Lead automation activities for all manufacturing lines within the company and ensure that the Automation/Controls engineering activities meet the company's objectives. Manage the automation systems and help with control system design, specification, and commissioning.   

The role includes developing and improving new and existing equipment used in the manufacturing process. It will also include upgrading existing equipment where the control system has become obsolete.  

Essential Functions 

  • Must be a hands-on engineer to install new equipment throughout the plant.  
  • Project management of Automation projects ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within specification, and within budget  
  • Project management of external automation companies   
  • The position will be responsible for control system design, specification, programming, testing, and start up assistance  
  • Implement code changes under change control  
  • Investigate and provide technical advice and support to production, maintenance, and other engineering disciplines   
  • Support operations with technical queries  
  • Partner with different disciplines to deliver projects   
  • Development of machine design control systems including servo motion and high-speed device integration  
  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance, new project implementation, and system reliability for all plant automation systems  
  • Responsible for support of automation data collection and reporting systems, network systems, and automation system security  
  • Responsible to stay abreast of new technologies to avoid equipment obsolescence  
  • Develop new production efficiencies, design and install systems and equipment to achieve the efficiencies  
  • Serve as a resource that removes barriers and helps maintenance and production excel in all aspects of process improvement and variation reduction  
  • Completes training by supervisor. 
  • Complies with all safety and company policies and procedures. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Strong communicator with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Strong and effective problem-solving skills. 
  • Methodical and detail-oriented in your approach to planning, experimentation, and analysis. 
  • Strong initiative, biased toward action, high integrity, with drive to hit project deadlines. 
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. 

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing/Controls Engineering, or Computer Science.   
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working with automated control systems within a high-volume manufacturing operation.  
  • Must have extensive experience in PLC’s, HMI’s, and SCADA  
  • Control systems and related, including:  
  • Siemens: S5 & S7  
  • Allen Bradly: Controllogix, RsView, Factory Talk SE/ME, Rockwell Historians, Rockwell Vantagepoint  
  • Wonderware  
  • SQL  
  • C/C++  
  • Servos, VFD’s, and related.  
  • Project management, process engineering, system specification, costing, commissioning, maintenance, commissioning schedules, tracking of costs and extras, supervision of contractors, and spares management.  
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills  

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to interact effectively with employees and other individuals.  
  • Ability to function effectively with moderate to high levels of stress in a demanding and dynamic environment.   
  • Able to wear prescribed personal protective equipment and appropriate clothing.  
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.  
  • Effectively read, write, speak, and communicate in English fluently.  
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods. Ability to walk, bend, climb, crouch, lean, reach, and other physical movements as required to effectively and efficiently perform duties.  
  • Work in conditions typical of a manufacturing environment, including noise, extreme temperatures and humidity, odors, dust, etc.  
  • Effectively use a computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse, as well as commonly used and specialty software to complete necessary functions. 
  • Finger dexterity, visual acuity, discernment of sounds, color, and texture.  

Benefits of Working with Us:  We offer a professional but family-oriented culture. Our benefits package is comprehensive, including medical (80% of plan premiums covered) dental, and vision with no waiting period to enroll! 401k with up to 4% matching, life, and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, shopping discount program, employee assistance program, and Quarterly Bonus Program for all employees! 

About Us:  Headquartered in Vacaville, California, All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), has three state-of-the-art continuous-line manufacturing facilities including Vacaville, California, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Little Rock, Arkansas. AWIP is an innovator in the design, construction, and advancement of insulated metal panels and is strategically positioned to meet the growing energy, environmental, and economic challenges facing the North American building industry. AWIP provides its customers with a broad line of insulated wall and roof panels and a full range of complementary trims, accessories, and engineering services. 

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