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ATS Company:  PA Solutions
Requisition ID:  11192

Newbury Park, CA, US, 91320

Date:  May 16, 2024

Senior Automation Engineer

Job Description

We engineer a sustainable future

Process Automation Solutions is one of the leading manufacturer-independent suppliers of complete automation solutions for the process and manufacturing industries. The company currently employs more than1,500 people with a global presence in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Our operational activities focus on the design of process control systems and their vertical integration into the overall business process. We offer complete services from the concept to commissioning, from the field level through process control level to corporate management level. Process Automation Solutions is a company of ATS Corporation.




The focus for this position is to provide technical leadership for the design and implementation of complex industrial automation solutions using different technologies and platforms (PLCs, DCS, SCADA, BMS, Edge Devices, MES, Data Management, Vision Systems, Robotics, etc.) for some of the leading companies in the life sciences and other manufacturing industries. 


As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will apply your diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields, making decisions regarding engineering complexities and methods.  This role operates within a multidisciplinary team that integrates technology and business expertise to deliver professional solutions.


    Perform site surveys and lead requirements definition. 
    Define project scope and prepare estimates.
    Design, develop, and implement process, utility and building control systems in support of manufacturing operations.
    Lead and mentor a project team for the development of functional specifications and detailed design specifications for hardware and software system solutions. 
    Develop the required project plan, test plan, test scripts, test protocols, and test reports.
    Build and qualify software development and production system environments,
    Coordinate and review the technical design and configuration activities, ensure adherence to project procedures and standards.
    Lead the installation and start-up of systems or applications, remotely or at the customer site.
    Lead testing and qualification activities in respect with the industry rules and regulations, ensure proper documentation and resolution of test discrepancies and technical issues.
    Ensure that design changes are logged, documented, and estimated.
    Report to the Project Manager on project progress and issues. 
    Provide post implementation support and training to clients. 

Additional Information

    Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering.  Other training and relevant professional experience will be considered.
    Minimum of 10 years of experience with the deployment of industrial automation solutions (hardware and software) and practical experience with activities such as design specifications, software development, acceptance testing, commissioning, and qualification.
    Experience with the design and deployment of industrial network infrastructure and IIoT solutions.
    Technical knowledge and practical experience with industrial platform solutions from Rockwell, Aveva or Siemens, formal certification required.
    Familiar with agile software development methodologies (processes and standards).
    Knowledgeable in relational databases and programming languages such as Ladder Logic, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Python, C#/C++, MS SQL, etc.,
    Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
    Good communication and leadership skills, fluent in English, spoken and written.
    Experience with the regulated industry requirements preferred.
    Willing to travel to manufacturing/customer sites when required.

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


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations. 

Nearest Major Market: Ventura
Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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