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Automation Engineer

Experis- Engineering Owensboro, KY
  • Posted: 23 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Experis Engineering is seeking Automation Engineers for our client in NW Kentucky. One opening is for an experienced (10+ year) Engineer and one opening is for a recent grad. Perm hire positions with bonus and outstanding relocation package. Nice opportunities for career advancement.

What you will be doing:

The purpose of this role is to ensure the correct execution of the Electrical and Automation (E&A) part of projects, plan, manage, and implement capital, maintenance and upgrade projects.
Responsibilities:

• Make minor adaptations and modifications to Electrical and Automation (E&A) equipment, such as PLCs, drives, etc., utilizing lean manufacturing techniques.

• Create contract specifications for projects with regard of maximal safety, minimal downtime and optimal performance and life span of machines.

• Evaluate automated equipment, processes and solve automated equipment problems.

• Review related manuals, blueprints, & schematic diagrams to determine tasks to be performed.

• Define the (E&A) norms for the plant (PLC, HMI, Hardware, etc.)

• Define the network layout for process networks and the interface to the plant network in cooperation with IT.

• Provide and maintain a back-up system for the automation software (PLC and PC) for the plant.

• Maintain the integrity of engineering drawings files, projects, equipment archives, and updating any deficiencies that are discovered.

• Develop and maintain check-lists for safety systems to guarantee optimal safety system operation.

• Optimize performance of (E&A) installations.

• Assist and lead maintenance in diagnosing equipment problems and recommend methods to prevent reoccurrence of these issues to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs

• Drive employee engagement and participation in the company's continuous improvement programs by promoting teamwork and open and honest communications.

• Interact with vendors, customers, contractors, and employees at all levels of the organization; able to make decisions "under fire".

• Analyze and diagnose root causes of problems and failures recommending and providing solutions to maximize uptime.

• Identify potential problems or opportunities related to the proper and cost effective operation and maintenance of processes to reduce costs and increase throughput.

Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Here’s a summary of what we’re seeking:

Seeking BSEE, BSEET, Automation or Application Engineering

• Would like someone with heavy industry/heavy manufacturing experience like paper mills, steel or aluminum mills, automotive, etc.

• Experience in PLC System Automation

• Have hands-on programming and commissioning experience

• Able to understand and modify L1 Software on the automation platforms in use (Siemens S7, Rockwell, SMS Siemag X-pack, servo systems, ProBAS, )

• Have cross-domain understanding of complete machine (Automation, Electrics, Hydraulics, Mechanical systems, pneumatics, sensors, actuator, ) and be able to identify problems in non-automation domains
Have experience with the different automation layers (L1, L2, L3/MES) and communication protocol between them

• Good mechanical and/or electrical aptitude

• Good methodical aptitude for troubleshooting equipment and related issues

• Able to prepare and/or modify Electrical drawings, specifications, calculations, charts, and graphs

• Ability to perform CAD with AutoCad software

• Proven negotiating, interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills

• Some travel may be required

Experience working with Unions helpful

Experis- Engineering

Why Work Here?

Immediate need - able to make a quick impact

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Owensboro, KY USA
Owensboro, KY
USA

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