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Plant Systems & Control Coordinator

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Plant Systems & Control Coordinator Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Sas van Gent, Netherlands

As the local Plant System and Control (PS&C) Coordinator you are responsible for the process control and automation domain. You act as a Senior Process Control & Automation Engineer and manage the PS&C team to support all functions at site. You are accountable for management of the total lifecycle of process control systems and related applications. Also you pro-actively support initiatives in manufacturing excellence, continuous improvement and as such drive value capture in the domain of process control and automation (PC&A), for the facility to run safely, reliable and cost effective. Also you give support and guidance to management by setting up and supporting the implementation of the location Data Center and Servers (DCS) masterplan and the PC&A roadmap. You support and participate together with enterprise information architecture (EIA) project organization in execution of the local CAPEX envelope projects. You support larger CAPEX projects by assisting with feasibility studies, as-is situations, requirement specification, validation of handover, leads, drives and champions the usage of common solutions based on best practices.

Major Tasks

+ You provide supervision of team members including work distribution, mentoring/coaching, performancemanagement and feedback

+ You provide assistance with individual development plans and/or career goals, succession planning, and manage resource needs and overall team engagement.

+ You build, strengthen and sustain the location capabilities.

+ You participate in selection of employees and provide input on plans for future workforce needs.

+ You are responsible for operating budget of the location PS&C department.

+ You drive through activities and behaviours for creation of an environment that fosters a sustainable Reliability Excellence culture that enhances through Continuous Improvement cycles the Production Processes.

+ You lead, drive implementation of PC&A strategies aligned with business objectives.

+ Aligned with central PC&A team, setup, you update and maintain the location PC&A roadmap.

+ You are responsible for developing, implementing and auditing PC&A maintenance reliability programs, in close collaboration with EI Maintenance department.

+ You analyse and solve operational problems resulting from failures/problems in process control related systems or application software.

+ You implement and monitor execution of location implementation plans to comply with issued functional safety and PS&C technology policies.

+ You support and participate together with EIA project organization in execution of process control and automation of the local Capex envelope projects.


+ Bachelor’s degree in electrical-, process control-, engineering or equal.

+ 10 years’ experience in functional and technical design and realization of applications for process control and automation systems.

+ Demonstrated ability to lead coach, engage and develop teams.

+ Profound experience with application development on a DCS system.

+ Knowledge of good process control engineering practices and process control lifecycle.

+ Flexibility with working hours, call out...

+ Working experience in the food industry.

+ Project Management experience.

+ Working in an International work environment.

+ Experience with TPS and/or TPM programs.

+ Working experience with Apollo RCA processes and/or Reliability Excellence programs.

+ Proven experience in working with maintenance reliability PM and PdM programs.

+ Profound knowledge of Siemens PCS7 system ,understand Siemens Teleperm-M system.

+ Understanding business processes in manufacturing operations management domain.

+ Good communication skills, Dutch also in English.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today. Follow us on LinkedIn:



Primary Location

Netherlands-ZE-Sas van Gent



Job Type



Day Job

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