The responsibility and duty of the process control engineers may vary from one company to another, but one thing is for sure that the engineers have to interact with the clients, customers, management and support personnel. The reason for their interaction is to make sure that automation and controls are done in a smooth way. Depending on the specific industry in which process control engineers work, they must be skilled in assessing the documentation requirements and generating designs. More clearly, these engineers must have necessary knowledge about testing, start-up procedures, system integration options, etc.
As there are several departments involved in process controls, process control engineers should have clear and concise communication to become successful. They should also try to become an inspirational team leader and should make their decisions independently. Process control engineers must be having proficiency in the development as well as in the management of process control solutions (in collection of data through design, integration process and configuration).
These engineers should also be competent in development and programming and also in changing the engineering standards and guidelines.