Automation and Control Systems Engineer

As an Automation and Control Systems Engineer, you will work as part of a team to create and implement control systems for any and all of the products listed above with an emphasis on software development. In addition to working as part of a team, you will be given the responsibility to complete many projects independently.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines to establish control systems architectures and control strategies for machines, processes, and automation systems
  • Plan, develop, and document software for machine control, HMI, SCADA, and other control systems
  • Hands-on commissioning of equipment at Simmons: test, debug, and support factory acceptance testing
  • Generate content (text, screen shots) for Operations section of Operation and Maintenance manuals
  • Facilitate discussions with customers and suppliers related to control systems, interfaces, and integration
  • Travel up to 30% (domestic and international) to support commissioning, integration, and site acceptance at customers’ facilities
  • Support our Customer Service Center by helping diagnose and correct controls-related issues on installed equipment

Additional Responsibilities:

This description reflects the principal functions of the job for the purpose of job evaluation. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements of the job nor shall be construed as giving exclusive responsibility for every function described.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Systems Engineering and two or more years of experience with increasing responsibility
  • A solid understanding of computer hardware and system architecture
  • Experience developing control system programs for Siemens (Step 7, TIA Portal, WinCC Professional SCADA), Fanuc, or Allen Bradley PLCs, CNCs, HMIs, and Servo Drives desired
  • Experience programming any of the commercial robots such as ABB, Fanuc, Kuka, etc. desired
  • Proficient in National Instruments LabView desired
  • A fundamental understanding of computer communications (TCP/IP, RS-232, etc.) and industrial network protocols (Profinet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, OPC, etc.) desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Basic project management skills
  • Ability to read and design electrical schematics
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to understand mechanical drawings, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics
  • Experience with AutoCAD desired
  • Professionalism combined with enthusiasm and sense of urgency
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of products

Character, integrity, and trustworthiness are very important attributes that Simmons Machine Tool Corporation looks for in all candidates.

Simmons offers a complete medical/health care plan, 401(K), and incentive programs.
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