Automation and Controls Engineer- 1st Shift - Ashland at OSI Group in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Engineering 18 days ago.

Job Description:

OSI Group

OSI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Automation and Controls Engineer- 1st Shift - Ashland

Responsible for managing engineering projects from concept through scope definition, design, costing, planning, installation, start-up and follow up assessment. Works with plant management, corporate resources, and third party vendors and contractors to deliver cost effective solutions that work. The successful candidate is an experienced hands-on controls systems integrator, enthusiastic team player, self-disciplined individual, and is attentive to details with ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Participate in all phases, from planning to completion, of automation and controls projects by providing input on appropriate design specifications; management of schedule, scope, cost, and quality; recommend equipment and methods based on knowledge of current industry standard; site start-up support.
  • Develop, recommend and implement as directed, an organization-wide technical standards/guidelines relative to hardware and panel design, PLC and HMI programming, SCADA, power distribution, and OT network architect.
  • Provide technical support to plant and engineering department during any consideration of automation and controls integration initiatives.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement as directed, training programs designed to educate plant maintenance and technical team on automation basic principles and controls systems troubleshooting.
  • Ensure that daily tasks are completed, be able to execute job order assignments, and keep accurate job order records.
  • Complete all forms required, submit all paperwork to your supervisor upon completion.
  • Ensure that all employees in the department follow GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and are wearing proper PPE.
  • Must be able to read and interpret schematics and manuals pertaining to equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM) schedules as assigned.
  • Perform on-the-job training of other maintenance employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • College degree preferred but not required.
  • At least three years of experience in automation and controls in the consumer products (food and beverage preferred) and/or industrial industries.
  • Strong knowledge with Factory Talk Suite, Allen-Bradley (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC5, and SLC500) PLCs, PanelView/PanelviewPlus HMIs, Industrial Communication Networks (Ethernet, EthenetI/P, DeviceNet, DH+, etc.).
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic control systems and clearly communicate technical solutions for any control system challenges
  • Familiar with automation and controls industry standards and support contacts.
  • Regular standing for up to an entire shift, and frequent walking.

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.