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Automation Engineer

  • All Weather Insulated Panels
  • Vacaville, CA, USA
  • Aug 02, 2020
Manufacturing

Job Description

Job Description

About the Position:

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.

 

Benefits of Working With Us:

We offer a casual atmosphere and family oriented culture. Our benefits package is comprehensive including medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, shopping discount program, employee assistance program, and more! We even buy lunch for our plant employees through our meal card vending program! Sound good to you? Come join our team!

 

About Us: 

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), has two state of the art continuous line manufacturing facilities including Vacaville, California 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.


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 system and equipment to achieve the efficiencies
  • Serve as a resource that removes barriers and help maintenance and production excel in all aspects of process improvement and variation reduction

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor 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, 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 of time. 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, mouse, as well as commonly used and specialty software to complete necessary functions.
  • Finger dexterity, visual acuity, discernment of sounds, color, and texture.
  • Must be able to use tools, equipment, machinery, etc.
  • Must be reliable and dependable.
  • Must have the physical and mental ability to drive a standard forklift successfully. AWIP will certify.
  • Ability to travel by automobile, airplane, and other modes of economy class public transportation are required.

 

Working Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, dusty conditions, high noise environments, chemicals used in the process, and extreme temperatures. The facility is an industrial manufacturing plant.

 

AWIP is a drug free workplace.

Company Description

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), has two state of the art continuous line manufacturing facilities including Vacaville, CA and Little Rock, AR. 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.

Benefits of Working With Us:
We offer a casual atmosphere and family oriented culture. Our benefits package is comprehensive including medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, shopping discount program, employee assistance program, and more! We even buy lunch for our plant employees through our meal card vending program! Sound good to you? Come join our team!