Automation Engineer

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Position: Automation Engineer

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Compensation: Base Salary $85,000-$100,000 plus annual bonus

Benefits: Comprehensive Insurance, Relocation and Retirement Package

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Position Requirements

· Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, or relevant Engineering Technology

· Proficiency in programming PLC’s and working with industrial controls.

· Familiarity with Allen-Bradly, Siemens, Inductive Automation, Wonder ware, WinCC, SQL Databases, etc.

· Proficiency in programming languages (Python)

· Ability to travel as needed (approximately 10%)

· Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

· Experience in a manufacturing environment

· Project management experience

Position Responsibilities:

· Develop, specify, procure, program, install and maintain all control systems for the manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne.

· Ensure compliance of control systems with company and site standards, including safety reviews and management of change. Write PLC/HMI programs for equipment installations and modifications. Support the replacement of obsolete components.

· Assist in the development and implementation of a 5-year plan for capital improvements to the control and data collection systems. Prioritize the use of improvement funds, select equipment and contractors, oversee all improvement activities, and authorize payments for completed work.

· Support the manufacturing execution system (MES) and industrial automation master plan.

· Assist engineers in the design and implementation of controls and communication systems for all capital projects in the plant. Develop and install new safety devices to ensure operator and machine safety.

· Collaborate with the Maintenance Manager to identify skills gaps in controls and provide necessary training for Maintenance Department employees.

· Troubleshoot and support 24/7 PLC, HMI, Machine Controls, and MES system as necessary.

· Assist in the startup and troubleshooting of MES and PLC/HMI changes.

· Provide ongoing training and documentation for engineers and maintenance technicians.

· Update current control systems and devices to meet MES requirements. Select and install instrumentation for MES data collection.

· Assist in the design of databases, reports, and user interfaces to support MES user needs.

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