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
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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