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Aftermarket Controls Engineer

Company: viastore SYSTEMS North America
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

THE JOB - Aftermarket Controls Engineer
Summary :This is an entry level position in the field of controls engineering with a focus on aftermarket retrofits and small projects. The role is to assist in the design and programming of control systems for conveyor and AS/RS material handling systems. The duties include assisting the project lead in designing the system electrically for the control panel and the field work, and commissioning and testing the system.
**This position is located in Grand Rapids, MI but is eligible for a hybrid remote schedule*
Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in designing controls hardware infrastructures using communication bus networks, such as but not limited to Ethernet/IP, AS-Interface, DeviceNET, and Profibus.
  • Assist in set-up of field devices such as motion control devices (VFDs, servos, etc.), barcode scanners, powered roller controllers and image readers.
  • PLC and HMI development using the Rockwell Automation programming suite.
  • Assist in the design/modification of control panels, creating panel layout drawings for quoting and/or constructing purposes, using AutoCAD-Electrical.
  • Assist in order entry functions for all control equipment from viastore business units or from outside vendors.
  • Participate in all site activities related to implementing the PLC program(s) including installation support, commissioning, testing, and stand by support.
  • Assist in support calls during project implementation until project is handed over to the Hotline Department.
  • Ability to communicate with internal groups of different disciplines.
  • Overtime may be necessary as the workload dictates. This may include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • Participate in company functions and meetings.
    Required QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Associates Degree in Technology, High School Diploma, or equivalent technical experience or degree.
  • 0-1 years in a technical field.
  • AutoCAD or equivalent software exposure
  • Employee is skilled in PC usage and associated software including Microsoft office (Word, Excel).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as functional specifications, technical specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Preferred Qualifications
  • Supply chain application experience.
  • The ability to read and speak German or Spanish.
    Travel Requirements:Ability to travel 25% to 60% per year.

Keywords: viastore SYSTEMS North America, Grand Rapids , Aftermarket Controls Engineer, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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