Automation Controls Engineer in Kingston at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Job Description

Automation Controls Engineer    

Essential Duties

Writes PLC programs to control industrial food processing equipment.  Creates functional HMI/MMI/OIT screens for operator interaction.  Uses independent judgment, consistently and clearly demonstrates creativity and innovation in finding solutions and alternative.  Creates and reviews, designs, drawings, BOMs, specifications, etc. and ensures that projects meet specifications, standards and performance requirements within area of expertise. Prepares documentation, information and communications such as ECN’s, e-mails, SharePoint entries and engineering specifications.  Utilizes available technical resources throughout company and outside institutions.     

Travels to customer sites to perform controls start-up and trouble-shooting of food processing equipment and operator training.  Consults with other departments on equipment designs and problems.  Identifies root cause of problems.  Develops alternative solutions and communicates associated benefits and risks.  Sponsors new project technologies and solicits understanding and support of other departments for major projects.    

BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
Knowledge and Skills: 
•    Demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
•    Specialist in machine control electrical schematics
•    Specialist in programming PLC’s & GUI systems
•    Specialist in configuring industrial machine controls, including AC/DC drives 
•    Demonstrated ability to apply advanced laws, principles, theorems & mathematics or industry knowledge in the improvement & development of technologies.
•    Demonstrated ability to independently create functional & cost effective designs/processes that meet complex specification requirements.
•    Knowledge of competing & alternative technologies.
•    Ability to communicate within a team environment.
•    Ability to anticipate potential problems and take preventative actions.

•    At least (4) years relevant experience in industrial machine controls. 

Financial Responsibility:
•    Actively reviews costs, margins, and engineering hours spent on projects and compares actual dollars and time spent to estimate.  
•    Major contributor in the planning and scheduling process for projects in which involved. 
•    Manages the resolution of complex problems from discovery thru installation and testing of solutions.
•    Interprets & applies relevant policies & procedures.
•    Reviews the work of others for accuracy & soundness of judgment.
•    Uses software tools to provide industry standard programs for custom equipment at the lowest possible cost.
•    Effectively interacts with all functional areas of the business.

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