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Senior Engineer- Automation

Company: The Cooper Companies
Location: Rochester
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


The Senior Automation Engineer is responsible for supporting the Global Technical Innovations Group during the selection and definition of future manufacturing platforms, modifications of existing technology or introduction of new products on current manufacturing lines. These projects include but are not limited to activities such as capacity analysis evaluation, concepts modeling, vendor technical discussions, assembly analysis, materials and components analysis, prototype testing, and user requirements definitions.
What you will do:
Automation Design
--- Support proof of concept definition and execution activities
--- PLC software development and troubleshooting
--- Human Machine Interface (HMI) software development and troubleshooting
--- Interact with data sources, such as databases
--- Verification and troubleshooting of equipment wiring, pneumatics, and automation components
--- Evaluate and troubleshoot applications programming code
--- Automation design evaluation
Vendor Management
--- Support user requirements definition for new equipment and/or systems
--- Request equipment proposals
--- Participate in vendor technical discussions
--- Review equipment design documentation and drawings
--- Monitor vendor timeline adherence
--- Support vendor commissioning phase

Project Implementation
--- Provide support during equipment installation activities
--- Support equipment commissioning and systems integration
--- Support equipment and process qualification activities
--- Support engineering studies definition and execution
--- Support equipment performance monitoring and evaluation

Travel: Must be willing to travel approximately 10% - 25%
What you will bring:
--- 5+ years of experience in a regulated industry, such as medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, or aerospace.
--- Experience in manufacturing equipment implementation projects is highly desirable.
--- 3+ years of PLC and HMI programming experience.
--- Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Software, Mechanical, Computer Engineering or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
--- Proficiency using PLC software tools such as Studio 5000, RSLogix, etc.
--- Proficiency using HMI software tools such as FactoryTalk View.
--- Able to produce functionality simulations of equipment concepts.
--- Exposure to automation component troubleshooting and selection.
--- Exposure to servo-driven systems, robotics.
--- Basic knowledge and understanding of communications networking.
--- Excellent organization skills, ability to multi-task, and a commitment to timely follow-up; strong results orientation.
--- Excellent project management skills - ability to establish tools and ways of working to ensure accurate and timely follow-up and on-time deliverables.
--- Able to communicate professionally across a wide variety of employee levels and locations. Experience in working across multiple cultures & countries is preferred.
--- Strong technical writing and presentation skills
Work Environment:
--- Prolonged sitting in front of a computer reading data, creating reports & presentations.
--- Regular communication via email, phone, virtual meeting tools, and in-person meetings with key stakeholders.
--- As business needs dictate, work extended hours.
--- Generally, works in a closed environment, in office conditions, with moderate level of noise and controllable changes of temperature.
--- Dynamic environment.
--- Needs to stand, walk, and may be seated for a long period of time.
--- Uses hands and fingers to feel, handle, and reach.
--- Performs light physical effort with little exposure to adverse conditions.

Bonus If You
--- Have knowledge in applications programming using development environments such as Visual Basic, C#, or any other type of structured text syntax.
--- Have knowledge in virtualization, and/or exposure to virtualized systems.
--- Want to make an impact. You're driven to be the best. You challenge yourself by setting goals, exceeding them, and helping your teammates do the same.

Keywords: The Cooper Companies, Rochester , Senior Engineer- Automation, Engineering , Rochester, New York

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