Machine Saftety Engineer

Duluth, GA

Posted: 07/03/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 31142

Job Description

Needed immediately:  A Machine Safety Engineer in Duluth, GA (Atlanta, GA metro area).

  • ABET accredited bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or computer engineering is required. Professional registration is desired.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in power, automation, and information systems design for packaging and/or manufacturing systems with specific machine safety and guarding design responsibilities
  • Must be familiar with the design application of machine safety regulations including, OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA and EN/ISO standards and best practices. Must have hands-on design experience with machine risk assessments, functional safety analysis, SISTEMA design tools, machine safeguarding design, machine safety system validation and training. Must have experience with the implementation of machine safety relays, controllers and safety I/O from a variety of manufacturers. Must have hands-on experience validating machine safety functionality and circuit installations. Must have completed one of the following certifications: Functional Safety [TUV Rheinland] for Machinery Engineer, Functional Safety Engineer [TUV SUD], or Certified Machinery Safety Expert (CMSE) [TUV NORD].
  • Programming – Must be able to program from scratch, edit, document, test, and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs. Specific knowledge of the most current Rockwell Automation programming software for Rockwell Automation Control Logix and Compact Logix automation platforms and the Siemens S7 automation platform.
  • Information Systems – Must be familiar with database design and queries. Must understand various industry standards such as ISA 95 model for transferring information between the automation, MES, and business layers. Areas of knowledge include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, data collection, database warehousing, configuration changes and reporting, product count, reject and waste management, relay logic (single point control and monitoring of motors, temperature, and product flow), SCADA, Wonderware, SQL, Visual Basic, .net, SharePoint, etc.
  • Power – Experience with AC/DC drives and motors, low to medium voltage utilization, variable-frequency drives (VFD)/adjustable-frequency drives (AFD), variable speed drives, instrumentation and controls, NEC codes/guidelines, motor circuits, transformers, switchboards, motor control centers, main switches, lighting circuits, load control, 3/single phase power, power panel schedules, etc.
    Industrial Networks – Must have solid knowledge of industrial networks. Must be able to configure from scratch, edit, document, test, and troubleshoot common industrial networks including DeviceNet, ControlNet, EtherNet IP, ProfiNet, Profibus and I/O Link.
    Industrial Control Devices – Solid knowledge of devices commonly used in the industrial automation field which include solenoid valves, pneumatic systems, relays, motor starters, variable frequency drives (VFDs), photo eyes, motors, pushbuttons, safety switches, pressure transmitters, flow meters, temperature sensors, disconnect switches, safety devices, and the like.
  • Design – Must be familiar with the design process and in particular with designing electrical and automation systems. Knowledgeable in creating and interpreting control panel layouts, bill of materials, schematic drawings, specifications, installation drawings and packages, conduit and conductor schedules, riser diagrams, lighting plans, etc. Skilled at performing critical design calculations. Must be capable of reviewing design to ensure compliance with national and local codes, client specifications, safety regulations, Polytron’s design standards, and quality requirements.
  • Procurement – Must be familiar with the procurement process and developing request for proposal packages including scope of work, schedules, specifications, requirements, terms and conditions, and other related documents. Must be familiar with writing purchase orders, as well as overseeing and managing contracts with equipment suppliers, component suppliers, and installation contractors. Must be able to interface with accounting to ensure that project accounting information is correct
  • Project Delivery – Must be familiar with and experienced in project delivery methodology. Must be capable of leading or performing any or all phases of the project delivery methodology. The phases of the project delivery methodology include Feasibility, Conceptual, Definition, Design, Installation, and CQV.


Job Details:
  • Develop functional design specifications and logic narratives describing systems and features.
  • Develop system architecture including PACs / PLCs, networks, HMIs, servers, etc.
  • Develop PAC / PLC and HMI programs based on functional design specifications or logic narratives and in alignment with programming standards required for each project.
  • Deploy systems at client sites and interact with clients at various levels to ensure project success.
  • Direct the design efforts for control panel fabrication packages and system installation packages.
  • Lead and direct the activities of internal and external project resources to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Ensure work products are technically sound and meet clients’ requirements.
  • Manage project scope, budget, and schedule to meet commitments made to clients and for profitability.
  • Develop relationships with clients while executing project work.
  • Hold progress meetings with project teams, clients, and vendors at Polytron’s office, client facilities, or vendor facilities.
  • Lead and manage field activities during installation and start-up phases at client sites.
  • Capable and willing to perform tasks that are required for projects to be successful. These tasks include programming, design, installation, start-up support, as-builts, client follow-up, vendor follow-up, and procurement.
  • Develop skill sets and coach internal project resources while executing projects.
  • Drive internal processes and system improvements in the operations area. Specifically, attend training and receive mentoring on all aspects of machine safety risk assessment, design and validation and including but not limited to:
  • Specification knowledge and application; OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, RIA and EN/ISO standards and best practices.
  • SISTEMA machine safety design software
  • Safety controller design, programming, and application
  • Safety relay design and application
  • Safety I/O application
  • Safety functional specification development
  • Safety system performance validation


Meet Your Recruiter

Christy Loudermilk
Account Manager

Originally from Alabama, Christy moved to the Atlanta metro area as a teenager. Prior to starting her career in recruiting, she owned several of her own companies in the service industry. This experience helped by teaching her the balance between sales and “taking care of the client”. Christy entered the staffing industry in 2005 on the administrative side of the business. In 2008, she operated as a full-desk recruiter and was convinced this was to be her future career. She came aboard at Selectek in 2018 and couldn’t be happier with that decision! After a decade of working in both recruiting and sales, she is now solely on the account management side. Christy fully enjoys the long-term relationships she builds with her clients and assisting with the client-employee connection is her passion. When Christy is not in the office and as a lover of music, she can be found at just about any concert venue around town. She loves adventure, is an avid traveler, and explores new places each year with her family.

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