Factory Automation Engineering in Waterloo, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Waterloo, IA
  • Duration:
    100 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 3rd shift on-site with our customer John Deere in Waterloo, IA on a 3-year contingent assignmentIn 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.
  • Work with Quality, Manufacturing Engineering and Factory Automation Leads to ensure manufacturing and standardization goals are achieved.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related undergraduate degree. Equivalent work experience considered in lieu of a four-year degree.
  • 3+ years of experience with Factory Automation (including but not limited to: PLC Programming, PC Programming, SQL Database, Vision Systems, AutoCAD Electrical, mistake proofing integration, communications with shop-floor devices).
  • 3+ years of experience with Allen Bradley PLC programming.
  • 3+ years of experience designing electrical controls systems.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interface with multiple groups.
  • Ability to work variable hours/shifts as needed.
  • A strong desire to solve problems and find solutions that drive a commitment to standardization while improving manufacturing processes and information flow.

A strong candidate will also have: 

  • Basic understanding of Kepware or other OPC servers.
  • Basic understanding of mistake proofing concepts
  • Basic understanding of Manufacturing Execution Systems.
  • Basic understanding of Ignition and TrakSYS, Deere standard OEE/OPE tools.

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

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.