Controls Engineers (Automation Systems Engineering) Level 2
The position is responsible for setting up, programming, checking, and modifying electrical control panels, circuitry, and equipment. Adhering to established guidelines of the Conveyco Technologies controls engineering department. Reports to: Controls Engineering Manager.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on engineering principles and involvement in presentation of the solution to customer
- Provide technical support to external and internal customers.
- Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases
- Responsible for project success whether project leader or as part of a project team
- Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed
- Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities
- Interpret client requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget
- Program new and modify existing installations of conveyor systems
- Reprogram automation systems for engineering changes and improvements
- Pretest controls programs through the use of test rigs or software emulators prior to shipment
- Provide system installation support and on-site start-up and debugging for both hardware and software
- Create and modify electrical drawings utilizing AutoCAD
- Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, safety standards, and motor controls.
- Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements.
- Create accurate Bill of Materials.
- Define equipment and parts from external suppliers.
- Conduct cost and time estimation.
- Provide assistance and training to other Conveyco Technologies’ employees in regard to the company’s drawing standards, CAD operation, programming, and file management software
- Provide general information and documentation as requested
- Assist in the development and assembly of control system documents
- Perform related tasks on special projects as directed
- Use Conveyco Technologies’ standard procedures, forms, and software to perform job functions
- Oversee project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure timely delivery of projects, expected quality, and allotted budget.
- Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems.
- Support manufacture, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, servos, VFD’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and other field devices.
- Create customer documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
- Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile
- Advanced working knowledge of PLC logic and controls (RSLogix, Siemens, GE)
- Experience in Java, microcontroller programming, and HDL languages is a Plus
- SQL, Access, and Excel
- Allen Bradley Panel View use/programming AB Servo and AB VFD drives
- HMI Programming
- Strong problem solving skills
- Ability to independently troubleshoot equipment for improvement for quality and delivery
- Ability to read prints, use AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics
- Understanding of conveyors system programming
- Networking, Ethernet, DH+, RIO
- Simulating modeling exposure
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
- Possess good verbal and written communication skills
- Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard
- Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities
- Ability to maintain a good working relationship with the customers, vendors, and Conveyco team members and to use good judgment in recognizing scope of authority
Education and Experience:
- Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or similar related degree)
- 3-5 years related job experience
- Proficient with MS Office, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, AutoCAD Electrical and Factory Talk
- Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs
- Must have experience working with material handling conveyor systems
- Efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals
- Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments
- Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment
- Ability to balance multiple projects
- Travel as required to support projects
- Microsoft Office products
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