Factory Automation Engineer in Waterloo, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/22/2018

Job Snapshot

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

Volt is looking for a Factory Automation Engineer to work on-site with our customer John Deere in Waterloo, IA on a 1-year contingent assignmentResponsibilities include the following:

  • Leads in development and implementation of small to large Factory Automation (FA) solutions.
  • Innovates and implements cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of moderate scope.
  •  Review of RFQ’s (Request for Quote) for new and modified equipment and ensure FA standards are followed.
  • Develop BOM’s (Bill of Materials) for projects and gather quotes from suppliers.
  • Designs/updates electrical systems and prints for machines or shop floor tooling and equipment.
  • Designs/updates human machine interfaces and PLC programs for machines or shop floor systems.
  • Provide technical expertise for the integration and support of conveyance equipment (e.g. automated or manually guided vehicles, loaders, conveyors, drives, lifts, jibs, hoists, manipulators, etc.).
  • Support of shop floor device connectivity (torque tools, test and verification equipment, vision systems, etc.).
  • Assist with MES configuration, and testing.
  • Support integration (installation and networking) of shop floor equipment and tooling into MES and PLCs.
  • Configuration of device and system communications for PLC connectivity.
  • Development and support of shop floor visualization solutions, such as machine health metric displays and production status dashboards.
  • Management of database structures and data records.
  •  Support business owners in analyzing machine data.
  • Provide daily support for urgent production issues, including root cause analysis and resolution.
  • Communicate lessons learned and common issue resolution with Unit Tier I/II support.


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering/Technology or equivalent work experience
  • Candidates must have previous experience working with PLC, VFD, RFID, HMI, and AutoCAD or AutoCAD Electrical
  • 5+ years’ working experience in Factory Automation highly preferred
  • Preferred experience in Vision systems (camera and barcode) but not required.

Volt provides highly skilled contingent workers to local, national and international clients in all major industries.  Volt has over 60 years of experience and is a leader in the industry.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.

We have a talented and upbeat staffing team focused on the quality of your career.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

If you do not meet all the qualifications of the position listed here, please be sure to go to http://jobs.volt.com to see the other positions we have available that you may qualify.