Jost Chemical Co.
  • 22-Aug-2019 (CST)
  • Engineering
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Medical and dental insurance provided after 60 days of employment. Company-paid life insurance provided after 60 days. Paid time off after 90 days. Nine paid holidays annually.


  • Works under general supervision of the Engineering Manager in a c-GMP regulated manufacturing environment operating under Q7A standards.
  • Responsibility to recommend, specify, engineer and implement electrical control and automation upgrades to improve product quality, increase yield, and decrease downtime
  • This is an on-site position with 0% Travel requirements


  • Work with production to create control narratives, process descriptions, and functional requirement based on expected functionality including description of control loops, interlocks and alarms
  • Work closely with engineers, electricians, operators and others during all phases of engineering projects from conception through commissioning
  • Create and modify PLC and HMI programs
  • Read, create and modify Process Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Design, implement, maintain and improve control system architecture, software, instrumentation, and networking equipment for chemical manufacturing plant
  • Prepare controls hardware specifications and purchase equipment from vendors
  • Assist with the electrical construction installation and configuration of control devices
  • Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards
  • Investigate operational complaints, determine nature and extent of problems and recommend remedial measures (be an effective troubleshooter)
  • Learn complementary engineering discipline methods to ensure effective process solutions
  • Keep abreast of new technology developments to achieve best practices and improve and optimize new and existing control systems


  • BS in Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • 2 5 years working in Manufacturing or Control Systems-related field
  • Knowledge of:


  • Proficient knowledge of P&IDs
  • Experience independently leading loop checking, startup, troubleshooting and commissioning in an industrial environment
  • Proficiency in Rockwell hardware and software
    • RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000
    • FT View Studio and Machine Edition
    • FT Historian and/or Vantage Point
    • PlantPAx
    • Stratix Switches
    • PowerFlex Drives
  • 4-20 mA and 120VAC controls knowledge


  • AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD Electrical (Basic or Intermediate level)
  • Chemical Plant or Manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge of Electrical Drawings (panel layouts, motor schematics, wiring diagrams)
  • PlantPAx System Tools
    • Alarm Builder
    • Application Code Manager
    • Integrated Architecture Builder
    • Studio 5000 Architect
  • Skill in:
    • Working effectively and efficiently on multiple projects at the same time
    • Effective at standardized documentation
    • Working effectively in a team environment, including collaboration between development and process divisions
    • Responding to rapidly changing demands
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
    • Develop creative solutions to problems
    • Meet deadlines
    • Exercise judgment while being insightful, logical and methodical
    • Perform field investigations and provide recommendations
    • Maintain a proactive and positive attitude


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