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Controls and Automation Engineer/Programmer

Company: Newlight Technologies Inc
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB SUMMARY The Automation Engineer-Programmer is responsible for designing, programming, and implementing process control solutions for Newlight---s production facility. This is a hands-on role that requires creativity in designing and implementing industrial automation solutions to support company needs. The Automation Engineer-Programmer will implement successful PLC and HMI automation projects and maintain current knowledge of process manufacturing field instrumentation. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Program control systems --- SCADA, PLC, HMI, Historian, Communications hardware, etc. Design, configure, and program HMI screens to support the overall control of the equipment and process, ensuring proper configuration is in place for PLC/HMI hardware to effectively communicate. Setup and startup of hardware and software for the PLC, HMI, variable frequency drives, control, and communications networks. Coordinate with management and automation team members regarding control system development, standards, and implementation. Work with production and process development team to capture data and develop custom automation systems suited to department needs. Participate in testing and commissioning of control systems. Ensure QA/QC process is established and implemented as related to the control system --- programming, implementation, and testing. Load, test and document control system programs and communication systems. Coordinate with sub-contractors and suppliers as related to control system supply, integration, implementation, and testing. Conduct end-user training. Work and communicate effectively with other disciplines, task leaders, and project managers. Identify technologies to be used for future applications and extensions of current architectures. QUALIFICATIONS 5 years of industrial automation programming or related work experience. Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or Computer Engineering or Associate Degree in Engineering or trade school program completion in relevant field. Ability to understand gas and chemical delivery for efficient control of dynamic systems to achieve a steady, consistent dosage. Understanding of industrial environments, engineering, and production processes. Experience with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradly, Modicon, Siemens, AutomationDirect, and Omron. Proven experience with any of the following HMI, or SCADA software packages AutomationDirect's C-More, Ignition SCADA by Inductive Automation, Wonderware, FactoryTalk View ME/SE, Vijeo Citect, Ci-Tech, etc. Experience with motor controls: electrical or drive type, VFD, VSD. Knowledge of process manufacturing field instrumentation, technology, and batch process manufacturing expertise in the following project phases: documentation, detailed design generation, implementation, systems integration, testing and on-site start-up. Experience preparing P&IDs, wiring schematics, network and control system architecture designs highly preferred. Proven track record in programming leadership as well as the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as providing detailed documentation upon project completion. Project management experience preferred. AutoCAD or other design software (Solidworks, Inventor, etc.) knowledge a plus. Excellent interpersonal skills. Self-starter and hands-on work style. Clear, professional, courteous oral and written communication skills. Newlight Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, status as a Veteran or other protected classification.

Keywords: Newlight Technologies Inc, Huntington Beach , Controls and Automation Engineer/Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Huntington Beach, California

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