My client is a family-owned Systems Integration and I&C Construction company committed to addressing the automation and control needs of various industries. As a primary player in Automation Contracting, we deliver comprehensive solutions backed by our extensive expertise and size.
With a workforce of over 750 dedicated professionals, they serve clients nationwide, with operations spanning the South-Central United States. Our core mission is to provide top-tier professional services while prioritizing the well-being of our employees and fostering an exceptional workplace environment.
As an Automation Engineer, your responsibilities will encompass the design of control system intricacies, configuration of instrumentation, preparation for implementation, actual implementation, comprehensive testing, documentation, and the provision of training.
A Typical Day:
- Collaborating closely with project managers and estimators to assess potential projects and formulate proposals.
- Analyzing and interpreting diagrams and documentation, engaging customers to understand their objectives and preferences.
- Crafting the overarching architecture and communication strategy among control system elements.
- Collaborating with customers and stakeholders to define and document the functionality of control systems.
- Developing Bills of Materials (BOMs), Input/Output (IO) lists, and requirements for control panels.
- Taking on the role of technical lead for small-scale projects, including the creation of PLC and HMI templates.
- Crafting PLC programs using various languages such as Ladder Logic, Function Block, and others.
- Designing the human-machine interface (HMI).
- Creating comprehensive hardware and software test plans and formulating simulation logic for evaluating the PLC and HMI system.
- Developing training plans and materials to educate operations and maintenance personnel.
- Coordinating and maintaining communication with the management of the installation team to ensure that technicians adhere to documented processes.
- Conducting system tests post-installation to assess functionality and verify that programs operate as intended.
- Diagnosing and resolving issues that may arise during startup, including those stemming from incorrect drawings, changes in customer preferences, inaccurate instrumentation specifications, or other technical challenges. Troubleshooting software and hardware interface problems.
- Conducting customer training on the use and operation of customized system integration software.
- Collaborating with software and application product manufacturers and vendors, particularly concerning problem diagnosis and resolution.
- Working collaboratively with peers to address design challenges as they arise.
- Potentially responding to service calls to diagnose and rectify programming and system failures.
- Providing mentorship and training to less-experienced team members.
- Four years of experience in industrial controls within the architectural, engineering, or construction (AEC) industry or a related field.
- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, a related Bachelor's discipline, or a relevant degree from a Technical College.
- Four years of experience in PLC programming.
- Proficiency in operating Allen Bradley equipment and systems.
- Competence in PLC programming, including Ladder Logic, Function Block, and Structured Text.
- Familiarity with networking, especially Ethernet/IP.
- Experience and knowledge of HMIs.
- Six years of experience in the architectural, engineering, or construction (AEC) industry or a related field.
- Proficiency in utilizing AutoCAD - Autodesk software.
- Ignition experienceWhat We Provide:
Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:
- Health, Dental, and Vision coverage
- Flexible Spending Account(s)
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Participation in numerous cultural events
- 401k matching, and more.