Factory Automation Engineer in Dubuque, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Dubuque, IA
  • Duration:
    28 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description

Volt has an opening for an Factory Automation Engineer to work in Dubuque, IA on-site with our customer in the manufacturing and agricultural industry. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Performs day to day PLC development, integration, and troubleshooting tasks
  • Provides support and basic trouble shooting for current operations.
  • Investigates, gathers and analyze data for specifically assigned, recurring tasks.
  • Support the deployed tools and processes by troubleshooting identified issues, providing technical training to front line staff, and drive for corrective action on failure modes as they are identified.
  • Identifies and implements cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of limited scope.
  • Works with electronic tools to perform engineering functions.
  • Work with Quality, and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure manufacturing goals are achieved.
  • Investigate, gather, analyze data and implement solutions to improve processes.


Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • 4+ years of working industrial experience with PLCs/VFDs/Panelviews/etc, specifically Allen Bradley equipment.
  • 4+ years of experience working with AutoCAD Electrical.
  • 4+ years of experience working with industrial electrical systems.
  • Strong knowledge of NFPA 70e standards and requirements.
  • 2+ years of experience with HTML, SQL and C programming languages.
  • Demonstrable ability to troubleshoot complex multifaceted (electrical, hydraulic, mechanical) systems.
  • Good understanding of networking principles and practices, as well as E/IP protocol.
  • Experience in developing product validation in manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality, tooling, tool design, total predictive maintenance and facilities.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Degree in Electrical Engineering/Technology or equivalent experience.

Relevant Work Experiences:

  • Experience in one or more related engineering areas: electrical, industrial, production, design, manufacturing.
  • Experience working in a Union Environment, including directing wage skilled trades employees and communicating to management.
  • Experience in Project management and business planning. - Small strategic projects or larger tactical projects with medium complexity
  • Experience with engineering tools, systems and databases.

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