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Advanced Process Control Engineer in Harmar, PA at Vitro

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The focus of this R&D position will be in developing advanced control solutions for Architectural glass manufacturing processes such as Melting/forming and MSVD glass coating processes. Following the technology roadmap established by the technology team, he or she will be a part of a project team to implement the advanced process control technology and transfer the technology business wide to be used as a vehicle of the process standardization and optimization solutions.

In the long term, cross business projects will be developed such as for automotive glass, Chemical, and other Vitro business units. Building on four pillar process control technology in Vitro, Advanced control systems, Sensors and Instruments, Data Analytics/Databases, and Control networks and system security, and using breakthrough technology and disruptive innovation, the main focus of this position will be to develop the breakthrough technology platform to support Vitro's growth strategy company wide.

The engineer on the advanced process control technology team will work with a cross functional team combining domain experts of the applied filed, manufacturing organization, Information technology group, and external technical experts (or organizations) to deliver a practical, sustainable, and cost effective technology solutions for our business.

 Additional Responsibilities

  • Responsible for identifying new ideas, innovation, technologies and updates to automation and process control of plant operations.
  • Development of new and/or improved process control and automation technology
  • Planning and execution of experiments related to optimizing existing technologies.
  • Participate in the development of promising technologies into viable processes for facilities.
  • Conduct experimental designs to optimize process performance.
  • Participation in the full commercialization cycle
  • Work with the external technical exporters worldwide in the field to optimize research project and leverage worldwide talent.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical engineering
  • Prefer 5+ years of experience in a Process Control Engineering role within an industrial R&D environment
  • Familiar with Model Predictive Control methodology
  • Familiar with Process control network and Process wide data technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing processes control system for use in the manufacture of glass or similar material
  • Knowledge of advanced control methodologies such as MPC (Model predictive Control) and other control methodologies
  • Knowledge of process control instrumentation concepts and practice
  • Knowledge of the process database management and analysis methodologies and theory
  • Knowledge of the glass coating and thin film on the glass and other substrate is a plus
  • Prior project leadership or supervisory experience

The successful candidate for this position should have in-depth knowledge of the state of art technologies such as Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced sensors and instruments, Robotics and other future manufacturing technologies. He or she will also need excellent leadership quality such as communication, empowerment of people, and team player attitude.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong experimental skills and the ability to identify process improvements
  • Strong knowledge of modeling techniques and tools
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Excellent team work and collaboration skills in working with cross-functional teams across all levels
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence