Automation Engineer at Andritz Inc. in Alpharetta, Georgia

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

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Job Description:

Major responsibilities are listed but not necessarily limited to the following duties:
  • Executing drive and controls capital and upgrade projects, including design and component selection, programming, installation, commissioning and customer training.
  • Compile pricing estimates for drive and controls upgrade projects.
  • Update project documentation to reflect made revisions and upgrades.
  • Respond to customer service calls and troubleshoot the problems at customer's location.
  • Tuning the controls and performing checks of installed equipment.
  • Provide technical direction and training of operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Field checkout and commissioning of machinery at sites throughout the USA and Canada.
  • Communicate with and provide feedback to the crane automation engineering team.
  • Domestic and/or international travel required, up to 40% annually.
  • Assist/advise customer with their preventative maintenance program if required.
  • Extensive travel within USA and some travel possibly in Canada.
  • Completion of inspection and service call reports plus other administrative requirements in a timely manner.
  • Maintain site safe work practices as per Andritz's and customer's safety requirements.


Job Requirements
  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum five years' experience in the programming and servicing of Allen Bradley ControLogix PLC and HMI systems for automated machine control. GuardLogix experience highly desired
  • Working knowledge of Siemens S7 PLC and VFD equipment is a plus.
  • Must have field checkout and startup experience in an industrial environment, preferably with material handling equipment and some heavy machinery.
  • Skilled in the use of the following software: RSLogix, Panelview, RSView, Wonderware.
  • Familiar with electronic interface systems such as Ethernet, DeviceNet, and Profibus between PLC systems, VFD and MCC equipment, and HMI computers.
  • Working knowledge in the use of the following software: AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook.
  • Knowledgeable with VFD/DCD application, controls, and tuning.
  • AC and DC motor troubleshooting.
  • A self-starter capable of working independently, as well as within a multi-disciplined project team environment.
  • Ability to work without supervision; prioritize and manage own schedule to meet deadlines.
  • Must have good skills in maintaining vendor and customer relationships.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with trouble shooting skills is desirable.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and passport (or able to obtain a passport).