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Junior Controls Engineer (Grade 24/25) Job

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Louisville, KY, US

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 200 company established in 1905. PACCAR is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality commercial vehicles and engines.  PACCAR commercial vehicles are sold worldwide under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. PACCAR distributes aftermarket truck parts to its dealers through a worldwide network of Parts Distribution Centers.  Finance and leasing subsidiaries facilitate the sale of PACCAR products in many countries worldwide. PACCAR manufactures and markets industrial winches under the Braden, Carco and Gearmatic nameplates.  PACCAR maintains exceptionally high standards of quality for all of its products; they are well engineered, highly customized for specific applications and sell in the premium segments of their markets where they have a reputation for superior performance and pride of ownership.

Division Information

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of commercial vehicle parts and components sold under the Kenworth and Peterbilt brands.  For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company's truck divisions and PACCAR Parts distribution centers with high quality components, subassemblies, and specialized services.  Dynacraft has production facilities in Louisville, KY and McKinney, TX. 

Requisition Summary

This position will support the Senior Controls Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance and Operations teams at the Louisville, KY facility. The Jr. Controls Engineer reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and is responsible for support of the application, evaluation, development, project management, commissioning, and system management of manufacturing industrial automation, robotics, and control systems. The ideal candidate can communicate well and is experienced in Lean Manufacturing proactive in taking action and leading quality improvement initiatives. The candidate must be highly flexible and able to respond to support events originating both from inside the Manufacturing Engineering team and external to the team.  Fact-based decision making is a requirement for success.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and troubleshoot facility and manufacturing control systems consisting of PLCs, AC and DC drives, computer controls, and HMI interfaces as well as traditional contactor type controls and process instrumentation.
  • Design and implement improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of existing plant and manufacturing control systems and equipment.
  • Design control systems and prepare drawings, specifications, and scopes of work.
  • Write new or modify existing PLC programs and make system hardware recommendations to resolve operation problems, improve processes, and implement new project designs to support factory initiatives and continuous improvement.
  • Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems and maintain appropriate PLC and computer software/hardware information.
  • Interface with ITD and upper level computer system personnel to ensure proper application of computer controls and database instructions.
  • Provide electrical engineering, hardware design, systems integration, PLC programming, motion programming, HMI configuration, component specification, project management, and start-up and commissioning of capital projects.
  • Support and assist Maintenance personnel in troubleshooting, testing, modifying, and installing electrical equipment and control systems.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Knowledgeable in programming with Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation Software including ControlLogix/RSLogix 5000, SLC 500/RSLogix 500, EtherNet/IP Design and Configuration, RS View and PanelView and PanelBuilder 32.
  • Experience with ROS (Robotic Operating System) preferred.
  • Understanding of motion planning and sensor fusion strongly desired.
  • Experience with integration of YASKAWA and Fanuc Robotics Automation Systems preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of automated material conveyance systems utilizing VFD’s, PLC’s, and motion control components.
  • Strong aptitude with computers and learning new systems.
  • Familiarity and skill in utilizing Allen Bradley hardware and electronic components.
  • Experience with implementation of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) preferred.
  • Experience with implementation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products.
  • Manage multiple projects with the flexibility of adapting to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Education & Experience

  • A.S. or higher in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related area required.
  • B.S. in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related area preferred.
  • One to three years demonstrated experience gained through related assignments required.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

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