Automation Controls Systems Engineer
Lift, Inc. is Central Pennsylvania’s exclusive material handling dealer for Toyota and Crown Forklift Trucks. We are a full-service material handling supplier; specializing in equipment sales and service, warehouse products, and fleet management. Starting as a forklift service company, we have evolved into a trusted partner for our warehousing and distribution customers across Central Pennsylvania.
LIFT, INC. OFFERS AN EXCELLENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFIT PLAN INCLUDING:
100% Employee Owned Company
Medical, dental and vision insurance plans
100% company paid short term and long-term disability coverage
401(k) Plan with company match
Company paid life insurance with optional additional coverage
Paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)
Professional work environment
Automation Controls System Engineer
We have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Controls System Engineer to travel throughout the Lift, Inc. territory. The Automation Controls System Engineer will provide Subject Matter Expertise for Technical Controls support to all lines of the Automation Support business unit. Technical Support includes focusing on maintaining, troubleshooting, and modifying material handling control systems equipment to ensure operational performance of material handling equipment such as conveyors, sortation systems, ASRS, scanners, cameras, print and apply systems, devices, and programs. The Automation Controls System Engineer must be familiar with a wide variety of the field’s concepts and be available on an as needed basis to address customer Controls Systems Support Services concerns at customer sites. The Automation Controls System Engineer serves in the Mentor capacity for all technicians in the Automation Support Business Unit.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides Subject Matter Expertise as a Technical Controls Systems expert for the maintenance, troubleshooting, and modification of software programs and devices for material handling control systems, including PLC/PC controllers and industrial networks such as Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems.
Provides Subject Matter Expertise as a Technical Controls System Resource for all controls system operational issues, training, or projects. Provides support during normal working hours and after hours as needed
Develops curriculum, leads, and provides all Control Systems training for Automation Support Technicians. Identifies and schedules all OEM Vendor related Controls System training.
Partners with equipment vendors and parts suppliers to plan and coordinate new technology installations or modifications. Provides on-site guidance to ensure specifications are adhered by services technicians.
Performs customer Asset Condition Assessments including creating reports for PSS Representatives, Customers and Automation Support Leadership
Communicates technical issues and project timelines with the Automation Directors.
Provides all necessary reports or Metrics on Controls System Services and research to Automation Directors as needed.
Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Works with customers to make recommendations for Safety Compliance Improvements
Serves as the Controls and Electrical Systems Representative on the Safety Committee.
Performs other work as directed.
A combination of a Minimum 5 years of related experience and/or formal training in Automation System Controls System Maintenance, Mechatronics or related Technology.
Experience with means to identify, maintain, and troubleshoot AB RS LOGIX 500/5000 PLC's, SCADA systems, along with PLC Programs, Robotics systems, HMI, and control network components including motor controls.
Requires a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in a Distribution Center or Manufacturing Environment
Journeyman level experience with 480V 3-Phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems.
Project management experience with the installation and modification of new or existing equipment.
Ability to interpret and modify electrical or PLC logic schematics with tracked changes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Strong Customer Service skills.
Ability to effectively present information.
Certification in Rockwell Automation and Siemens Mechatronics
Knowledge of AutoCAD
Advanced Knowledge of CMMS Systems
Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
Must be able to lift or exert force up to 50 pounds.
Wearing steel or composite toe shoes or boots during work hours as needed
Ability to work in wet or humid conditions as well as extreme cold or heat as needed.