Why is This a Great Opportunity?
As the Senior Automation Engineer, you will provide technical leadership in the design, development, programming, implementation, and maintenance of process automation systems to ensure the area goals are achieved.
Your Accountabilities in the Role:
Researches, analyzes, and gathers information from end user systems, industry guides, systems flow, data usage and other areas to plan, design, and validate electrical control solutions that will enhance the current system efficiencies.
Evaluates the current operational systems and prints, and troubleshoot problems and looks for efficiencies, to debug or enhance the control systems.
Determines material and component specifications for new or enhanced systems to ensure the project is completed in a high-quality way, that is aligned to due dates.
Creates and documents electrical schematics, prints, programming and other material for later use by others to understand the system flow.
Mentors others in the design, development, and enhancement features of the systems to help continually grow the team.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Controls Engineering preferred – will consider Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology Degree with relevant work history
Experience: 7+ years of direct automation experience in a related PLC programming field required
Certification(s): Accredited training in PLC programming preferred.
Functional Skills: Excellent ability to research, analyze and gather information and intel to design effective electrical control solutions; exceptional organizational skills with a high attention to detail and a strong ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and due dates; excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to create schematics/documents are also required.
Technology Aptitude/Skills: Exceptional experience and knowledge of designing and programming complex PLC’s from scratch: Allen Bradley - CompactLogix, ControlLogix, SLC500, PLC5, MicroLogix; Experience with HMI - Allen Bradley: Panelview or Panelview Plus; Experience with Communications: Allen Bradley Ethernet I/P, ControlNet, Devicenet; Additional knowledge with WiFi network design, Windows Software Development, UL Custom Panel Building, and Microsoft Programming and CAD experience (AutoDesk AutoCAD preferred) is required; RFID would be a plus. Working knowledge of C++, C# would be helpful
Language Skills: Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with internal and external clients.
Leadership/Behaviors: Self-motivated, technically savvy, self-starters with a background of managing their work/results on their own; requires excellent customer-focus to deliver results; ability to mentor and collaborate with a team is also important.
Reports To: CTO
Travel: 60-65%; Domestic and International Travel