Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer

Essential Job Function:

  • The ability to develop (not modify), test, and commission Allen Bradley PLC (ControlLogix and/or PLC-5) control system applications using RSLogix.  Recent experience is a must.  Higher level skills that are required include analog data handling, data exchanges, batch sequencing (S88), recipe handling, etc.
  • The ability to develop (not modify), test, and commission SCADA (iFix and/or Wonderware) control system applications.  Recent experience is a must.  Higher level skills that are required include scripting, security configuration, recipe configuration, database interfacing, report configuration, etc.
  • Travel up to 25% to customer sites to perform commissioning, customer training, validation support, warrantee support, and service support for equipment and control systems.
  • The ability to specify, purchase, and troubleshoot control system hardware and instrumentation.  This would include field mounted and panel mounted instruments.
  • The ability to read, understand, and develop control system design documents.  This would include diagrams/drawings (P&ID, control system schematics, wiring drawings, pneumatic/hydraulic drawings, etc.) and written design specifications (Functional Specifications, User’s Manual, Sequence of Operations).
  • Must be aware of cGMP’s procedures and practices and the implication on control system development and modifications.
  • Must have good troubleshooting skills.
  • Prior experience in validation is desirable.
  • Must be willing and be capable to climb ladders and to enter restrictive spaces.
  • Must have an understanding of computer operation and configuration.

General Information:

  • Minimum of a four year degree in engineering, engineering technology, and 3 to more years of related experience.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license.
  • Confined space entry training is required for potential entry into confined spaces within supplied equipment.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Development and customization of PLC application code using Rockwell RSLogix software using Rockwell SLC-500, ControlLogix, and PLC-5 series PLCs.
  • Development and customization of SCADA application code using using WonderWare, Intellution, and/or Rockwell SCADA software.
  • Development and configuration of PC based relational databases, SQL data transfer, and database reporting tools.
  • Review and approve control system design drawings.  This includes diagrams/drawings (P&ID, control system schematics, wiring drawings, pneumatic/hydraulic drawings, etc.).  Provide technical support to the CAD group when appropriate.
  • Develop control system design specifications.  This includes Functional Specifications, User’s Manual, Sequence of Operations, Detailed Design Specifications, etc.
  • Develop proficiency in the understanding and application of Process Automation departmental standards (software, hardware, documentation, etc.).  These standards are to be followed in development of the control systems.
  • Development and execution of software test protocols.
  • Development and customization of simulation code for use during software testing.
  • Specify and purchase control system hardware and instrumentation.
  • Work as an integral member of a project team.
  • Interface with the equipment manufacturing companies and internal departments to obtain a complete understanding of the  equipment and control system scope of supply, project schedule, customer specifications, and project budget.
  • Develop the control system in accordance with the project schedule and budget.
  • Effectively communicate project delays, scope changes, customer relationship issues, technical deficiencies, etc. to the project team and to  management.
  • Provide commissioning services, customer training, validation support, warrantee support, and service support for equipment and control systems.
  • Prepare documents of field visits in a timely and professional manner.  This will include commissioning reports, field service reports, daily labor logs, invoices, and expense reports.
  • Remain current with emerging industry standards and products.  Keep abreast of latest trends in software, instrumentation, and control system hardware.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance positive interpersonal relationships with staff members of the Group worldwide.
  • Ensure  and RDG customers receive high quality automation solutions and support.
  • Provide support to  Sales Department.  This support will include pre-sales support and visits, supplying technical information, reviewing bid specifications, and/or preparing quotations and pricing information.
  • Inspect, test, and release  control panels that are manufactured by outside vendors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

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