Intern – APC Engineer

Gauteng, Full Time

Working in our Honeywell and Client Advanced Process Control team, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of multivariable process control and optimization applications to improve plant profitability.


We provide performance chemicals and materials, process technologies, and automation controls. By supporting the global transition towards renewable energy and low-carbon economy, we’re accelerating a more sustainable future to help change the world. As pioneers of automation control, we understand complex industrial facilities, and how to create high-quality and high-performance chemicals and materials.

Safety, sustainability, and digitalization powering the future of chemicals, materials, and energy.

Key Requirements

Assist with any required Advanced Process Control and Control Performance Monitoring related activities to improve energy conservation, reliability, safety, and profitability of the plant.
Monitor and analyze the performance of various controllers and evaluate whether they meet the intended objectives on a sustained basis.
Review critically the control performance of the Advanced Process Controllers in the plant, suggest relaxation of the binding constraints and carry out the necessary tuning improvements, if necessary, to make the controllers further effective.
Review the economic targets for the Advanced Process Controllers, suggest and incorporate necessary changes, to provide the right direction to the controllers. This may be required to incorporate the new economic indicators, if any, and make the controller to constantly work towards the current economic objectives.
Identify, advise and incorporate modifications to the controller configuration, in terms of proposing addition of new variables/ constraints, deletion of the redundant variables, wherever found necessary.
Identify faulty regulatory control loops in the system (DCS level) and carryout tuning of existing regulatory controller at DCS.
Improve workforce understanding of Advanced Process Control applications by assisting the training department in implementing training initiatives as they apply to Advanced Process Control.

Key Skills And Qualifications

Undergraduate Degree in Engineering (preferably Electronic or Chemical with a process control specialization)
Knowledge of process design/process operations
Demonstrated ability to effectively work alone or as part of a team.
Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities under deadlines.
Uses advanced analysis to identify issues and works with others to bring resolution to complex issues.
Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to clearly present/communicate data using audience appropriate skills.

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