Automation Developer II
Work Schedule 1st shift
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Join our team as an Automation Developer II in our Valdosta, GA Facility!
Summary : The Automation Developer Level 2 is a professional who has proficient knowledge of technical details, participates in planning projects and installations, embraces continuous improvement, is rigorously dedicated to extraordinary quality and customer service, and continuously strives to improve communication channels. Executes installations of new systems ranging from a single piece to multiple pieces of equipment. On existing systems completes modifications, upgrades, and expansions to include additions to the system.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Creates and modifies Allen Bradley and Modicon programmable logic controller (PLC) programs for our bakery production.
- Creates and modifies HMI programs for our bakery production using FactoryTalk View, Wonderware, and Vijeo.
- Designs engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
- Researches, selects, or applies the following: sensors, vision systems, communication technologies, control devices for motion control, position sensing, and pressure sensing.
- Identifies and selects materials appropriate for mechatronic system designs.
- Upgrades the design of existing devices by adding mechatronic elements.
- Analyzes existing development or manufacturing procedures and suggest improvements.
- Develops data records and mapping to receive from and send to company databases, using the networking plan defined by MIS to support the equipment communications.
- Develops schematic diagrams, panel layout drawings, and plan layout drawings using Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical.
- Creates and modifies programs for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), and motor control devices.
- Use and maintain electrical related software programs.
- Inspects components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation including review of blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specification.
- Coordinates projects by controlling the schedules, budgets, interfacing with customers, and overall project management.
- Oversees the work of contractors in accordance with project requirements
- Maintains technical project files.
- Communicates design information and works effectively as a team with manufacturing personnel.
- Tests design solutions and publishes test results.
- Responds to call-ins outside of work schedule.
- Installs repaired equipment in various settings
- Troubleshoots equipment problems.
- Tests faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic equipment and systems.
- Provides Professional service.
- Works continuously to improve existing systems and new projects.
- Works effectively, efficiently, and positively with minimal supervision.
- Promotes and adheres to safety, food safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices regulations
- Attends industry related training
- Grows continuously in industry knowledge
- Reports food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
- Publishes engineering reports documenting design details before and after implementation
- Maintain and complete task schedule including written and verbal requests
- Confer with engineering staff to resolve problems
- Maintain detailed back-up of all control related programs
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- High School Diploma or GED;
- Five years minimum experience in development, installation, and troubleshooting of PLC, HMI and motor control systems.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- K nowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Office, MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP in multi-domain environment.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Specialized training in PLC control and machine control.
- Documentation (Instruction, rung, section).
- HMI knowledge: object type, screen layouts, animation, alarms, scripting.
- Knowledge of NEC codes, NFPA codes, IEC codes, etc.
- Proficient in Schneider Electric Modicon series of PLCs and I/O interfaces, and the Unity software package (including Vijeo Designer).
- Proficient in Rockwell/Allen Bradley ControlLogix series of PLCs and I/O interfaces, and the FactoryTalk Studio 5000 software package (including RSLogiz and FactoryTalk View).
- Proficient in Wonderware Suit of software solutions.
- Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical/Product Design Suite Software package.
- Ladder logic and Statement List.
- Function Block Diagram.
- File Structure, program organization.
- Functional requirements specification.
- Diagnostic and analytical skills.
- Ability to read and understand drawings for electrical controls and mechanical parts.
- Work flexible hours to meet project/task deadlines.
- Must be able to accommodate hours outside of regular shift when necessary.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer