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Manufacturing Systems and Automation Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH127932
  • Location: USA, Mississippi, Jackson, MS
  • Sector: Facility Management, Mechanical Engineering, Built Environment
  • Salary: bonus + health care (100%) + relocation
  • Date posted: 06/07/2018
This vacancy has now expired.
The Manufacturing Systems Engineer will work as part of a team to design, install, monitor and develop manufacturing equipment and assembly lines in the factory. The Manufacturing systems engineer will also program and troubleshoot in structured text language using the IEC 1131-3 PLC programming structure and work to integrate the entire manufacturing process. This ranges from production to supply. The aim is to allow the maximum volume of high-quality product to be produced at the lowest cost and in the
shortest time.


designing, developing and installing plant control systems
 troubleshooting and programming using IEC 1131-3 PLC programming structure
 Provide full life-cycle support for PLC systems
 Update automation documentation (functional analysis, manuals,)
 Resolve day-to-day automation issues
 Translate user requirements in a functional design and technical concept
 liaising with designers, researchers and engineering consultants
 attending production meetings and forecasting production requirements
 calculating production costs that include equipment, time and labor
 deciding on the effective use of resources, e.g. raw materials, equipment and staff
 producing maintenance schedules
 testing systems are working correctly and identifying, investigating and repairing any system faults
 discussing and evaluating systems failures with the plant manager and non-technical personnel
 supervising the work of manufacturing engineers and maintenance staff
 overseeing the installation, repair and re-assembly of equipment
 demonstrating new and existing equipment to engineers, support staff and the plant manager
 investigating environmental hazards as well as conducting safety tests and removing potential hazards
 meeting with managers to discuss methods of improving the productivity of existing systems, taking into consideration the use of the latest technology
 sourcing new suppliers of industrial equipment
 testing, monitoring and evaluating new mechanical equipment
 establishing and implementing a quality culture within the manufacturing environment
 visiting other production sites.

 Master's degree or bachelor's degree with minimal 5 years experience (manufacturing systems engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, process technology)
 Must have knowledge of IEC 1131-3 PLC programming structure, direct experience with Structured text programming is a must.
 Experience programming Beckhoff Twin Cat 2 PLC's, Siemens S7-200, Omron PLC's is highly desired.
 Career focus on Machine design and control.
 Ability to reverse engineer code with zero documentation a must
 Problem solving skills
 Conceptual thinking ability. Can translate customer requirements into technical solutions
 Strong teamwork and communication skills to manage multiple/concurrent projects
 Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes and process control systems on site
 Very good communication skills on multiple levels (supervision, operators, maintenance, IT)
 Works independently and responsible without close supervision. Must be able to take full responsibility
 Knowledge of electrical and instrumentation equipment
 Basic IT skills (software, database, networking, operating systems, security/IP)
 Be able to quickly adapt to new technologies

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