Factory Automation Engineer in Waterloo, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/3/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Waterloo, IA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

VOLT is hiring for a 3rd shift Factory Automation Engineer to work onsite for our customer John Deere located in Waterloo, IA in a contingent position forecasted for 1 year.  n this role you will:

  • Provide on-site shop floor support for production critical Factory Automation solutions and equipment that require quick response to guarantee uptime and productivity.
  • Be responsible for changes to control logic and software including, but not limited to: relay ladder logic, PLCs, HMIs, and PC based logic.
  • Provide electrical designs within applicable standards to build new, or modify existing, production machines and systems.
  • Create and maintain interfaces for communicating with shop-floor tools, PLC controls, SCADA, and MES systems
  • Work with Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, and Factory Automation Leads to ensure manufacturing and standardization goals are achieved.
  • Support off-shift maintenance to troubleshoot machines and systems which may include electrical and mechanical issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Controls, Computer, etc.)
  • A strong desire to solve problems and find solutions that drive a commitment to standardization while improving manufacturing processes and information flow
  • Basic understanding of PLC and computer programming, Structured Query Language (SQL), and the engineering tools associated
  • Basic understanding of electrical design and the codes, common practices, and engineering tools required
  • Basic understanding of MES solutions (SAP-MES, AMES, JDAAT, Wonderware, SepaSoft, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of Kepware or other OPC servers
  • Basic understanding of mistake proofing concepts
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interface with multiple groups

*This position is located in Waterloo, IA. Candidates must be able to relocate at their own expense and start onsite the first day.**

This position is subject to US Export Controls. Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident. 

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer