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Project Engineer - PFS

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Job ID: JRA21193
Date Posted: Jan 28, 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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Position Title: Plant Floor Systems (PFS)/Controls Project Engineer 


The PFS Controls Project Engineer is a hybrid Controls/IT position in which the Controls Project Engineer designs, integrates and tests systems in Esys Automation’s facility and then integrates in a client’s manufacturing environment and IT Systems. The PFS Controls Engineer works with Esys’ Plant Floor Systems Project Lead to understand requirements for both Greenfield and Brownfield projects and implements appropriate engineering designs. This position is responsible for performing field checks, hardware, software and network designs utilizing customer supplied templates, configuring and commissioning communications and validating system functionality. Typical technologies include Ethernet, Ethernet IP, PLCs (programmable logic controller), HMI (human-machine interface) software and PCs.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develops and designs controls hardware, network and communications drawings
  • Develops and designs the controls software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI) as well as customer developed Plant Floor System configurations
  • Examines and understands customer-supplied specifications to ensure the functionality of the equipment meets these specifications
  • Ensures the equipment being started up and commissioned operates in accordance with the customer requirements as outlined in the approved specification
  • Programs controls equipment and integrates systems per the customer specifications and with emphasis on both consuming and producing data
  • Assists with checking design and details for proper functionality of both his/her work and the work of other engineers
  • Provides timely, required service documentation relating to all functions performed
  • Provides technical support and training to the end-user at the customer facility
  • Ensures that Esys products and services continue to be the benchmark within the industry
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Esys Core Beliefs
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safe work practices while on Esys or the customer’s premises
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills You’ll Have:

  • Intermediate understanding of electrical circuits, PLC's (Programmable Logic Controller), HMI's (Human Machine Interface) device communication networks (DNET, ENET)
  • Basic knowledge of IT systems such as servers, communications and databases.
  • Ability to successfully work cross-organizationally
  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, as well as Google Applications (such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs)
  • Ability to work onsite within the Esys offices or at customer locations as required
  • Ability to meet deadlines without endangering the safety of himself/herself or others, or the integrity of the equipment
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers, and maintain a positive working relationship, which at times may be under difficult circumstances and/or high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work well in both independent and team settings

What You’ll Bring:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or Technical Diploma that includes three years of college-level study
  • 3+ years of experience designing software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • 5+ years of experience with Ethernet IP, Ethernet and Device Net Networks


  • Travel to customers is required and includes extended travel depending on project and resource requirements
  • Travel to other Esys locations may also be required
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