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Electrical Engineer

Dallas, Texas
Automation Engineer- Dallas TX 
Solid company, stable history, great outlook.

Job Description

The Automation Engineer is responsible for the site automation, training, troubleshooting major failures, software back-up, research, development, improvement and testing of electrical/electronic components, equipment and systems. The position works closely with production and maintenance personnel, as well as management to ensure continuous operation and continuous improvement of equipment and processes.

Qualifications

 
Requirements: • BS in Electronics, Networking, Automation or Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience required; heavy industrial or steel industry preferred • 5 years’ experience required; Steel Industry preferred • Strong knowledge of AC/DC controls and motors • Ability to oversee electrical products, equipment, systems, etc. including elements of design, implementation, maintenance, and operational and safety standards • Prior experience in programming PLCs • Solid understanding of computer programming and software development • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests • Must be comfortable using MS Office, SAP, IBA and CAD Desired Skills: • Advanced programming experience on the following platforms: • GE innovation series controllers • Toshiba NV controllers • RX3i controllers • GE Genius Block I/O networks • IBA Analytical tools • Commission systems • Solid understanding of computer programming and software development • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests • Creative thinking skills • Detail-oriented personality • Excellent manual dexterity • Ability to communicate well to other members of the development team Desired technical knowledge: • A/C Motor tuning • A/C High and Medium voltage GE and ABB drives • GE Cimplicity, HMI software • Proficy Historian • Computer networking • Cisco switching/router configuration • Advanced hydraulic understanding Principal Accountabilities: • Collect, analyze, and report asset performance and work with teams to implement methods to improve performance and sustain existing efficiencies. • Develop solutions and provide recommendations for major equipment modifications, renovations, installations, additions, and replacements to facilitate continuous improvement. • Support planning and scheduling standard processes to effectively execute all down-days and outages. • Identify critical equipment spares, material, component needs, and coordinate with maintenance, procurement, and stores to identify re-order processes/quantities to minimize downtime by using Reliability Centered Maintenance methodologies. • Participate in Failure Analysis on maintenance issues. • Assist with Annual Action Planning process. • Improve equipment reliability using Predictive Technologies (PdM). • Participate in continuous improvement projects using QIS, Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizens, and other continuous improvement tools.
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