Are you an Allen-Bradley PLC expert? Do you thrive on being the go-to person to solve your employer’s greatest technical challenges? Exide Technologies is hiring a Controls Engineer for our state of the art, cutting edge, 3-year old plant in Kansas City, MO. No place in the United States runs at our speed. We run 2 machines, both at 20 tons per hour. Your expertise will ensure the plant produces the grids that go into the batteries our customers depend upon across the country. You thrive on this kind of responsibility and take pride knowing the impact you’ll have in this position.
About the plant - This plant is located close to the airport and within the suburbs of Kansas City, so you won’t have to worry about commuting to the downtown area. Reporting to the Technical Manager, you are the subject matter expert (SME) and will share knowledge and train the 45 employees in operations. At this facility, you are a big fish in a small pond but part of large company with more than 8,000 employees across the globe.
Training available - As the only place in the United States that runs as fast as we do, you’ll get training directly from the manufacturer, on the proprietary rolling mill equipment used.
Advancement and growth – With 5 manufacturing facilities in the US, there are always opportunities to move up or around within the company.
About the work – Read below for the formal description. But, apply to learn more beyond the troubleshooting and preventative maintenance work such as a new project for the upcoming year where you’ll play a key role in adding a new vision system to the plant and other key initiatives.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties that include the following; other duties may be assigned:
Create and maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programs
Contribute to the team responsible for specifying, designing, acquiring, and validating manufacturing equipment and tooling
Interface with equipment suppliers and Operations to assure new machinery is built, integrated, delivered, and will run to Exide’s controls and programming standards
Work with factory-level engineers and technicians to standardize controls and programming
Design, develop, and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, equipment layouts, and electrical schematics using drafting tools and computer-aided design (CAD)/drafting equipment and software
Recommend controls and programming modifications to eliminate machine and system malfunctions, minimize operator errors, eliminate reoccurring equipment issues, increase efficiency, increase output, decrease set-up time, and decrease cost
Configure HMI systems (touch screen)
Research suppliers for assembly components and create electrical bill of materials for existing or new projects
Advise EHS, Operations, Engineering, and suppliers on OSHA-compliance and safe operating procedures for machinery and programming
Utilize lean concepts on projects throughout the plant to achieve goals
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field.
2+ years of experience as an industrial controls engineer in support of engineering/maintenance of plant operations preferred.
Demonstrate an ability to read, interpret, and create PLC programming, including Ladder Diagram (LD), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), and Instruction List (IL).
Allen Bradley experience required
Experience powering up electrical systems, troubleshoot and hardware configuration
Experience with servo motors, power drives and overhead cranes
Familiar with UL standards and motion controls
PC SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE:
Strong Allen-Bradley software programming experience, including RSLogix 5000/Studio 5000 Logix Designer
Experience programming VFDs, HMIs, servo drives, robotics, and other controllers
Experience with the creation, administration, troubleshooting, and internal/external interface of Ethernet machine networks
Working knowledge of Inductive Automation’s Ignition software is a plus
Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, AutoDesk CAD software (AutoCAD, Inventor, etc.), MS Office, and MS Project
Exposure to Cognex or Keyence is preferred
The physical demands 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. Able to see, hear and speak; able to sit, stand for at least two hours at a time, sit, bend, crawl, squat, kneel and climb able to use both arms and hands to use a computer and peripherals and lift 40 pounds from floor level, able to work below ground level in confined spaces and on stationary or mobile elevated platforms, able to wear respirator and other PPE as required, able to climb stairs. Able to work extended shifts and weekends as needed.
Potential for exposure to lead, acid fumes, dirt, and noise. (Personal protective equipment and supplies are required and provided.)
Minimal travel for this position.
Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.