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Senior Controls Engineer, Process - Nashville, TN

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Job ID: JRA20837
Date Posted: Jun 2, 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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Senior Controls Engineer (Process Team)

Our Controls Engineering teams are made of talented engineers who enjoy thinking outside the box with their peers to solve practical problems with no standard solution. The projects we work on offer diverse experiences that strengthen and challenge individual and team skills, resulting in innovative solutions. We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking, and a general love for learning. Sound good? Come think, solve, and create with us!

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, implement and document controls systems (electrical, software, pneumatic, hydraulic) for various types of automated equipment
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up and machine validation with the appropriate build and electrical teams
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer and/or JR Automation's build specifications using standard techniques and approach
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment
  • Responsible for project deliverables as it relates to performance, timing and cost

Note:  This list of responsibilities is by no means inclusive; however, it is intended to be a guideline for activities.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Five+ years related experience/training and bachelor’s degree from a four-year College/University in related engineering field.
  • Willing to travel an average of 30%; domestic and international travel.
  • Five+ years’ experience with PLC's, HMI, Robot, AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and/or Vision Systems.
  • Solid experience with Rockwell, motion control, coordinated drives, and safety IO.
  • Hardware and software experience. 

Skills You’ll Have:

  • Exposure to industry, equivalent combination of education or experience
  • Rockwell PLCs – Safety Processors:
  • Servo/Inverter applications – coordinated drives
  • Hardware knowledge
  • Ability to generate architecture, network and safety plans
  • Vision Systems – (Cognex or Keyence)
  • Robots – (Fanuc or ABB)
  • Ignition or Database

Other Details:

  • Travel to customer sites & other JR locations up to 30% of time

Covid-19 Protocol: The health & safety of everyone at JR Automation is critical to our success. As an essential employee, you will work onsite at one of our facilities and follow the policies & practices in the JR Automation Covid-19 Safe Work Playbook. Social distancing, mask wearing and capacity limits are a few of the strategies we utilize.

Company Details:

At JR Automation, our team of experts leverage the latest technologies, innovative thinking, and decades of experience to meet the automation needs of our customers all over the world.  Founded in 1980, JR Automation now has over 2,000 employees at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia with over $600M in sales. 

We value creativity, assertiveness, quick thinking and a passion for technology.  Come think, solve, and create with us!

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