Electrical Controls Engineer

US-OH-Dunbridge
ID
2017-1615

Overview

The Electrical Controls Engineer is responsible for servicing machines, troubleshooting electrical control systems, performing general preventative maintenance, modifying and maintaining equipment control programs, managing electrical and electronic control systems projects, and installation and repair of production equipment, facility and auxiliary systems.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, perform and coordinate machine preventative maintenance and repairs based on machine operation and condition. Identify equipment requiring periodic maintenance and help develop and maintain schedules for maintenance intervals.
  • Trouble-shoot using electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and general machine repair skills. Utilize standard test equipment to identify equipment problems and determine problem resolution.
  • Interact with production and operations associates to determine machine issues and resolution action plans. Set priorities based on production needs.
  • Account for and record parts and supplies used for repairs of equipment and plant facilities. Develop, organize and maintain plant electrical spares inventory.  Develop electrical parts standards where possible.
  • Develop B-O-Ms for electrical jobs performed in the plant. Make purchases of electrical supplies and parts, working with equipment vendors and plant purchasing associates.
  • Identify, propose, & manage electrical and electronic control systems projects for implementation within the plant.
  • Develop and maintain plant electrical system documentation.
  • Keep plant electrical test equipment in proper working condition. Identify needed test equipment and proper procedures for use.
  • Design and build new electrical control equipment, as well as modify existing equipment according to defined mechanical, electrical and process specifications.
  • Keep abreast of new electrical control technologies.
  • Be available for off-shift technical support to production lines
  • Develop and conduct technical training for other plant associates.
  • Follow all plant electrical safety rules, including Arc Flash NFPA 70E regulations and procedures, and exhibit proper use of all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this position as indicated on the Job Assessment for PPE form. Understand and follow all Arc Flash PPE labeling and documentation one-lines developed as part of the plant Arc Flash Analysis.  Be involved in generating and maintaining AF-70E analysis data for new or modified equipment.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Manager of Electrical Engineering.

 

PBE Teamwork Commitments:

  • Models company mission and values and adherence to policies every day.
  • Demonstrates respect, fairness, and care/concern to all internal and external customers; treats all, regardless of abilities, personality, or behaviors, with kindness and courtesy.
  • Continuously fosters a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Builds mutual respect, trust, and commitment through professional interpersonal skills. Says what needs to be said, actively listens, admits mistakes, and represents what is in PBE’s best interest
  • Is approachable day in and day out.
  • Responsible for end results within the scope of the position rather than passing blame or responsibility to others.
  • Views him-/herself critically in a constructive manner and seeks assistance if needed so that continuous improvement can occur. Willing to change.
  • Responds to help requests positively and professionally.
  • Ensures that adequate tools to do the job are available.
  • Supports the PEAK Program, most specifically TPM initiatives.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Read, develop and interpret technical documents and drawings (operating/maintenance instructions, electrical drawings and schematics, programs, procedure manuals).
  • Fill out routine reports and communicate effectively. Make electrical print updates and corrections, and submit for approval and engineering updates.
  • Understand and apply engineering principles as it applies to electrical control disciplines.
  • Develop and manage plant electrical projects.
  • Utilize common sense to understand and carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions. Give proper feedback as to when instructions are not clear.
  • Operate, utilize, and maintain a personal computer for electrical troubleshooting, programming, configuring, and general maintenance of electrical control equipment.
  • Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Develop and maintain plant electrical safety procedures.
  • Understand and follow NEC/NFPA/OSHA code regulations as it pertains to the plant facility and equipment.
  • Attend technical training seminars and courses related to controls equipment used in the plant.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Electrical Control Engineering or related field (Bachelor Degree preferred).
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs or PACs) designed by Rockwell Automation (RA or Allen Bradley (AB)). Specifically Micrologix, SLC, & Controllogix processor families. Ability to develop logic programs, troubleshoot and modify existing programs, and design control systems using PLCs as the main control component.
  • Experience and understanding of Motion Control Systems, including AC & DC Drives & Motors, Servo Drives & Motors, and all related components of a motion control system. Specifically well versed in the RA Controllogix motion control systems using Kinetix 6XXX & 5XXX Servo Systems, Powerflex 70/7XX & 5XX AC Drives, and standard closed loop motor drive control systems controlled by MLX/SLC and Controllogix PLCs is desired.
  • Knowledge of industrial control networks used in automation. Specifically RA networks implemented as part of PLC & motion control systems including: Remote IO, Data Highway +, DH-485, DeviceNet, SERCOS, ControlNet, Ethernet I/P, SynchLink is preferred.
  • Experience in designing, understanding, and troubleshooting control systems used in manufacturing. Includes analog and digital control via PLC as well as discrete controllers.  Specific application experience with closed loop motor drive controls, temperature control systems, and tension unwind control systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge required of AutoCAD to design and maintain electrical documentation for existing equipment and new projects. Also knowledge of doing panel layout and conduit system design & documentation using AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Experience required in operating automation programming software used in developing and maintaining RA automation control systems. Specific experience with RSLogix 5/500/5000,  RSLinx, RSNetworx, Factorytalk View Studio, Panelbuilder 32 is desired.
  • Experience developing & maintaining Panelview & Panelview Plus HMI applications. Experience operating both Panelbuilder 32 & FactoryTalk View Studio software is preferred.
  • Experience & understanding in the setup, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of various automation and control systems including: Programmable Limit Switch (PLS), inductive and photo-optic sensors, ultrasonic bonding equipment, and vision inspection systems is desired.
  • Experience required in the operation of personal computers including basic Microsoft Office. Experience with PC hardware troubleshooting, Windows based operating systems, and general knowledge of PC networking desired.
  • A minimum of 3 years electrical experience in a manufacturing environment.

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