Operational Technology Analyst, Plant Floor

Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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Information Technology


BOLD. ENERGETIC. INGENIOUS. GENUINE. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.


We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

How you will impact Ingevity

As an Operational Analyst for the Plant Floor, you will provide IT and process engineering expertise to Ingevity combining people, process and technology. The position provide support for plant manufacturing systems in coordination with Ingevity strategic initiatives to drive business results. You will provide application of common standards, policies and methodologies, while working in close partnership with plant engineering, operational and other IT teams to maintain and support key plant operational systems. Reporting to the Manger, Plant Floor Systems, you will support plant manufacturing technology in harmony with IT cyber security and infrastructure teams. You’ll aid plant process engineering and operational teams in understanding and maintaining the IT infrastructure that supports plant operational technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with IT organization and plant operations, you will
    • Oversee antivirus systems and applications for plant manufacturing systems
    • Support/coordinate/oversee OS patching on plant manufacturing systems
    • Ensure integrity of data and system backups for plant manufacturing systems
    • Help coordinate version upgrades for plant manufacturing systems
  • Act as liaison between IT networking teams and process engineering teams to enforce and implement process network designs.
  • Support the Industrial Control System (inclusive of Distributed control systems (DCS’s), Human machine interfaces (HMIs), Programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) architecture
  • Act as liaison between IT cyber security teams and process engineering teams to enforce and implement cyber security designs.
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) for process data historian systems – OSIsoft Pi.
  • Coordinate process network user access with Active Directory administrators.
  • Perform life-cycle management for IT infrastructure used for plant manufacturing systems.
  • Working with local IT Field Service organization, provide thin-client support for plant operator workstations.
  • Working with local IT Field Service organization, provide support for client-based operational technology.
  • Be an advocate for best-practice IT infrastructure design for plant manufacturing systems.


What you need to succeed

  • Associates or Bachelors’ degree in IT or engineering field.
  • Desired: experience with IT functions as described and/or experience with engineering process control systems – DCS, PLC, etc.
  • Familiarity of industry-specific standards (i.e. Purdue Model, NIST, ICS-CERT)
  • Experience with IT functions and/or engineering systems in an academic setting will be considered
  • The ability to learn and understand process engineering concepts and tools.
  • The ability to learn and apply general IT practices, and modify where needed, in context of manufacturing environment.
  • The ability to work with manufacturing stakeholders to schedule and deliver IT support.
  • Work safely in manufacturing environments.
  • Ability to play key roles in highly complex IT & engineering projects.
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to support the collaboration with the business units in delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Travel required up to 25% domestically.

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.
Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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