Electrical Engineer PLC Programmer

Location: Sidney, OH
Date Posted: 05-16-2018
We are working with a leading Automation and Integration company for manufacturing companies around the country.  This growing and stable client is looking to add an Electrical Engineer/PLC Programmer.  This individual will be supporting the integration and optimization of control systems hardware and software associated with capital equipment for manufacturing environments.  This will include requirements definition, electrical design, and application of motor controls, machine controls, process controls, hydraulic controls, pneumatic controls, PLCs, HMIs and software for same.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Supports Sales by reviewing customer control systems specifications and design premises for compliance, recommends exceptions.
  • Creates and clearly documents control system software programs using structured programming techniques.
  • Tests and evaluates machines and systems in factory and field environments.
  • Works independently and seeks the cooperation of others in a team environment in order to produce the best possible control systems for our product line.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in written form, with internal and external customers.
  • Performs system integration and support duties in cooperation with Mechanical Project Engineer(s) and supports Control Systems portion of Project Requirements Document (PRD) for assigned projects.
  • Contributes to the generation of Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) documents.  Performs test and evaluation of own control systems and others as assigned, and supports Factory and Service Personnel in the performance of FAT and SAT.
  • Provides support for any control system issues of concern to customer as requested/directed.
  • Seeks to stay current with industrial control system technology by taking advantage of continuing education opportunities and reading trade journals/magazines.
  • Strives to improve department operations by participating in standardization, product improvement, and process improvement activities.
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work on a variety of equipment
 
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience with Industrial Control Systems. 
  • Expertise in applications programming of Allen Bradley, Siemens PLCs, HMIs, and Drives.  Familiarity with other PLC and Supervisory control system platforms and software.  Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office Applications, AutoCAD, and the ability to learn Peerless’ business system. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as purchase orders, quotations, requirements documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write requirements documents, specifications, evaluation and test reports, trip reports, operating instructions and correspondence. 
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as percent change, probability, and margin analysis.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, trigonometry, and algebra to practical situations.
  • May Travel up to 20% of the year to domestic and international customer sites to perform maintenance, startup, and commissioning duties. 
 
 
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