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Plant Floor Systems (PFS) Project Engineer

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Job ID: JRAP21983
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industry & Distribution
Company Name: JR Automation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Remote: No

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As a Plant Floor Systems (PFS) Project Engineer, you will work with some of the most talented engineers in the automation industry.  In this unique opportunity, you will blend your Controls and IT experience to test, configure & commission communications and validate systems functionality between the automation equipment and customer manufacturing IT systems. This role will enable you to facilitate projects while integrating some of most state-of-the-art robotics, technology and software available.  The innovative solutions we work on offer diverse experiences that will strengthen your skills and challenge your abilities. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Implement and document controls systems for various types of automated equipment.  
  • Coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with build and electrical teams.  
  • Seek and initiate innovative technology-related improvements to drive value.  
  • Apply industry specific knowledge and experience to resolve engineering problems.  
  • Design controls equipment to meet customer requirements.  
  • Manage several on-going projects concurrently.  
  • Ensure equipment operates in accordance with the customer requirements as outlined in the approved specification.  
  • Ensure equipment is designed and programmed to specifications using standard techniques.  
  • Assist with the successful management of assigned projects as they relate to cost, quality, timing and customer satisfaction. 

Note: This list of responsibilities is not inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.  

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field OR Associates degree with 2+ years of related experience 
  • 5+ years of related experience 
  • 2+ years leading technical projects 
  • Experience with electrical systems, reading electrical prints, panel build and troubleshooting preferred. 
  • Basic knowledge and experience with Ethernet IP, Ethernet and Device Net Networks   

Skills You’ll Have:  

  • High understanding of electrical circuits, PLC's (Programmable Logic Controller), HMI's (Human Machine Interface) device communication networks (DNET, ENET) 
  • Knowledge to lead others and positively influence engineer's development and progression. 
  • Breadth 

Other Details:  

  • Travel up to 25% to customer sites & other JR locations 
  • Initiate and maintain extensive contacts with key engineers or other organizations. 
  • Lead teams and influence project direction and progress.  
  • Serve as a technical expert and mentor developing engineers. 

Company Overview:

At JR Automation, A Hitachi Group Company, our talented teams leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to provide our global customers with world-class automation equipment.  We transform processes & optimize operations with the solutions we design, build, program & deploy for nearly every industry.  Our people are the heart of our operations, and we believe unique skills and capabilities enable us to grow, collaborate and evolve.   

Join our team of 2,200+ at one of the 27 facilities around the globe.  We offer competitive pay, great benefits, apprenticeship programs, tuition reimbursement and training opportunities to develop your skills.      

Come Think. Solve. Create. With Us! 

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