Job Title: Automation Controls Engineer
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Industry: Medical Products Manufacturing
Reports To: Engineering Manager
Status: Salary - Exempt
Compensation: $65-85k depending on experience, plus bonus
The primary purpose of this position is to provide electrical/automation controls engineering support for implementation of, maintenance of, and improvement of manufacturing processes and facility equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Applies standard engineering techniques to designing, developing, and maintaining instrumentation, equipment, and facility controls systems.
Automates manufacturing process equipment, using controls systems to provide; lean elements such as Jidoka, Autonomation, Andon's, OEE indications/gains, etc.
Develops new and modifying existing PLC or HMI applications, interfaces, or embedded controls.
Participates in the specification of, design review of, testing of, and commissioning of new production and/or facility equipment.
Assists in the troubleshooting of and resolution of equipment or control system malfunctions, and making recommendations that will improve reliability and prevent reoccurring malfunction.
Documents and maintains all PLC programs, HMI screen files, other parameter files for all manufacturing and/or facility equipment.
Maintains software interface programs and necessary hardware for legacy and up-to-date versions as needed to modify/maintain all machine controls.
Interfaces with machine providers to require adherence to internal requirements for machine control components, spare parts, etc.
Understands and ensures compliance to all relevant national and international safety regulations, quality standards, and internal and external customer requirements. (NEC, CE, OSHA, etc.)
Expands, as needed/as requested, the internal SCADA system, providing additional functional capabilities for the monitoring and where appropriate, control of critical facility systems (HVAC, compressed air, boiler, etc.).
Assists all functional areas, Production, Process Engineering, Facility Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, etc. as needed with technical expertise.
Participates and works within ISO 9001-2008 quality standards guidelines in accordance with internal quality goals.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Must have Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering or (B.S) in Computer Science from four-year college or university.
Must have a minimum of (5) years of experience in an equivalent role in a manufacturing facility.
Experience with PLCs and motion controls, programming and architecture, Industrial HMI design [Allen Bradley, Red Lion (preferred), etc.], machine level troubleshooting and debugging.
Working knowledge of RSLOGIX 5000.
Experience with robotics, vision systems, barcode systems, RFID systems, and Schneider Electric systems (preferred).
Ability to work in a team environment.
Performs duties with the highest regard for safety and quality.
**Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer, regardless of authorization or visa transfer
**Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check to be eligible for hire
**Local candidates only (no relocation assistance is being offered at this time; please note if you are willing to relocate at your own expense)