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Automation Controls Engineer

ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. This global manufacturing company is seeking an experienced Automation Controls Engineer that is a subject matter expert and innovator. As a mid to senior-level engineer, the right candidate will be able to work autonomously and be able to mentor other engineers. This full-time position is located in Portland, Oregon.

Here are a few incentives:
  • Employee Health, Dental, and Vision
  • 401K Match, Profit Sharing, FSA, HAS and Education Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, Onsite Fitness Center and 10 Paid Holidays
  • Contribute to the design and development of effective controls systems
  • Collaborate to develop and implement solutions that advance manufacturing technology
  • Progress solutions to intricate systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), machine vision systems, sensors, motion control devices, robots, etc.
  • Create and uphold engineering standards
  • Lead technical activities with suppliers, system integrators, and internal customers
  • Contribute to quality systems using toolsets such as Lean, Design for Six Sigma, House of Quality, etc. to improve processes
  • Build a business case to explain technical recommendations
  • Coach and guide others regarding customer service; manage communications and opportunities with customers and recommend actions
  • Engage in and lead Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Prepare presentations to outside suppliers, system integrators, and leadership team with support from senior team members
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Controls Systems, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Equipment design for an industrial, high-volume production environment
  • Programming ladder logic PLCs, safety PLCs, and HMIs (Allen Bradley, Siemens, etc.)
  • Selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wiring and cabling, sensors, hardware (PLC, HMI, safety, remote I/O, etc.), motors and drives, motion controllers, etc.
  • Integrating vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, etc.), robots (Fanuc, etc.), and other devices into a custom-designed manufacturing cell
  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner
  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions
  • Proficiency documenting system schematics in CAD software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks)
  • Deep understanding of closed loop controls, instrumentation, process controls systems (PLC, HMI, SCADA, networking), panel design, safety codes and regulations (OSHA, ANSI, NEC, etc.)
  • Collaborative and effective team player able to work with global teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)
ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law.  The company will provide reasonable accommodations

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