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Control Systems Developer

Location US-MO-St. Louis
Technical Services


Afton Chemical Corporation develops and manufactures petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. Afton is seeking a controls systems developer for our Technical Services Department located near Saint Louis, Missouri. Candidate must work effectively in a manufacturing environment within a team. Creative problem solving troubleshooting skills as well as good communication skills are required.


  • Provide support and management for OSI PI data historian. Manage network and hardware performance.
  • Develop updates/edits to OSI PI system to meet needs of operation groups.
  • Develop and support manufacturing reporting using SQL and SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services).
  • Provide advising role within the Controls group.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • B.S. Degree in Engineering (four-year college or university), preferably in Chemical or Electrical Engineering
  • Ten plus years’ work experience in Chemical/Petro Chemical/Manufacturing industrial environment
  • Minimum five years in Control Systems, Process Control, or data historian role
  • Experience with data historian
  • Working knowledge of DCS/PLC configuration
  • Experience with Databases (SQL Server and MS Access) and Networking
  • Working knowledge of batch application and standards (ISA 88)
  • Some travel can be expected (10-20%).  Position is first shift (flexible hours) and maybe occasional shift coverage during project startup (typically 2-5 days)


  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Good knowledge in computer and server configuration
  • Good knowledge of networking and firewalls
  • Good knowledge of PLC/DCS hardware and software
  • Good knowledge of batch chemical manufacturing processes
  • Strong team player, with demonstrated ability to positively motivate team members to success.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ambition - The drive to achieve personal advancement.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching contributions, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.




Equal Opportunity Employer


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.




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