Job Summary:
  • Provide engineering support to Facilities group, troubleshoot PLC control problems, advance the state of program development and management, and help develop new methods of manufacturing in the casting industry. 
  • Develops and improves manufacturing processes by application of automated equipment.
  • Develop a method to automate having the equipment computer, PLC and HMI programs remain current.
  • Work with the Maintenance personnel to understand the root cause of control-related failures.
  • Develop within the Maintenance department a basic understanding of higher level controls troubleshooting.
Essential Job Functions:
  • 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.
  • Is able to communicate well to other members of the development team.
  • Can document electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD.
  • Works with cross functional teams to develop new control methods giving Operations what is needed.
  • Interprets controls needs of mechanical designs.
  • Develops an electrical and controls 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.
  • Ensures all equipment controls are accurately defined and maintained.
  • 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.
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 a must.
  • Configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems.
  • Familiar with Motion Control and Vision.  Robot experience is a plus.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving: Able to take action 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 be required to travel to other Turbine Technologies sites, as needed
  • 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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