Senior Automation Engineer

at Aerotek
Location Vernon Hills
Date Posted April 29, 2021
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Engineering
Job Type Not Specified

Description

**Position Summary:**The Senior Automation Engineer will interface with our extensive customer base and provide industry-leading processing solutions. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills and will bring expertise in automation tools with a commitment to customer focus, quality and innovation. This person will impact the organization by being a recognized leader and proactive problem solver, while showing the enthusiasm for the company. This position is based in Vernon Hills, IL. You might be travelling up to 35% of your time to customer sites in the U.S. and Canada for start-up/commissioning required.**Job Duties/Responsibilities:**+ Develop and track project program & engineering resource requirements including design, installation and commissioning tasks, budget control progress reports & forecasting.+ Work with account managers and customers to assess the customer requirements and thereby create cost effective quotations.+ Analyze, design, develop, and implement an automation solution including database, reports, HMI and PLC programs to meet project requirements.+ Configure control system including PLC and the HMI/SCADA system.+ Finalize automation options such as distributed I/O and/or control field bus networks, etc.+ Design, test and configure control panels, motor control centers, Ethernet networks, ASI networks, and pneumatic circuits, for automation systems.+ Development of electrical single line diagrams and schematics as required.+ Configure valve tops, variable frequency drives and motor starters.+ Ensure all automation designs implemented comply with UL508A, Code of Practice, Client Electrical Standards and any other regulatory requirements.+ Participating in design reviews and safety risk assessments.+ Manage automation activities on site for installation, commissioning and performance testing phases.+ Commission food processing automation systems.+ Conduct automation training for customers on the installed systems**Qualifications**+ Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related+ Minimum 5+ years of experience working with processing automation systems+ Proficient with FactoryTalk View SE (Site Edition) HMI development+ Experience leading large scale automation projects dealing with specifying and ordering control panels, MCC's and other controls HW/SW+ High proficiency with PLC and HMI programming and configuration+ Control Panel Design expeirence and experience developing single line diagrams+ Good level of design skill and troubleshooting capability of electrical (up to 600 VAC) and pneumatic systems+ Willingness to travel up to 35% to customer sites in the U.S. and Canada for start-up/commissioning required.+ Previous experience in the food or dairy industry preferred.+ Experience with Servers, Visual Basic, SQL databases, Virtual Machines & VMware preferred**Skills:**Allen-bradley, Automation, Project management, Programming, factorytalk, hmi programming, hmi development, commissioning, food industry, process engineering, voltage regulation, control panel, plc programming, plc troubleshooting**About Aerotek:**We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.