JOB SUMMARY
  • Provide engineering support to the Facilities group, troubleshoot PLC control problems, advance the state of program development and management, and work with team members in developing new methods of manufacturing in the casting industry. 
  • Develop and improve manufacturing processes through application of automated equipment.
  • Develop an automated method to keep all equipment and computer programs upgraded and current.
  • Work with the Maintenance personnel to understand the root cause of automation-related failures.
  • Develop within the Maintenance department a basic understanding of higher-level automation troubleshooting.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of computer programming and software development.
  • Has the ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests.
  • Possesses creative thinking skills and is a detail-oriented personality.
  • Can communicate well to other members of the development team.
  • Works with cross functional teams to develop new control methods giving Operations what is needed.
  • Interprets controls needs of mechanical designs.
  • Assure automation standard for new equipment.
  • Research supplier products for the best fit for an existing problem.
  • May assist Production engineering in problem solving of quality issues as it relates to controls capability.
  • Eliminate waste and elevate the productivity using Lean Manufacturing program.
  • Participate in the startup of new equipment.
  • Ability to cooperate; work effectively and professionally with all levels in the organization, both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance at work.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Responsible for adherence to all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
KEY DIMENSIONS
  • Quicker resolution of equipment problems as related to system automation.
  • Development and training of the Maintenance team.
  • MS Office and general computer literacy, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and team player who works well with others and has a positive attitude.
  • Prioritization, logical thinking, being sharp and innovative are important to being successful.
  • Must be organized, detailed and able to complete a task on time
KEY RELATIONSHIPS & LEADERSHIP
  • Maintenance Team
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Production Engineering
  • Corporate Quality Services and Engineering
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BSEE preferred)
  • Experience:  5+ years’ work experience in manufacturing environment. Preference to Investment Casting Experience.
  • Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • PLC and HMI programming is preferred. Rockwell Software preferred.
  • Ignition is a must. Configuring and designing HMI/SCADA systems is preferred.
  • Familiar with Motion Control and Vision.  Robot experience is a plus. Fanuc preferred.
  • SQL server database maintenance and queries is a must. MSSQL preferred.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving: Able to act in solving problems with exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues. 
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control systems. 
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Working Environment:  Shop Floor, Office
  • Physical Demands: Sitting or standing long periods of time, may be required to lift Metal castings up to 50 lbs.; extended periods of time using a computer screen.
  • Travel Requirements: May travel to other CPP sites on occasion.
  • Required PPE:  Check for required PPE in areas you may be working in
  • Safety Glasses:  Needed in all areas of the plant
  • Steel to shoes:  Needed in all areas of the plant

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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