Automation & Controls Engineer in Morgan Hill, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/19/2021

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Job Description

Automation & Controls Engineer

Our client has a competitive salary and offers a comprehensive benefits package.

As an Automation & Controls Engineer (reporting to Engineering Manager & CEO/President) in our Morgan Hill, CA facility you will assist Engineers in research & development and production support in the following areas:

  • Lead implementation of design standards for HMI, PLC, Automated Systems design and development for manufacturing equipment
  • Interface with production staff on Automation & Control related topics and issues
  • Lead or assist with projects and installations with regards to control systems for production equipment
  • Lead efforts in continuous process optimization (cycle time and uptime) of automated lines from controls perspective
  • Provide electrical engineering support to maintenance and sustaining teams in troubleshooting difficult equipment (hardware associated IO) failures
  • Generate, modify, and approve electrical schematics created in house or externally
  • Develop maintenance documentation, training programs, and lead this training in pertaining to automation systems
  • Establish test plans and control test plan execution
  • Lead efforts to implement corrective actions for breakdowns and chronic equipment failure
  • Assist in maintaining Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and ISO Compliance.

Additional requirements

  • 5+ years of experience with semi-automated & automated manufacturing equipment, power & control systems and test systems for product qualification and manufacturing
  • 1+ years of experience with process equipment development/process validation in accordance with ISO 13485 and FDA requirements
  • Knowledge in High Voltage AC Power (3 phase)
  • AC Control such as VFD & DC Speed Controls
  • PLC operation & programming experience (Allen-Bradley & Siemens PLC)
  • Hands-on experience building & debugging mechanical/electrical systems such as automation, motion control or manufacturing fixtures.
  • Control & power panel designs
  • Demonstrate strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
  • CAD Proficiency (Solidworks preferred)
  • Familiarity with machine safety applications, electrical power distribution and control panel design.
  • Be competent and familiar with robot programming and/or integration with external control systems
  • At least 5 years of experience managing at least 3 to 6 people (engineering team and/or technicians) 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or comparable degree required

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.