- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor's degree
- Programmable logic controllers
- System design
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Opportunities for advancement
Company Generac Power Systems
Name Senior Controls Systems Engineer
Req # 59298
Location Trenton CORP
Employment Type Full Time
GENERAC - we don’t simply wait for opportunities to come to us, our team is consistently on the lookout for new and innovative advances in our industry, which has led to our great success and company growth. With our new automated production facility in South Carolina, we are seeking a Senior Control Systems Engineer. Our growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture.
The Senior Control Systems Engineer position oversees the development, execution and delivery of control system projects for the Generac Advanced Manufacturing MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) Team. Responsibilities include automation controls systems design, PLC/SCADA programming, simulation and testing, and startup commissioning. The Senior Control Systems Engineer also contributes to overall team performance by training/mentoring associates, providing technical assistance, and improving processes and standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop Machine Integration Plan and schedules for Manufacturing Execution System (MES); Execute Machine Integration Plans – PLC/SCADA Programming, Testing, Startup Commissioning Acts as the SME for plant IE/ME resources on control systems programing; Prepare project deliverables including statements of work, status reports and budgets. Ensure adherence to Company standards and methodologies; Discuss needs with internal customers in a non-technical language; Analyze customer requests, understand need, and document in Functional Specification; Translate functional requirements into System Design Specifications; Develop programs to comply with system requirements; Mentor and guide project team members to deliver on the project/program requirements; Ensure customer acceptance by testing validation, and training users in changes to business processes; Other duties as assigned.
Minimal Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering; 5 + years’ experience with programming Industrial controls, PLC’s, HMI’s and Industrial communication protocols; Formalized training and/or education in Industrial Automation, Engineering, Computer Science or MIS; Experience implementing software used in 24x7 shop floor environments.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Industrial Automation, Engineering, Computer Science or MIS; Experience with PLC programming using Rockwell Logix and GE RXi Platforms; Experience with GE Proficy Suite – Machine Edition, Cimplicity, iFix and Historian; Experience configuring OPC Servers, Historians; Prior experience working with robotics Thorough understanding of Industrial Communication Protocols - Modbus, DeviceNet, Profinet; Experience with SQL Server databases. Experience successfully managing technical projects through the entire project cycle including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, commissioning, and closing phases.
Knowledge: Ability to develop and integrate software packages and solutions for industrial controllers; Ability to establish strong working relationships with both technical and non-technical members of staff; Ability to be hands on with MOM software configuration, scripting and database connectivity; Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral format, with both vendors and internal customers; Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment; Self-motivated and driven to accomplish company goals.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.
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