USA Wilmington, MA - ITC

Industrial Controls Engineer

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Industrial Controls Engineer

Time type: full time

Posted on: July 17, 2024

Job requisition id: R3365

What we need 

We are looking for Industrial Controls Engineers at all levels to join our Hardware R&D team within our Industrial Controls organization. Your job will be to contribute to the development and implementation of industrial control systems, ensuring they meet customer requirements and site-specific needs. Additionally, you will provide guidance and support to the automation hardware engineering staff within the Hardware R&D group as necessary. 

 

This opportunity will provide exposure to various engineering teams within our organization, including the electrical, mechanical, robot, and vision teams. You will engage with cutting-edge technologies in warehouse automation and material handling industries, including AI and Machine Learning. 

 

What we do 

The Hardware R&D, Industrial Controls team specializes in developing and optimizing industrial control systems to enhance the efficiency and functionality of our automation solutions. 

 

What you’ll do 

  • Define and plan technical tasks related to research and development projects, prioritizing innovative development efforts to advance industrial control technology. 

  • Lead Industrial Controls Network Design, both IT/OT. Plan VLAN/NAT architecture, deploy switch configurations. 

  • Spearhead the development of new control system functionalities and modifications, leveraging advanced techniques and tools to drive innovation. 

  • Oversee the execution of test strategies tailored to R&D projects to validate and refine developments. 

  • Collaborate with developing standard code libraries for use within Symbotic control systems to control new and existing automation systems. 

  • Document standard code library and final control system programming. 

  • Actively participate in design reviews for technical solutions within existing architectures, providing specialized expertise to enhance system performance and accelerate development progress. 

  • Conduct thorough root cause analysis to identify technical challenges and develop innovative solutions 

  • Document research findings, development processes, and simulation results to capture valuable insights and facilitate knowledge sharing within the R&D team.  

  • Ability to travel up to 30% to support customer sites  

 

What you’ll need 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Controls Engineering, Automation Engineer, Computer science or in a related discipline.  

  • 5+ years of Design and Implementation of Industrial Control Systems using PLC, HMIs, Industrial Robotics, and VFD/Servo Drives. 

  • 5+ years in ground up Programming of PLCs, HMIs, and related equipment for Industrial Control Systems. (Rockwell Automation products preferred) 

  • Extensive knowledge in network topology and design(OT Network, VLAN, NAT, Switch configuration) 

  • Knowledge of Power Systems and Servo Controls to design motion control systems. 

  • Experience with AC/DC Drive Control Architecture. 

  • Expert level experience in Rockwell PLC’s (ControlLogix, GuardLogix) 

  • Expert level of Industrial Automation network technology. 

  • Experience developing and programming HMI applications. (Ignition8, FactoryTalk ME/SE) 

  • Able to understand and read electrical and mechanical schematics.  

  • Strong background in troubleshooting complex automated system.  

  • Experience with JIRA and agile methodology 

  • Knowledge in Inductive Automation products is a plus. 

Our Environment 

  • Up to 30% of travel may be required. Employees must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive and/or fly to client and other customer locations. 

  • The employee is responsible for owning a credit card and managing expenses personally to be reimbursed on a bi-weekly basis. 

 

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