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Automation Engineer

Company: SEGULA Technologies
Location: Greenville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

Must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
Must be available to start working within 3 weeks of offer acceptance date.

SEGULA is hiring an Automation/Controls Engineer and Project Management to join our growing team in Greenville, South Carolina.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits plan, and great opportunities for career growth!

Job Description

Responsible for automation / controls engineering and project management for investment projects at company facilities. Assist management with project pre-studies in the electrical engineering field. Execute design studies, follow procurement and fabrication of equipment, manage the installation, and commission equipment in an industrial plant environment.

Projects will be Automated Material Handling in nature to include Conveyor Systems, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), Robotics, etc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide Automation Engineering design and project management for assigned projects including meetings, schedule, cost management, design reviews, supplier selection, installation management, etc.
  • Respect electrical design standards and PLC programming methodology in equipment designs.
  • Create budgetary estimates, specifications, and bid packages for supplier quotes on assigned projects.
  • Create project documentation as required: electrical designs, programs, technical offers, safety risk assessment, maintenance and operator training documents, user manuals, etc.
  • Facilitate the order of equipment and materials for assigned projects.
  • Facilitate emulation and simulation activities for assigned projects.
  • Provide equipment acceptance inspections during factory acceptance testing and installation.
  • Provide management of electrical supplier or maintenance installation teams during equipment installations through start-up and commissioning.
  • Follow and complete resolution of project non-conformities.
  • Interface with Plant production and maintenance customers, engineers, and suppliers.
  • Provide training on new equipment or modifications to plant engineering, maintenance, and operations.
  • Provide automation technical support for troubleshooting plant equipment breakdowns if necessary.
  • Coordination of engineering project deliverables from all engineering contributors on the project team.
  • Supplying engineering estimates including equipment, installation labor, design and startup engineering, travel, and managing project cost evolution.
  • Creation and management of project schedule including design engineering, procurement, installation, startup, and qualification activities.
  • Equipment procurement including specifications for RFQ process, purchase order, tracking supplier progress and managing equipment acceptance at the supplier.
  • Contributing to equipment safety and ergonomic risk assessment evaluation with the receiving plant.
  • Organizing on-site equipment reception, installation, startup, ramp-up including managing customer acceptance criteria with the receiving plant. Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, or Associate's Degree with equivalent technical experience .
    • Preferred 5+ years of automation engineering experience.
    • Preferred 2+ years of engineering project management experience.
    • Experienced with electrical and controls design technologies (Rockwell ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC, PanelView). Experience with Siemens PLC control systems beneficial.
    • Design software includes AutoCAD, DraftSight, and SEE Electrical.
    • AGV or ASRS project management, installation, and commissioning experience a plus.
    • Robotic experience is preferred, but not required. Specific experience with Fanuc or Yaskawa robots is a plus.
    • Experience with TeamCenter PLM software a plus.
    • Well organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Solid teamwork, communication, and planning skills required.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence and resolve issues.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint).
    • Language skills in French and Spanish would be beneficial. Additional Information
      • This position requires travel up to 30%, including domestic and some international (primarily North America, perhaps South America).

Keywords: SEGULA Technologies, Greenville , Automation Engineer, Engineering , Greenville, South Carolina

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