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Senior Automation & Controls Engineer

Company: TARGAN Inc.
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Position Summary:The Automation and Controls Engineer will play a key role in the realization of automated equipment at TARGAN. This position will be hands-on; requiring the Engineer to program, debug, troubleshoot said equipment with the goal of putting machinery into customer facilities.Key Job Responsibilities:Programming of modern PLC/PAC devices using IEC61131-3 compliant languagesIntegration of I/O systems using industrial automation fieldbus protocols such as EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, IO-Link, etc.Integration of Variable Frequency Drives, machine vision, safety, and other pieces of equipment using the above protocolsIncorporate sensors for detection, flow, pressure, etc. into the machine program using I/O systems utilizing the above protocolsBasic HMI touchscreen interfaces and their interaction with PLC/PACsBasic understanding of schematic diagrams of electrical systemsTroubleshoot equipment using electrical multi-meters and other testing devicesWork as part of a cross-functional team including Engineers and Scientists to create the desired product outcomesParticipate as an active member of cross-functional teams; provide and receive constructive inputAbility to be given direction and work independently for periods of time to achieve desired outcomesRequirements:Proficiency in programming industrial equipment using at least 1 of the IEC61131-3 compliant languagesLadder logic (AB, Siemens, Codesys, etc.)Structured Text (AB, Codesys, etc.) - at a minimum ability to understand and/or learnFunction block / AOICodesys programming (Schneider, Wago, etc.) is highly desirableMachine Interface design using a vendor package such as AB, Schneider, and othersInteraction with PLC/PAC via appropriate drivers and mapping of variablesCreation, troubleshooting, and modification of screens for use by service personnel, maintenance, etc.Must be able to program and interact with PLC/PACs daily including connection, modification, troubleshooting, etc.Setup and use of Ethernet protocols such as EtherCAT, Ethernet/IPUse of sensor-based protocols such as IO-LinkUnderstanding of different I/O technologies: discrete, analog, encoders, etc.Ideally a broad understanding of industrial machinery, associated sensors, transducers, etc.Ability to provide troubleshooting support both onsite at customer facilities, and remotely when necessaryEducation & Experience:Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science (or similar discipline)5-8 years of relevant experienceExperience in a biology, or animal health related field is a plusDesired Skills & Qualifications:Experience with basic linear motionBasic understanding of state machinesBackground in industrial panel designUse of a Parametric 3D package such as SolidWorksUtilization of CAE/CAD program such as AutoCAD ElectricalPI201700157

Keywords: TARGAN Inc., Cary , Senior Automation & Controls Engineer, Engineering , Morrisville, North Carolina

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