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Sr Automation Engineer

Company: Superior Controls
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Automation Engineer role requires an individual have a diverse engineering skill set with the ability to work independently to perform all aspects of process automation engineering and system integration, including initial concepts, specifications, design engineering, documentation, project implementation, testing, startup, and training of operating and maintenance personnel. The Automation Engineer is a key member of a diverse team of professionals developing solutions for our clients most complex automation challenges. At Superior we focus on the Life Sciences industry, so the majority of projects have a process control component and some have a machine control component. Many involve batch programming.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead or work on a project team responsible for the design, configuration, and testing of machine and process (continuous and batch) control systems.
  • Understand the project scope and financials and exercise good time management skills to plan & coordinate the work as part of a project team by developing project schedules and budgets in collaboration with project leadership and identify change orders and justify changes to Project Management ensuring completion of all project deliverables to the satisfaction of the client
  • Anticipate and provide solutions to project leadership and/or customer giving high priority to customer satisfaction offering strong technical expertise and advisement as part of the project team
  • Adapt to a flexible work schedule & travel, if necessary, to participate in the design, development, and start-up of control systems at the clients facility
    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Hands on experience executing automation projects for process plants
    • PLC Programming with one or more of Rockwell Studio5000, RSLogix5000/5/500, or Siemens Step 7 or TIA Portal
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment as an individual contributor
    • Ability to quickly establish good working relationships with others in all levels of the organization
    • Able to work independently on projects and tasks with a very organized and methodical approach
    • Detail oriented with strong technical aptitude and desire for learning new technologies
    • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria and codes relevant to Instrumentation and Controls
    • Understanding of batch and continuous process control strategies deployed in
    • Demonstrated ability to develop machine control and/or process control system applications, utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, configuration of thin client server applications, design, developing & maintaining databases for data collection, configuring process historians and using reporting tools to present process data to operations & management, tuning control loops, providing control system startup services, troubleshooting existing control systems and providing control system qualifications.
    • Understanding of object-oriented software development & delivery methodologies
    • Expertise with the design, implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of virtual server-based control system architectures, and understanding of control system network topology, i.e. Ethernet, Ethernet/IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, etc.
    • Knowledge of process instrumentation specification, installation & troubleshooting, and control panel design, check-out, commissioning & troubleshooting
    • Hands-on experience rapidly troubleshooting and solving equipment & instrument-related issues during start-up and commissioning and perform complex system testing
    • Experience working at customer sites supporting the installation & commissioning of equipment and systems
    • BS Engineering degree or equivalent educational background
    • Strong candidates at the lower end of the experience range will have training opportunities to develop themselves in the areas below.
      Great-to-haves
      • Ability to program in RLL, SFC and ST
      • HMI Programming using one or more of Rockwell FTView ME and SE, Wonderware System Platform, Inductive Automation Ignition
      • Configuration & use of one or more of Wonderware DAS/OI Server, FactoryTalk Gateway, RSLinx, RSNetWorx, KepServerEx
      • Configuration & development of one or both of Wonderware InBatch & Rockwell FTBatch, Historian software, OSI PI
        E Technologies Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. E Technologies Group will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.by Jobble

Keywords: Superior Controls, Raleigh , Sr Automation Engineer, Engineering , Raleigh, North Carolina

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