Automation Engineer

Job Requisition: 6998.1

Automation Engineer(Direct Hire)

Pleasant Prairie,WI

Job Requisition: 6998

Description for Automation Engineer:

This position is responsible for the engineering, design, integration, and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), and industrial networks for various manufacturing systems, with a focus on improving efficiency, quality and safety in a manufacturing environment.

Responsibilities for Automation Engineer:

  • Evaluate, analyze, and troubleshoot existing automation and control systems
  • Revise, troubleshoot and develop PLC and HMI code in Rockwell, Siemens, Iconics and other various platforms
  • Analyze and evaluate drawing set documentation, including but not limited to I/O layout (both digital and analog), AC and DC sections of the electrical design, wire numbering per specs, fusing, grounding, and I/O device types (both digital and analog)
  • Integrate ladder logic, servo automation, motors, panels, controllers and other interfaces as required
  • Recommend and implement new automation technology solutions to improve effectiveness and efficiency, and to reduce operational costs
  • Develop and maintain documentation for manufacturing and automation equipment
  • Evaluate network design, and deploy related hardware, software and security as needed
  • Enhance data logging for manufacturing systems

Requirements for Automation Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer science) or related discipline
  • 5+ years of automation engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience setting up, optimizing, and troubleshooting manufacturing lines through the use of automation 
  • Ability coordinate and lead internal projects with third party integrators
  • Experience using RSLogix (ControlLogix, CompactLogix), Transaction Manager software, Siemens, and SQL Server
  • Experience training operators and maintenance teams on automation equipment
  • Critical, analytical thinker
  • Effective problem solver with ability to conduct thorough Root-Cause Analysis
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed

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