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Senior Automation and Controls Engineer

Company: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Location: Pullman
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

SEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories) seeks a professional and innovative individual to join our Equipment Automation Engineering team in Pullman WA. --- SEL is a 100 percent employee-owned company that specializes in creating and manufacturing digital products and systems that protect, and control power systems around the world. --- --- Reporting to the --- Manufacturing Equipment Automation --- Engineering Manager, the successful candidate will be dependable, responsible, --- self-motivated and --- work closely with Production and Engineering teams to develop --- and successfully implement --- and support --- manufacturing automation solutions. ---

The Manufacturing Equipment Automation Engineering team supports --- manufacturing and vertical integration teams --- by --- understanding --- our processes, recommending --- solutions, executing --- projects. ---
As a Senior Automation & Controls Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Participate in initial equipment concept development and carefully balance product specifications, process control requirements, layout complexity, cost, quality and lead-time limits.

  • Lay out new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical schematics.

  • Architect, write, and debug PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), machine vision, and 3rd party equipment.

  • Manage electrical cabinet builds.

  • Create machine interactions with plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

  • Introduce automated processes into production, and train and Maintenance and Production teams to support after deployment of equipment.

  • Create and review specifications, and provide technical evaluations for outsourced automated equipment purchases.

  • Perform as technical lead on assigned projects

  • Mentor Engineers and Technicians

  • Other duties as assigned.

    This job might be for you if you have:

  • B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics or related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 2+ years relevant experience in designing and implementing automation solutions in a manufacturing environment.

  • Technical expert in the subject of Industrial Automation, with proven experience working with PLCs (example: Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi), HMI/GUI layout, Field Bus Networks, Vision Systems, and integration of Robotics.

  • Familiarity with electrical prints and standards for industrial equipment.

  • Excellent technical presentation and training skills. 6. Demonstrated advanced proficiency in programming PLCs, with a well defined methodology for maintaining code structure and organization.

  • Ability to program state machines for complex processes which involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control.

  • Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery processes.

    Location Information
    Pullman, WA- SEL's corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.
    Competitive pay. Superior benefits. Inspiring work.
    People are at the core of our company and we hire employee-owners. We welcome you to learn more about how we support employees.

  • We're 100% employee owned. Retirement benefits include an employer funded stock ownership plan (ESOP) and personal 401K options.

  • We offer top tier medical, prescription, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • We recognize the importance of a healthy life balance and offer: 10 paid holidays, annual vacation accrual starting at 12 days, 9 paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave that covers 90% of your pay.

  • We foster growth and development of our employees through avenues such as STEM courses, apprenticeships, tuition assistance, and engineering development programs.

  • Ask our team about other benefits including wellness, fertility, adoption, and flexible spending benefits.

    Pay Range Data
    We base our starting pay offer on location and job-related factors such as candidate experience, training, knowledge, and skills. Salary range for position is $ 100,900.00 - $168,100.00 . Our salary ranges are determined by job, responsibility, and location.
    Communication with Applicants
    We communicate with all applicants. If you do not receive a response about your application, please check your SPAM filter or reach out to us at careers@selinc.com .
    SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled.
    SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Spokane , Senior Automation and Controls Engineer, Engineering , Pullman, Washington

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