Automation Engineer in Twin Falls ID

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Experis, a Manpower Group Company
Automation Engineer
Job ID: 
Twin Falls ID
Not Specified
Yes - Relocation Assistance Available
Job Types:
Manufacturing/Mechanical Engr., Process Engineer, Reliability
Employment Type:
Full Time

Major responsibilities:

  • Acts as a technical resource to the plants and engineering group to support and deliver technical services and Controls Automation solutions to resolve manufacturing issues and improve operational performance.
  • Understands both Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Windows-based PC’s and VM’s and industrial network architectures and how to effectively apply these technologies to a dairy manufacturing environment.
  • Actively collaborates as a team member in a high-performance cross-functional work team environment, including plant and regional manufacturing technical resources, engineering and IT.
  • Acts as a leader to support and drive OT standards adoption and implementation across the manufacturing enterprise.

Essential Duties (other duties as assigned):

  • Provide first-class technical support to the manufacturing enterprise, supporting plant operations and personnel to ensure a safety-first environment that delivers value to our producers and the highest quality products to our customers.
  • Understands and has experience in manufacturing processes in industrial plants (preferably Food and Beverage), electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery.
  • Develops, plans, and executes technical solutions including equipment bills of materials, scope of work, estimates, participate in proposal review, and provide timely status updates.
  • Provide leadership in knowledge transfer and implementation of approved standards and practices for IT/OT systems, including network implementation, PLC’s and field devices, and IT systems.
  • Lead troubleshooting and root cause analysis to effectively resolve issues and deliver sustainable solutions in collaboration with plant technical peers.
  • Facilitate and support the numerous manufacturing process and control systems within Operations, collaborating with Engineering, IT, Operations and Corporate management, and vendor resources.
  • Provide production support and maintenance for enterprise systems including: Environmental Health & Safety, OEE, and Plant Key Performance Metrics, Process Controls and Automation, reporting and analytics systems for Operations, and others as directed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Track record of strong people collaboration and cross-functional team engagement.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong, effective team relationships with multiple organizational levels across manufacturing sites and corporate.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including documentation standards.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and see projects through completion.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in systems integration, managing manufacturing process control applications, supporting software and databases, support, and ongoing process improvement efforts.
  • 2+ years of experience supporting manufacturing process controls networks, infrastructure, and security systems.
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills with electrical and controls systems and associated programming
  • Experience in developing PLC and HMI solutions (AllenBradley / FactoryTalk preferable), and specifying hardware and software for controls and automation projects.
  • Experience with controls power distribution layouts, panel layouts, hardware specification.
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