Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

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Automation controls engineer provides leadership for renewal of and compliance to Plant Electrical Standards, - Electrical Power Safety, OSHA 29 1910.269 and NFPA 70E.

Automation Controls Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The ability to program or modify HMI’s (ex
Network multiple control systems together and into the enterprise system
Work with advanced manufacturing engineers to develop standard interfaces to sensor-enabled machines
Make continuous innovations and improvements for the automation solutions
Troubleshoot and resolve complex control system issues
Create accurate and complete estimates for DDC, Fire Alarm, Security and EBI Installations
Support Sales and Project Manager on surveys, application selection, and layout of potential retrofit opportunities within the geographic location
Ability to engineer large projects by completed hardware installation drawings, application software and graphics as required
Learn quickly and think independently
Support the development of optimum assembly procedures and systems for new product launches and automation upgrades

Automation Controls Engineer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Automation Controls Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CEM, EMI, AWS, ISA, MS, CISSP, ASHRE, EIT, DOE, SPC

Education for Automation Controls Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Automation Controls Engineer

Desired skills for automation controls engineer include:

UL508A codes
Electrical Standards
Safety standards
Electrical safety standards
Controls systems
Production quality metrics

Desired experience for automation controls engineer includes:

Manage, develop, and execute automation projects including new, replacement, operations improvements, and periodic repair and replacement
Develop and monitor planning timetables and projects schedules
Participate in functional area meetings and related activities representing Engineering and to assist in improving the plant's performance goals
Provide technical support and training to skilled trades within the organization
Develop cost estimates, investment forecast, business cases, appropriation requests, and plans for minor project activity
Utilize statistical methods for continuous improvement on plant systems and processes

Automation Controls Engineer Examples


Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an automation controls engineer. 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 engineer
  • Ensure long term, cost effective maintenance of equipment and facility
  • Manages projects to minimize investment cost while providing facilities that require a minimum operating cost (maximum throughput, energy efficiency)
  • Develop and maintain technical training documentation on plant’s physical assets
  • Hands- on experience in equipment reliability
  • Daily responsibilities include solutions implementation, support site operations and maintenance team objectives
  • The engineer shall have and demonstrate skills in requirements gathering, design, configuration, integration and implementation of process control solutions including batch software, Distribute Control Systems (DCS), HMI packages, SCADA systems, PC networking technology
  • Operate test equipment and analyze resulting data
  • Responsible to manage automation improvement projects, equipment modifications and upgrades
  • Serve as a working technical member of the Manufacturing Engineering Team supporting all processes throughout the Athens, GA site
  • Ensure equipment uptime through the expedient, effective resolutions of production equipment problems to meet customer service objectives for the line fill rates
Qualifications for automation controls engineer
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in robot programming
  • ABB robot programming experience
  • Experience in C# and VBA programming
  • Knowledge of up-to-date mechanical, electrical, control and automation techniques
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline and at least 3 years of Electrical - Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment with a strong background in controls
  • Proficient in AutoCad is a requirement

Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation controls engineer. 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 engineer
  • Review, monitor, develop, modify and maintain process control systems to maximize contribution to profitability
  • Drive continuous improvement by monitoring automation and control activities at the site and benchmarking against best practices leading to the development and implementation of projects to improve efficiency and safety
  • Lead technology innovation through identification, investigation, and implementation of new technologies leading to increased production or reduced costs
  • Develop the initial objectives and scope for projects through collaboration with operations, development and business personnel
  • Serve as manufacturing representative on capital projects
  • Provide strategic support to operations through special projects and troubleshooting
  • Supervise others indirectly (contract engineers and construction contractors, operators and mechanics)
  • Design and engineer moderately-complex automation equipment, tooling and applications
  • Prepare and maintain documentation related to the operation of the automation equipment
  • Directs field engineers regarding site acceptance testing
Qualifications for automation controls engineer
  • Familiarity with integrated motion programming
  • Familiarity with proportional hydraulic systems
  • Familiarity with computer programming languages such as .NET
  • 2+ years of Robotic Maintenance & Troubleshooting experience
  • Allen Bradley Panel View use/programming AB Servo and AB VFD drives experience
  • Kawasaki programming, RS Logics, Microsoft office LC experience

Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an automation controls engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for automation controls engineer
  • Support manufacturing operations automated controls systems
  • Modifying programs to refine movement of robot using the various controllers
  • Working with vendors and design teams, following through the concept phase, the building phase, and the implementation of equipment in production before introducing to manufacturing team
  • Develops and modifies existing PC Based Systems, Motion Control Systems and associated software
  • Performs Graphical User Interface design
  • Assists in the development of corporate standards of control systems and software templates
  • Develops and maintains system documentation
  • Provides team support for installation and de-bugging of existing and new Automation Systems
  • Fully informs team members, supervisors, & the greater organization of ongoing activities
  • Complies with all corporate standards and procedures
Qualifications for automation controls engineer
  • Extensive PLC programming experience is required
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Software Engineering, or Automation Engineering is desired with a minimum of 10-15 years’ hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, DT, and AutoCAD required
  • Proven track record in engineering leadership the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices
  • Prior automation / controls design experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science from an accredited institution

Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an automation controls engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for automation controls engineer
  • Translates Process Workflows / Diagrams into required programming implementations
  • Travels to plant sites and other locations as required, estimated at 25%
  • Responsible for performing work in a safe manner and maintaining a safe work environment
  • Provide electrical and controls engineering and equipment technical expertise in cable manufacturing in support of production, maintenance, continuous improvement, cost reduction, and productivity improvement
  • Internal subject matter expert in control systems (SCADA, PLC, HMI, Drives, Vision System ,), PID and control loop tuning, system integration and electro-mechanical devices
  • Develop fundamental understanding of critical process and technical requirements, identify areas of technical risk in assigned projects, conduct prototype / feasibility testing to verify concept, and define and document system design specifications
  • Develop control architectures, control functional specification, and system integration requirements that will satisfy process and manufacturing requirements
  • Actively participate/direct all phases of the project including design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel and technology transfer
  • Recommend and implement long term solutions to recurring equipment performance issues
  • Support process projects and data system projects by interfacing with operators and production supervisors to monitor and correct process fluctuations and equipment issues
Qualifications for automation controls engineer
  • PLC experience (ie
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Controls Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline is highly desired
  • 5 years of experience in development and support of machine control systems is required including motion control systems, preferably utilizing B&R Automation, Siemens, and Allen Bradley
  • Experience in the 24 / 7 high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience in plastics packaging, injection molding, and blow molding processes a plus
  • Programming PLC and PC’s using IEC-1131 Programming Languages

Automation Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of automation controls engineer. 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 engineer
  • Provide technical support when maintenance requirements exceed electrical associate capabilities and support day to day operations
  • The purpose of this job description is to provide a general overview of responsibilities associated with the position
  • Lead role on automation training of plant personnel
  • Responsible for integrating S­5/S­7 PLC handshake signals between machines/machine tools with Robots
  • Obtain and maintain comprehensive knowledge of processes (test, specs, tooling, equipment
  • Utilize a broad set of technical skills to architect, automate, deploy and migrate customer solutions to A&C platforms and solutions and help to WIN
  • Assist both Direct Sales and Channel in driving Design Win Growth, mitigating risk and Accelerating Product Wins
  • Support Customer Visits and Market events via demo’s and presentations, ensuring exceptional ‘out of box’ experience
  • Respond to functional and technical elements of customer’s Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Directly influence technical decision-making processes within a wide range of audience’s varying from technical staff to senior executives
Qualifications for automation controls engineer
  • Development of machine safety systems and safety programming
  • Understanding of software coding using C language
  • 5+ years experience in programming Visual Studio.NET, JavaScript, SQL
  • Proficient in developing electrical schematics (preferably AutoCAD or SolidWorks) preferred
  • Proficient with Rockwell Automation RSLogix 5000, Allen Bradley PLCs, robotics, machine safeties, servos, stepper motors, motor starters, motor controllers, Cognex vision systems and electrical cabinet design preferred
  • Computer programming, system design, PLC logic, and machine integration

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