K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group Company, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. KSPC celebrated the Grand Opening of Bethune in May 2017 and projects it will reach a production capacity of 2 million tonnes by the end of 2017. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.
K+S Potash Canada has been recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

Distributed Controls System Specialist

Your Responsibilities

The Distributed Control System Specialist is a key position responsible for implementing DCS related preventive maintenance schedules as well as corrective maintenance tasks. The position ensures the health and effectiveness of the hardware and software of all DCS related systems. The DCS specialist plays an important role in assisting instrumentation technologists and electricians in troubleshooting work across the refinery and wellfield.

The successful candidate will:
•Manage, modify, configure, and maintain all control programming in the DCS, any connected PLCs, and the Operator Training Simulator. This includes monitoring performance of any and all control programming and coordinating with maintenance and operations to improve performance.
•Support of all sub-systems connected with the DCS, including the Historian and Asset Optimization
•Manage, modify, configure, and maintain all control system HMI programming in the DCS and any connected local vendor specific HMIs.
•Manage, modify, configure, and coordinate maintenance of all control system low level hardware including, but not limited to, DCS controllers, PLCs, communication bridges.
•Manage, modify, configure, and maintain all control networks.
•Responsible to assist Instrumentation technologists and electricians with field troubleshooting through the DCS.
•Responsible to resolve DCS hardware related problems such as hardware replacement and ordering new equipment.
•Responsible to assist production area operators with automation troubleshooting through the DCS.
•Responsible to assist process engineers with the DCS reports and interfaces.


K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Qualifying requirements for this role:
•Technical troubleshooting experience with both field equipment and DCS is required
•Experience with ABB 800xA is considered an asset
•Experience with Rockwell equipment and software is beneficial
•Experience with aforementioned control related networks is considered an asset.
•Self-motivated with excellent communication, and organizational skills
•Ability to influence others and lead change
•Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
•Ability to make and exercise sound judgement
•Ability to manage and coordinate multiple project assignments simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment
•Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
•Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required
Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

Position will be based at the KSPC Bethune site but will involve infrequent travel for technical training. Ability to travel internationally may be required. A combination of field and office work required.
Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by October 13, 2017.


Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

Good People and Great Culture
•Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
•We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
•Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits
•A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:
•Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
•A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
•Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.

Work-Life Balance
•We have a competitive time off program including:
•PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
•16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.

Ground-Breaking New Site
•Opportunity to work in a new facility with optimal use of technology

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