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ATS Company:  PA Solutions
Requisition ID:  7566

Bessemer, AL, US, 35022

Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Sr Controls Engineer - Integrated Services

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Automation Technician assists in the design, testing, and configuration of control programs for the industrial automation of various manufacturing processes aimed to improve safety, quality, delivery, and productivity. The candidate will read and understand electronic and electrical schematics, document programs, and conduct functional and operational tests to verify system performance and troubleshoot issues.
The candidate will report to a Team Lead or Automation Manager and work cross functionally with a team of Automation Engineers as well as Maintenance, Electrical, and Mechanical Technicians to assemble, test, commission, and support production equipment both on company and customer sites.

Major Responsibilities:

    Write and debug Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) code in accordance with programmer work instructions or customer requirements.
    Performs corrective maintenance, non-routine repair, modification, troubleshooting, calibration, of PLC/HMI code and/or system components.
    Commission Industrial Networks and establish stable communication between PLCS and their network components, switches, and ancillary devices.
    Check function of all switches on cylinders, actuators, and other devices to verify functionality.
    Confirm sequence and operation of machines prior to programming with mechanical technician or engineering.
    Utilizes various schematics, wiring diagrams, equipment manuals, and other resources.
    Maintains records of work performed; assists in providing content for machine manuals and similar documentation for the installation, maintenance, calibrating, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment.
    Perform field service work as required for installation, modification, and service of systems.
    Advises and assists Team Leads, management, and others on operating problems involving automation systems and provides suggested remedies.
    Ability and willingness to travel extensively including overnight stays primarily within the U.S.
    Ability to work extended shift durations including non-day shift and/or weekend assignments.
    Robot Programming and troubleshooting is a plus

Additional Information

Education and Experience: 

    Bachelor’s degree in a controls related field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Megatronics, or equivalent) preferred
    Seven plus years’ experience in PLC and HMI programming and configuration along with troubleshooting and solving software/hardware issues in a manufacturing environment.
    Ability to technically lead / supervise up to 2 associate technicians

Responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:

    Work in compliance with divisional health, safety, and environmental procedures
    Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tagout methods
    Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts 
    Report defect in any equipment or protective device
    Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
    Attend all required health, safety, and environmental training
    Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
    Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
    Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running, or rough and boisterous conduct


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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