Automation & Controls Job Description

Automation & Controls Job Description

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Automation & controls provides technical electrical knowledge to include development of P&ID and instrumentation loop diagrams utilizing ISA symbols; Design of systems requiring control, instrumentation, PLC/DCS, HMI and network communications.

Automation & Controls Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Providing technical support to fulfillment center operations and engineering
Acting as primary POC for MHE software updates and changes
Managing and maintaining MHE and Controls Servers and networking equipment
Providing continuous improvement of processes, procedures, and equipment
Providing support to engineering and operations on design of MHE automated systems including evaluation and testing criteria
Act as liaison to IT department for MES (Manufacturing Execution System) development and implementation
Be involved in both short-term and long-term planning
Help contribute to the overall business strategy
Lead financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis, including comparison of financial statements vs
Use prior knowledge and experience to effectively and actively participate in business planning session and support the development of short and long

Automation & Controls Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Automation & Controls

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AWS, ISA, PMP, CEM, LAB, N4, NIST, MS, PLC, CISSP

Education for Automation & Controls

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the automation & controls job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technical, Education, Industrial, Associates, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Computer Engineering

Skills for Automation & Controls

Desired skills for automation & controls include:

Electrical
NEC
NFPA 79
UL508A codes
Mechanical
HVAC
ISA instrument specifications
Loop diagrams
P&IDs
Business applications

Desired experience for automation & controls includes:

Experience with Barcoding and RFID technologies
Range financial and business plans
Anticipate the effect of other relevant systems and procedures on FP&A processes by applying knowledge of accounting, finance and business processes
Drive standardized and automated financial reporting across the business to increase financial performance visibility
Experience developing process control strategies and PLC programs is required
Demonstrated understanding and use of system automation and controls to create right sized automation equipment and process controls

Automation & Controls Examples

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Automation & Controls Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an automation & controls. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automation & controls
  • Working with vendors of commercially available equipment to ensure the control system being provided meets national, state and local electrical codes and company standards including the safety-related parts
  • Electrical and controls integration
  • Ensure in the successful execution of engineering and design for mining/mineral processing or other heavy industrial sector projects within budget and on schedule
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance, mentor and assist with on-the-job training of engineers-in-training and designers
  • Prepare equipment specification packages
  • Prepare detailed design, supply, construction, and installation specifications
  • Participate in company business development activities
  • Coordinate design and work as a draftspersons in the preparation of contract drawings, record keeping and other statistical work
  • Produce and maintain technical and engineering drawings in using 2D or 3D CAD software such as Microstation
  • Assist with the development of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and Process Flow Diagrams (PFD)
Qualifications for automation & controls
  • LabVIEW and TestStand preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of programming and deployment experience with Automation & Control technologies such as PLC, DCS and PC based control systems
  • Experience with Robotics Programming
  • Design and maintain instrument lists, loop drawings, termination schedules, Motor Control Circuit (MCC) configuration and control panel arrangements
  • Assist in review and design of vendor package interfaces
  • Engineering diploma or college diploma or equivalent electronics/instrumentation tertiary training
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an automation & controls. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for automation & controls
  • Maintains proper documentation of electrical, instrumentation and automation systems and keep files up-to-date including Process Instrumentation Diagrams, block diagrams, drawings, database management
  • Collaborate with project manager, mechanical design engineer, and software group to develop a low-risk and robust machine design
  • Troubleshoot field controllers , variable frequency drives, thermistors, current & pressure transducers, relays, flow meters
  • Troubleshoot communication issues including, but not limited to legacy & current communication protocols , LAN, RS-485, BACnet and Modbus
  • Installation, calibration and commissioning of field controllers, controlling input devices, remote notification modules , Sensaphone auto-diallers
  • Configuration of communications networks , TCP/IP & RS-485
  • Works with sales group, customers and consulting engineers to develop controls and automation solutions to meet customer needs
  • Evaluating automated equipment and processes
  • Reviewing related manuals, blueprints and schematic diagrams to determine tasks to be preformed
  • Programming robots, PLC’s, servo systems/drives, and other control devices to perform specified tasks
Qualifications for automation & controls
  • Minimum of five years S&PC design experience
  • Understanding of other discipline requirements and interfaces
  • Proficient in the use of Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPIN)/Intools
  • S&PC site experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the automation and controls field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in PLC 5 and Control Logics
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an automation & controls. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for automation & controls
  • Introduce automated processes into production, and train and equip Production Team to support automated equipment after deployment into production
  • Develop hardware and equipment solutions in a lean manufacturing and J.I.T
  • Prepares technical fit specifications and works with designers and factories to ensure that the specifications, measurements, fit, and construction are in keeping with the product brief
  • Support product development group with upgrades and trouble shooting on the pilot coating asset
  • Implement improvements in processes, methods, and production controls for manufacturing systems and set up new or existing equipment
  • Participate in new product design and development reviews, FMEA, failure investigations, design control activities, and training of personnel
  • Ability to travel and help another Oceaneering site
  • Identify and mitigate risks identified through use of risk identification tools (eg
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for automated controls aspect of new projects and improvements to existing systems
  • Work on configuration and software programming of PLC and DCS system
Qualifications for automation & controls
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the specific ability to act as a team leader and interact at all layers within the organization especially within a process upset situation
  • Programming ability with Fanuc or ABB Robotics
  • Expertise in PLC programming, Ladder Logic, variable frequency drives, HMI's, instrumentation, sensors
  • Medical Device or Pharmaceutical regulated industry experience is preferred
  • Able to read and understand point to point control schematics and sequence of operations
  • Able to perform the physical requirements of the position (overhead tools and equipment lifting, working on ladders, rooftops, attics and crawl spaces)
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Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of automation & controls. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for automation & controls
  • Prepare customer, manufacturing and change control documentation associated with electrical controls
  • Electrical design, testing, and commissioning of control systems, control panels, and associated equipment
  • Define requirements and oversee third party execution of controls and automation projects
  • Ensure proper hardware and software controls for backup and disaster recovery
  • Designing control systems (hardware and software) for proprietary equipment and automated manufacturing processes
  • Developing data acquisition systems to enable understanding of machine performance including loss-analysis
  • Supporting capital project scope, estimate and investment proposal development
  • Providing field support including construction supervision, equipment commissioning and trouble-shooting of equipment breakdowns
  • Leading and managing small and medium-scale machine controls upgrade and automation projects
  • Ensure the application of the plant’s rules of conduct and health & safety protocols during maintenance procedures to minimize injuries and lost time incidents
Qualifications for automation & controls
  • Able to respond to & resolve urgent scenarios relative to studio production & critical post production buildings by identifying failed devices, controllers, motors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Visio, and Outlook
  • Minimum 2 years of PLC logic controls experience
  • Three to five years of applicable experience in Automation or Robotics
  • 3 years of experience in programming Visual Studio.NET, JavaScript, SQL
  • 3 years of experience with PCs, PLCs, I/O, sensors and process controls
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of automation & controls. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for automation & controls
  • Provide ongoing automation support to the plant for all shifts by participating in the plant’s on call program
  • Have knowledge of sophisticated products, product lines and systems requiring and knowledge of the environment where the products or systems will be used
  • Plan, conduct and direct engineering projects or studies, including complete projects requiring advanced knowledge of a specialized field
  • Apply comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices within broad assignment areas
  • Coordinate and direct activities of technical support staff (salary and wage) and will support the technical development of technical staff
  • Investigate product inquiries, develop and implement appropriate corrective actions
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise and Platform Ownership on multiple equipment types and technologies, including equipment reliability
  • Lead software and automation activities on many high complexity and integrated automated packaging lines utilizing PLC program/software (Siemens, Elau, AB, etc) to debug line performance, uptime and other equipment failure issues
  • He or She will work as part of a cross functional team in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement automation and controls initiatives
  • The scope of work will also involve working on Capital Equipment projects including installation, debug and optimization efforts
Qualifications for automation & controls
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience troubleshooting automated control systems in an emergency and corrective maintenance capacity within a production environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or related field preferred
  • Technical school, experience and aptitude considered in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with food manufacturing process controls
  • Must adhere to all safety, food safety and quality rules and procedures
  • Must be able to work overtime and other shifts as assigned

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