Under general direction, implements, tests, troubleshoots and improves electronic automation and controls systems in manufacturing/production/operations processes to increase production quality, efficiency and volume Checks control system schematics and specifications and uses software and testing equipment to diagnose and resolve system malfunctions Develops and defines control system applications for various machinery and equipment using technologies or platforms such as ladder logic programming for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), data control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), computerized numerical control (CNC) systems or motion control technology.
The Engineer II-PLC Programmer will be responsible for program development, implementation, startup, debugging, daily support and continuous improvement of PLC based control systems used in production.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support plant objectives and goals in terms of safety, quality, production, delivery, and cost reduction through continuous improvement of the plant manufacturing processes.
- Support and expand Lean culture and implementation throughout the plant.
- Support the NPI program with regards ensuring manufacturing process to manufacturing new products to required specs and required efficiencies.
- Work closely with Plant Supervision and Management at all levels to determine feasibility of proposed projects and provide data or information for accurate decisions.
- Includes the successful crafting of a capital appropriation request (E201) with supporting EVA calculations as well as project management leadership. Processes engineering change requests (ECR’s)
- Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, designs layout of equipment & workspace for efficiency.
- Determine equipment/process specifications and arranges for purchase of equipment.
- Identify and implement safety improvements.
- Develop and track key metrics for manufacturing engineering.
- Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Must have or be proficient at the following:
- Allen-Bradley PLC Programming (ControlLogix, RSLogix 500 / 5000) experience: 5 years (Required).
- Computer / Control Systems networking and troubleshooting experience: 3 years.
- Vision Systems and Barcode Scanners experience (Cognex, Keyence, and Motorola, etc.).
- Process Instrumentation experience.
- Visual Basic or VBScripts experience.
- Modbus, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Fieldbus, Ethernet IP.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work with all levels of employees.
- Must have Strong computer skills with excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications. Able to develop summary graphs, tables, pivot tables, and other reports using PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
- Strong Knowledge of Lean and 6 Sigma principles.
- Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Problems solving and data analysis skills (8D, 5Y, statistics, etc.).
- Strong analytical skills (comparative analysis via spreadsheet)
- Strong Quality Systems knowledge including:
- PPAP, APQP, PFMEA and control plant
- Error-proofing (Poka-yoke)
- ISO or TS 16949 depth of understanding
- Strong engineering and process conformance knowledge and experience including SWI (standard work), Testing and audit processes, and Engineering change management and support.
- Knowledgeable and skilled in the use of standard mechanical and electrical instruments, functional gauges and test rigs.
- Demonstrates a strong knowledge of auditing processes.
- Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy required
- Works well under stress with the ability to deliver on time required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or Industrial preferred) or equivalent experience.
- 5 years of current experience in related manufacturing.
- Ideal candidate will have experience with manufacturing processes including assembly, fabrication, powder coat paint, and electrical testing.
Weil-McLain is a division of The Marley-Wylain Company, an indirect subsidiary of SPX Corporation, and is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.
Thank you for your interest in our company.
Weil-McLainWeil-McLain, a division of The Marley-Wylain Company, is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings since 1881. We have manufacturing facilities in Michigan City, Indiana and Eden, North Carolina, along with regional sales offices throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex WorldTM. Weil-McLain is a division of The Marley-Wylain Company, an indirect subsidiary of SPX Corporation, and is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law. Thank you for your interest in our company.