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Automation Engineer

Company: Schreiber Foods
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to provide productivity, quality, and capacity improvements within an automated dairy manufacturing environment through control systems optimization, maintenance automation training, production support, and execution of capital projects. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that engineering and safety standards are followed, evaluating and applying new and emerging technologies, and leveraging an external view to obtain superior business results.--This position is located at our plant in Grand Rapids, MI.What you'll do:Execute Electrical, Instrumentation, and controls (IEC) projects against commitments (cost, schedule, and performance) while adhering to Schreiber's Enterprise Project Management (EPM) principlesManage and oversee performance of electrical and engineering contractorsImprove production efficiency and uptime through identification and implementation of controls optimization opportunitiesProactively monitor and maintain plant control systems including: network health, controller functionality, obsolesce managementEstablish and maintain electrical, automation, and controls related standardsCoach and train plant maintenance team members on electrical automation topicsWhat you will need to succeed:Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field3+ years of experience with electrical control system programming, electrical system design, power distribution, project management, and equipment installations.Skills: (Describe any special skill and/or competency requirements applicable to this position.)Relevant industrial co-op/intern or other experience.Fundamental knowledge and familiarity of NEC, NFPA70E, and electrical theory.Proven ability in finding issues, conceptualizing practical solutions, implementing through to completion.Proficiency with reading and understanding electrical drawings.Proficiency and aptitude with computer and automation programming.Effective communication skills with the ability to discuss technical issues in a business environment.Experience in creating flow charts, construction drawings, or other graphical methods to communicate intent to internal and external audiences.The ability to be effective working in a cross-functional team environment.Willing and able to occasionally work and be on call during non-typical hours (e.g. nights, holidays, and weekends).Preferred Qualifications10+ years of experience with electrical control system programming, electrical system design, power distribution, project management, and equipment installations.Experience with dairy processing and packaging applicationsProgramming experience with Rockwell Logix 5000 PLCs, motion control, Panelview HMIs, and GE Ifix.Proven leadership experience in a manufacturing environmentExpertise across multiple technologies and ability to effectively provide project work direction to a broad range of team members.

Keywords: Schreiber Foods, Grand Rapids , Automation Engineer, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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