Factory Automation Engineer in East Moline, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description

Volt is looking for a 3rd shift Factory Automation Engineer to work on-site with our customer John Deere in Moline, IL on a 3-year contingent assignment. The position is needed to support 3rd shift combine operations specifically for Factory Automation systems. Additional responsibilities include;

  • Will also support the main assembly line, paint and weld areas also running on 3rd shift in conjunction with combine operations.
  • Support the Factory Automation solutions and tool sets
  • Support interfaces for communicating with shop floor devices
  • Be responsible for troubleshooting control logic and software including, but not limited to: relay ladder logic, PLCs, HMIs, and PC based logic
  • Work with Quality, Manufacturing Engineering and Factory Automation Leads to ensure manufacturing and standardization goals are achieved.


  • B.S. degree in one of the following disciplines: Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related undergraduate degree. Equivalent work experience considered in lieu of a four-year degree.
  • 1+ years' experience with PLCs
  • 1+ years' experience with machine control hardware and software design
  • Ability to work 3rd shift
  • Need excellent communicators, who thrive on solving problems and working in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to obtain information from a variety of sources including ability to communicate and coordinate his/her activities with management, production and maintenance supervisors, process and product engineers, production and skilled trades personnel, and outside contractors and suppliers.

A strong candidate will also have:

  • Experience interfacing/communicating with shop floor equipment via Ethernet
  • Experience with SQL Server based software
  • Ability to investigate a request for revising an existing machine or system or creating a new design
  • Experience with control engineering applications: AutoCAD Electrical and Rockwell/Allen Bradley suites
  • Experience with multiple communication protocols (i.e. Ethernet, EIP, Telnet, Serial, CAN, DeviceNet).

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