Automation Engineer General


Posted: 05/25/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Automotive Job Number: 23-00553

Job Description

Candidate will develop and implement improvements to control systems and equipment using Factory Information Systems (FIS) data.
  • Lead problem solving in resolving equipment performance issues.
  • Lead trouble shooting; coordinate resources to find root cause and fixes, manage and breakdown problems into items that can be validated.
  • Assist in the training of manufacturing personnel and plant electricians.
  • Assist in integration of controls into IT systems like Factory Information Systems (FIS), Error Proofing, QWX, and QTS.
  • Troubleshoot machinery, robot, automation, and controls issues and downtime
  • Use FIS plant monitoring software to review cycle times of equipment.
  • Review and coordinate project installations.
  • Reprogram equipment for engineering changes and improvements
  • Maintain program backups for machinery and automation
Experience Required:
  • 3+ years of Controls Engineering experience in manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of experience with PLC logic, controls, Siemens and Modicon programming
  • Interest in controls engineering with strong aptitude to quickly learn and apply controls knowledge.
  • Direct program experience with assembly and machining controls architectures (hardware/software).
  • Knowledge of programming principals on Siemens, Schneider, Bosch PLC along with CNC/Motion controls systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot PLC, CNC, robot, and other automation issues.
  • Knowledge of cell machining systems and integration of CNC controls, gantries and auxiliary equipment an asset.
  • Knowledge of ABB/FANUC robot
  • Knowledge of assembly and machining RFID systems including complexity management, and QOS strategies.
  • Knowledge of Vision Systems
  • Knowledge of international electrical/safety standards (UL, ISO, IEC etc) and familiarity with internal/external safety processes (risk assessments, PSS, integrated safety etc).
  • Able to read Controls (electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic) prints.
  • Understanding of communication network architectures and field bus protocols.
Education Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED is required. Associates Degree - Controls Bachelors Degree - Electrical Engineering is preferred.
No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third-party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Terry Walton

Terry Walton was brought into Contract Professionals, Inc. to act as highly specialized and experienced technical recruiter, with a focus on engineering and informational technology. Known industry wide for his ability to cultivate and recruit best in class candidates, Terry was named the number one recruiter (out of 45 recruiters) with his previous employer, for more than six consecutive years. He was also a member of the Chairman’s Club from 2017-2019.

Passionate about mentoring others, Terry also has extensive experience training new recruiters to navigate the entire recruitment life cycle; providing novice recruiters with the education, skills, and tools necessary to become successful staffing specialists.

Terry was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris University in 2003.

Terry is happily married to Jennifer Walton. Together they have three boys: Houston 13, Phoenix 9, and Kingston 6. All their children play school and travel basketball, baseball, and football. A sports enthusiast himself, Terry coaches AAU All-Star Basketball. He is also the Head Coach of Grade School Tackle Football for Butler, PA.

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