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Automation Application Engineer

ATS Applied Tech Systems LLC is currently seeking a suitable candidate to ‘Deliver & Support’ Industrial controls projects to leading US manufacturers both as part of a small team or as an individual assigned to a project.

The scope of this role includes the delivery of consultancy, fixed price projects, and training. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design, develop, implement and support automated controls projects such as PLC, DCS, and SCADA systems with the objective of meeting the customers expectations.

The Position and Main Tasks

The selected candidate will be responsible for full life cycle project delivery of automated controls systems including the design, development, testing, deployment, documentation, and training of the delivered systems. Such projects include, but are not limited to, the following platforms;

  • Multiple PLC platforms
  • DCS Systems
  • SCADA Systems
  • Historians
  • OPC UA

The turn key solutions can include, but are not limited to, the following project types;

  • Line control systems
  • Plant monitoring systems
  • Process equipment Data collection
  • MES integration
  • Vision systems
  • Robotic solutions
  • Conveyance systems

The candidate will be responsible for using their creativity to identify solutions to customer’s problems and needs, architecting and delivering the solution.

ATS being a leader in technology training, the candidate, from time to time, will be responsible for conducting training classes related to the expertise of the candidate.

In addition to the above, the candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide technical assistance in the production of sales proposals.
  • Production of quality design, build and test documentation for internal and external customer use.
  • Interface with all levels of customer stakeholders for detailed planning and delivery of the project.
  • Formal handover of project and all deliverables to the Service & Support team before project close-down.

Key Success Factors

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of market leading solutions
  • Good communication skills (verbal/written)
  • Process Improvement skills
  • Demonstrated learning agility both technically as well as business processes and applications
  • Demonstrated ability to influence peers and business partners
  • Customer Focussed
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a team player

Skills and Experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 Years of experience in related field.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • PLC Programming language and troubleshooting knowledge
  • Industrial Network Configuration and troubleshooting Ethernet IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus Plus, etc.
  • SCADA Systems
  • DCS Systems
  • Scripting Capabilities (i.E Visual Basic, SQL, Python languages)
  • Technical Authoring Skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC programming experience
  • Ignition, WinCC, Wonderware, and Rockwell Factory Talk, SCADA Systems
  • Siemens DCS experience
  • Knowledge of databases and historians
  • Has industry expertise in one of the following industries: Automotive, Aerospace, Food & Beverage or Life Sciences.

Other Requirements

  • Base Location is San Francisco Bay area
  • Travelling is required for 40% of the time

The Benefits

Become the expert within a dynamic, successful team delivering Quality IT solutions to improve our customer’s performance. A benefits package, Health, Dental, 401K with matching, ST & Long Term Disability Insurance including performance reviews, commensurate with the role is offered.

The Company

ATS Applied Tech Systems, LLC is The Independent Solution Provider for Industrial & Process Automation and Information Technology users worldwide. Founded in 1986, ATS is expert in Control Technologies, SCADA/HMI, Programming Languages, Communication & Networks, Databases and Manufacturing Execution Systems. Six ATS Business Activities transfer this knowledge to our customers: ATS Training, ATS Consulting, ATS On-Site Support, ATS Projects, ATS Software Development and ATS Products. ATS has a worldwide network of offices and experts to support Global and Local organizations.


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