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Controls \/ PLC Engineer

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Roanoke Rapids
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Our client is currently seeking a Controls / PLC Engineer in the Halifax/Roanoke Rapids area of North Carolina for a food manufacturing client.
This job will have the following responsibilities:
Constructs, diagnoses, troubleshoots, and maintains programmable logic controller systems.Modifies programs as necessary to optimize the operation of plant machinery.Develops and assembles control cabinets for both new and existing machinery within the facility.Collaborates with machine vendors, maintenance management, and operations to devise efficient automated PLC control and drive systems, aligning with production requirements and objectives.Guides and trains maintenance personnel in the installation and corrective maintenance of electronic equipment.Deploys new control systems on existing platforms, transitioning towards the Rockwell architecture.Formulates self-diagnostic routines and alarms to streamline future troubleshooting processes.Establishes protocols and oversees system access, backups, and data recovery.Works on various systems, encompassing Rockwell Software (RSLogix 5000 & Factory Talk View), motion/servo control, Variable Frequency Drives, communication protocols (RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, Ethernet IP, Devicenet), and instrumentation signals interpretation (HART, 4-20ma, 0-10v).Collaborates with the IT department to ensure the maintenance and updating of line servers.Maintains certifications in Lockout/Tagout, CPR, First Aid, Confined Space Entry, and other safety-related areas.Ensures strict adherence to OSHA, ISO TS 16949, ISO 14001, and other relevant standards.Operates independently without direct supervision.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Degree not required but prefers an Associate's degree in electrical engineering or a graduate of a trade school with equivalent experience and PLC certification.Requires a minimum of 3 years of prior experience in machine design and programmable logic controller systems, demonstrating advanced troubleshooting skills.Possesses experience and understanding of process controls, coordination, interlocking, automation controls, safety standards, and relay logic.Holds basic networking knowledge on Ethernet networks and servo drivesRequires at least 1 year of experience with basic AutoCad skills, ability to interpret schematics, wiring diagrams, and P&ID drawings for process equipment.Has at least 1 year of experience with Allen Bradley skills.Preferred experience in implementing SCADA systems for data collection and custom reporting.

Keywords: The Judge Group, Rocky Mount , Controls \/ PLC Engineer, Engineering , Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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