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As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Role Summary
As a Sr. Automation Controls Engineer for Equipment Engineering, you are responsible for production line expert for controls and automation.This position requires strong proficiency in PLC programming and the ability to make changes, upgrades, and configurations needed for production operations.The position is scoped for areas including General Assembly, Battery and Propulsion, Body Shop, Paint Shop, and Stamping.Additionally, this position requires the ability to work with internal colleagues for the development, integration, and launch of new production equipment – interfacing with Manufacturing Engineering, IT, MES, and others.This opening will be located at our Social Circle, GA facility and reports directly to the Director of Maintenance. Responsibilities
- Participate in various controls equipment design reviews and buy-offs at vendor sites.
- Participate in the development of control standards and specifications, including feedback lessons-learned and gaps from each project to ensure continuous improvement.
- Key stakeholder in the maintenance, modification, and proper versioning of control equipment programs, configuration files, and documentation as needed. This includes but is not limited to hardware, software, electrical, safety, pneumatic, network, PLC, HMI, Robot, SCADA, and MES.
- Add or remove network devices from equipment as needed, updating network switch configurations, and optimizing network topology.
- Troubleshoot, improve, and add features to PLCs using Ladder Logic and/or Structured Text with an emphasis on code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable, and reusable.
- Troubleshoot, improve, and add features to HMIs to make them more user-friendly, intuitive, and suitable for operating and troubleshooting high-volume production equipment.
- Ensure proper implementation of and modifications to control reliable safety systems for robots, gantries, conveyors, and other manufacturing equipment (in accordance with ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA/ NFPA79/NEC/UL508A).
- Train production and maintenance teams in proper use and troubleshooting of equipment.
- Focus on root cause for automation and controls failures, with a demonstrated ability to follow 8D/A3 troubleshooting stratagem.
- This position may require working off-shifts, or adjusted hours.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned within the scope of the position.
- 2+ years of Automation Controls Engineering experience, or equivalent work experience.
- BS/MS Electrical Engineering or equivalent with major in Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.
- Experience in launching equipment, including leading design reviews and validating equipment safety during buy-off (automation/robotic checklists, ProTag, SafeTag, or equivalent).
- Expert-level knowledge of common controls hardware components used in high-volume manufacturing facilities, and advanced proficiency in programming industrial equipment using various IEC 61131-3 languages.Experience developing and modifying electrical schematics using EPLAN, AutoCAD Electrical, or similar.
- Experience creating HMI projects from scratch using FactoryTalk View, WinCC, Ignition or TwinCAT HMI, setting up, programming, and troubleshooting industrial 6-axis robots such as Fanuc, ABB, Kawasaki, etc., and designing topologies for and troubleshooting common fieldbus networks such as Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, or Profinet.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to alternate between standing and walking 8-12 hours per day.
- Ability to climb steps to access platforms and workstations.
- Manual dexterity to grasp and manipulate materials.
- Able to position one’s body to access and assemble materials (bending squatting/stooping/kneeling/reaching below waist and above shoulder).
- Ability to do work on the production floor with exposure to dust, fumes, orders, loud noise and varying temperatures.
- Ability to climb up/down ladders and stairs, negotiate uneven or moving surfaces, and work at varying heights.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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