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Senior Automation Engineer

Birmingham, AL 35216

Posted: 01/19/2022 Job Number: 18416

Job Description

Selectek has an immediate need for a Senior Automation Engineer in the metro Birmingham area. This is a full-time opportunity with an estimated salary of $110,000 - $120,000.

Position may start as contract to direct, expected to be permanent within 6 months. You will be paid hourly and eligible for OT pay.

  • Able to utilize your technical electrical design and programming expertise to create custom industrial automation systems
  • Conduct the electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up and machine validation with the appropriate build and electrical teams
  • Design, implement, and document controls systems (electrical, software, pneumatic, hydraulic) for various types of automated equipment
  • Travel to customer sites for installation and startup of equipment
  • Ensure that equipment is designed and programmed to customer build specifications using standard techniques and approach
  • Responsible for project deliverables as it relates to performance, timing, and cost

Required (at least 5-10 years of experience):
  • Allen Bradley & Siemens PLC programming, configuring, commissioning, troubleshooting
  • Fanuc, ABB and/ OR KUKA Robot commissioning, configuring, programming
  • Legacy and current technologies control systems
  • Process control design, development, and troubleshooting
  • Networking configuration including - EtherNet/IP, ControlNet, and DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet
  • HMI programming and design
  • WonderWare Intouch / App Server / System Platform, FT View SE or ME
  • Safety PLC set up / Safety devices (Light curtains, area scanner) commissioning, configuration
  • Servo Controls set up, configuration, programming
  • Vision systems (Inspection systems, lasers, 3D, ultrasonic) – Cognex, Keyence, Banner, Turk, Omron
  • Bar code readers / scanners
  • Rockwell, motion control, coordinated drives, and safety IO
  • Machine commissioning, and troubleshooting skills
  • Servo/Inverter applications – coordinated drives
  • Generate architecture, network, electrical and safety plans

  • I/O Configuration experience, able to do commissioning side of controls projects.
  • Understand how Robots, PLC, Safety all come together
  • Omron, Mitsubishi plus but not required.

Job order details: Engineer will be working "locally" to the main office in the Birmingham area. Most of their travel is in the SE, primarily in AL. They are looking for a mentor-type Engineer, someone who has been in the field doing system integration. This client would like someone who can teach some of the more entry level engineers. 60% of their projects will involve Automotive clients and other 40% is a variety of manufacturing companies.

Sponsorship: No

Pay range: $52/hour - $60/hour + OT, paid expenses when traveling

Term of assignment: 6-month contract to direct OR Direct if necessary

Pay method when direct: Salary

Hours and shift: Monday – Friday day shift

Work from home/remote: No

Overtime expected: 5-10 Hours per week

Travel: Yes. 30-40% but mainly local to office (AL)

Work attire: Business Casual

Does the client require a background check/drug test? Yes

Does the client require a Covid vaccination?  No

Please contact Lizzie Johns at 470-203-0754 or Ljohns@selectek.com to see if you qualify for this opportunity.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lizzie Johns
Technical Recruiter

Lizzie is originally from a small town in South Georgia where she grew up on a farm. She then moved to the “big city” of Athens to attend The University of Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. The courses she took cultivated her desire to connect with people and help others. This path led her to a sales and recruiting job with a company in Atlanta that took her to Pittsburgh and then back to Atlanta. Although she enjoyed the competitiveness of sales, recruiting was her passion. For the next three years, Lizzie honed her recruiting skills while working for a light industrial/manufacturing staffing company in Marietta, GA.

Lizzie joined Selectek in March of 2021. She brought with her a cumulative of nearly 9 years of recruiting experience. Her strong background and knowledge of recruiting gave her a great base for learning the ins and outs of engineering and architecture.

In her spare time, Lizzie spends time with her dogs (Jax, Tuck, and Birdie) and cat (Luna). She also enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs football team and visiting local wineries. She enjoys going on trips with her husband, Philip, and playing in a competitive cornhole league with him.

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