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Senior Controls Engineer - Nashville, TN

Job ID: JRAP21249
Date Posted: Jan 7, 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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Description

As a Senior Controls Engineer, you will utilize your technical electrical design & programming expertise to create custom industrial automation systems.  As a member of a project team you’ll work alongside our Applications, Mechanical and Skilled Trades to design, build, program, and deploy custom automated equipment and solutions for every application, process, and industry.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year College/University in related engineering field or equivalent experience.   
  • 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.

Skills You’ll Have:

  • Design software packages utilizing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC - Rockwell), and/or Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI) 
  • Experience with machine vision applications (Cognex, Keyance, etc.) 
  • Robot programming: ABB, Fanuc, Kuka.   
  • Machine commissioning, and troubleshooting skills
  • Servo/Inverter applications – coordinated drives
  • Ability to generate architecture, network and safety plans
  • 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, 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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