjects/technologies: --- Windows workstation and server OS administration --- Active Directory, domain architecture and management, group policies --- Network topology and security, antivirus, WSUS, disaster recovery --- SQL and database management --- Virtualized environments

Preferred Qualifications

--- Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineer, Information Systems, or equivalent. --- Extensive knowledge of various scripting/coding languages (SQL, PowerShell, Batch, HTML, VBA) --- Experience with various vendor products: AspenTech, PAS PlantState Suite and Integrity Software, Emerson DeltaV, Bently Nevada, Siemens


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company's products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: LyondellBasell, Joliet , Technologist, Control Systems, Other , Morris, Illinois

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