Automation Engineer (Manufacturing) job in Detroit, MI | JS

Automation Engineer (Manufacturing)
JSPDetroit, MI4 days ago
Description:
JSP is a leading global manufacturer of expanded polypropylene and polyethylene foam products. Our products are used in many automotive, packaging, construction, sport and consumer applications.
We are looking for a qualified Automation Engineer to work out of our Detroit office. Our Automation Engineers have the responsibility for automation and electrical/power initiatives and manufacturing information systems within the JSP’s Americas facilities. These initiatives are in support of improving manufacturing processes and operational efficiencies and providing reports and information for manufacturing facilities.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Perform hands-on design, installation, programming, maintenance and troubleshooting of new and existing electrical and instrumentation systems

  • Programming and troubleshooting on automation systems, process control systems

  • Develop Process Optimization and Automation systems related to Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Systematically evaluate process design, process control and operation and identify the root causes for variability and sub-optimal performance

  • Generate ideas for improvement projects, including measurement of benefits and development of project cost/benefit analyses

  • Devising new approaches to problems, preparing or modifying drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs, and monitoring work for compliance to applicable codes

  • Work closely with end users to train personnel on the effective use of the systems

  • Identify the process improvement opportunities using existing and new processes, and initialize, coordinate projects

  • Implement, integrate and deploy improvements such as performance/process monitoring tools, advanced process control schemes, data collection and reporting

. Requirements:
Preferred candidates will possess the following:

  • BS in Engineering

  • 3+ years in a manufacturing environment

  • 3+ years automation experience with Rockwell and Siemens PLC programming environments

  • 3+ years experience with database applications, specifically SQL, MSSQL and MySQL

  • 2+ years experience with TCP/IP networking and network technologies

  • Experience with HMI/SCADA Development Inductive Automation Ignition

  • Experience and practical knowledge in industry instrumentation, equipment and electrical systems, measurement technology, and field instrumentation design and application in process industry

  • Knowledge in communication technology and protocols (Ethernet/IP, OPC, Modbus, Modbus/TCP, DeviceNet, MQTT, etc.)

  • Strong hands on background and demonstrated ability to provide practical technical skills for design and integration of control systems (hardware and software)


Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and demonstrated experience in the following areas:

  • Industry instrumentation, equipment and electrical systems, measurement technology, and field instrumentation design and application in process industry

  • Familiarity with VFD drive/Servo technology including Yaskawa and Rockwell

  • Python

  • HTML, Java, JavaScript, ASP.Net, Classic ASP


JSP offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available on date of hire

  • 401k with 2 for 1 employer match

  • Tuition reimbursement


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