Automation Engineer Job in Houston, TX
We are currently seeking a motivated individual to be a part of our growing Powell Automation Division (PAD). This exciting position allows the ability to not only grow professionally but also fuel the future presence of PAD in the automation space! As a member of PAD you will work and collaborate with diverse professionals to apply innovative and creative solutions to solve problems for our clients. Key responsibilities include engineering, testing, maintaining and supporting automation solutions as well as intelligent products in MV/LV switchgear applications.
AS A PAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER YOU WILL:
Become proficient in PAD solutions and offerings
Review and interpret client specifications to produce project Functional Design, drawings and test documentation in accordance with the project requirements and Powell standard procedures.
Develop relay configuration files using various manufactures such as SEL, GE, Siemens and Beckwith.
Design and configure SCADA systems using WonderWare InTouch, Allen Bradley Factory Talk, Copa-Data Zenon, Siemens WinCC, and/or SEL RTAC HMI
Use common industrial communication protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP, IEC61850, and DNP 3.0.
Develop PLC based electrical system monitoring and controls solutions.
Participate in and develop documentation for factory and on-site acceptance testing (FAT and SAT respectively), as well as perform start-up and commissioning activities as required
Ensure that the company's Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures are constantly adhered to all aspects of Site Services.
Provide technical guidance to internal and external stakeholders, including after sales support.
BSEE or equivalent from an accredited institution
General knowledge of at least one of the following:
Automation and Control systems
Previous experience in automation, PLC control systems, or protective relaying a plus
Customer service oriented
Able to work effectively in a team setting or independently, able to adapt to change, self-motivated, innovative, and willing to make a difference
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience in producing technical documentation and technical reports
Strong analytical and trouble shooting skills
Working & Environmental Conditions
Travel is required for this position. The amount of travel is estimated to be 25% of the time to customer sites.
The customer sites can be refineries, utility substation yards or even offshore platforms.
The position will contain working in an office environment as well has performing testing on the manufacturing floor with the equipment
You should be proficient in:
PLC Troubleshooting Skills
Industrial Robot Programming
Troubleshooting Industrial Automation Equipment
PLC Programming Experience
Programming Machine Vision Systems
Machines & technologies you'll use:
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)