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Process Computing/Cyber Specialist

Process Computing/Cyber Specialist

  • Location United States - Indiana - Whiting
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138078BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Process Computing/Cyber Specialist’s main responsibility is to ensure the availability and reliability of the Process Control infrastructure within the refinery. This includes:

  • Support of the Firewall and all Process Control networks connected to it. This includes network security.
  • Support for the servers and workstations connected to those networks, the interfaces between them, and all related disaster recovery functions. This includes hardware & software maintenance/upgrades/replacement.
  • Supporting the PI historian, developing, and supporting process control related applications, and implementing new technologies in support of Whiting Refinery goals.
  • Cyber security activities for all the Whiting Process Control networks using AV, Whitelisting, operating system patching. This includes reviewing project changes to the networks to guarantee the project is meeting BP Digital Security requirements.

Essential Functions / Key Accountabilities

  • Supervises and maintains the existing networks, with particular focus on providing reliability and security. Guides the expansion of this network as needed.
  • Monitors/maintains/upgrades the redundant firewalls and implements rule changes as required.
  • Monitors/maintains/upgrades Windows-based related servers and workstations. Operating systems used include Windows Server and desktop operating systems.
  • Supervises and maintains existing Visual Studio.Net (C++, VB), VBA, and script-based applications. Develops new applications as requested using a combination of Visual Studio.Net tools and 3rd party API and SDK software.
  • Supervises/maintains/upgrades PI and High Availability (HA) PI3 databases and interfaces to these databases (PINET, PItoPI, OPC (DA,HDA, and UA), custom).
  • Works with plant personnel and other members of the team to evaluate new technologies that will provide value for the Whiting Refinery.
  • Serves as a technical support resource to plant personnel for computing related systems/applications (e.g. Security, Weather Monitoring, Corrosion Monitoring, etc. as well as general computing-related questions) as required.
  • Provides troubleshooting expertise for all maintained computer/control systems 24/7.
  • Maintain Digital Security of systems by reviewing and implementing BP Digital Security requirement.
  • Supervises/maintains/upgrades Alarm/DCS management software
  • Monitors/maintains/develops Site Digital Security needs and requirements
  • Monitors/maintains/upgrades VMware ESXi host servers, virtual machines, and vSAN through vCenter management server.
  • Monitors/maintains/develops Disaster Recovery Planning and Practice

Education

Required: BS Degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar.

Experience

Required: Knowledge of network hardware devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and cabling. Programming experience using Visual Studio.Net (VB, C, or C++), VBA, or scripting. Knowledge of basic networking protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, FTP, SNMP, etc. Knowledge of server and workstation hardware and operating systems.
Desired: 3 years of experience supporting process control related computer systems 24 x 7 in the refining or petrochemical industry or in a manufacturing environment, experience with AVEVA PI database and interfaces, experience with Process Control Systems such as Honeywell TDC/TPS/Experion, Emerson DeltaV, Allen-Bradley PLC’s, etc.

Required Skills / Proficiencies

Proficiencies:

For information regarding proficiency needs for this profile, please search for this job profile at our Refinery Competency Assurance Tool (RCAT): http://bp1xtxii348/compassur/JobProfileView.aspx

Skills:

  • System administration experience with all supported MS Windows operating server and desktop systems
  • Experience with INTEL-based server and workstation hardware
  • Experience with AVEVA PI database and interfaces
  • Programming experience using Visual C/C++, Visual Basic, VBA, and scripting
  • Experience with basic networking protocols including, TCP/IP, DNS, FTP, SNMP, etc.
  • Experience with firewall usage and rules
  • Experience with network hardware devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and cabling
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Visio
  • Experience with Process Control Systems such as Honeywell TDC/TPS/Experion, Emerson DeltaV, Allen-Bradley PLC’s, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and within small teams
  • Ability to work with personnel at all levels of an organization

Certifications / Licenses List

  • Preferred: CNE, CCNA, MCP, MCSE, PE license

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 100lbs (working with another team member) such as servers, workstations, switches other computer equipment.
  • Able to use basic hand tools, portable power tools such as drills, power screwdrivers, etc.

The Process Computing/Cyber Specialist’s main responsibility is to ensure the availability and reliability of the Process Control infrastructure within the refinery. This includes:

  • Support of the Firewall and all Process Control networks connected to it. This includes network security.
  • Support for the servers and workstations connected to those networks, the interfaces between them, and all related disaster recovery functions. This includes hardware & software maintenance/upgrades/replacement.
  • Supporting the PI historian, developing, and supporting process control related applications, and implementing new technologies in support of Whiting Refinery goals.
  • Cyber security activities for all the Whiting Process Control networks using AV, Whitelisting, operating system patching. This includes reviewing project changes to the networks to guarantee the project is meeting BP Digital Security requirements.

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