Factory Automation Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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.

Capitalizing on knowledge and innovation, comprehensive resources, and technology, Volt provides top talent to the many thousands of clients across the globe.  Over 60 years of unwavering focus on the issues of workforce management have gained us a reputation of being one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished strategic workforce partners in business for clients and candidates alike.

We have a talented and upbeat staffing team focused on the quality of your career. As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of on-site support. We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.

Volt has an opportunity for you to become part of a prestigious team of professionals. We are seeking a Factory Automation Engineer to work onsite at our client’s facility in Waterloo, IA. This is a long term contingent position expected to last 1+ years.

Specific position requirements:

Project Support

• 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.

Equipment Support

• 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.).

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Support

• Assist with MES configuration, and testing.

• Support integration (installation and networking) of shop floor equipment and tooling into MES and PLCs.

Data Management

• 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.

Tier 2 Shop Floor Support

• 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.


• Generate and maintain user manuals, knowledge videos, and on-screen help links for FA Solutions.

• Generate and maintain reports required to support management of equipment.


  • Engineering/Technology degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ working experience in Factory Automation
  • Will need metatarsals for first day.  Business casual dress code.

***This position is located in Waterloo, IA. Candidates must be able to relocate to this location at their own expense.***

Submit your resume today!

Contact Erica at 515-346-3152 for immediate consideration.

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 for.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer