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Automation Engineer

Location : Lowell, MA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Our electro mechanical device design build client is building a technology center in the Lowell, MA area that will employ a dynamic team of engineers.
The Automation Engineer is responsible for programming the operation of a Siemens PLC to control operation and interfaces for aviation security explosive detection systems. He/she will work from system and interface requirements to program the essential functions, including:
External interface between the in-line explosive detection system and the airport baggage handling conveyor system
Internal interfaces between the PLC and the power distribution, safety, motion control, high voltage and processor systems within the explosive detection system
Annual salary range 130,000-135,000

Automation Engineer Travel Requirements:

The role initially will be performed remotely from home half the week and on site in their upstate New York facility the other half of the week. Our client will cover all expenses for travelling and staying in New York until the Lowell area office is open.

Automation Engineer Responsibilities:

Maintain existing Step-7 “Classic” automation software and develop next-generation automation software using Siemens Step-7 “TIA Portal”.

Perform on-site integration of equipment with airport baggage handling systems via ProfiNet, ProfiBus, ContolNET, EtherNET/IP, ModBus/TCP and similar interfaces

Occasional travel will be required, both internationally and within the US to support integration at airport installations.

Develop and document PLC functions to meet interface and functional requirements

Develop external interface simulators for verification testing

Travel up to 10% to support integration at airport installations. 

Required Qualifications :

Automation Engineer Qualifications:

Experience developing applications with Siemens “Classic” and TIA Portal development tools

Good working knowledge of ControlNET, ProfiBus, ProfiNet and EtherNET/IP communications and other PLC interfaces

Knowledge of motor drives and VFD controllers

Prior direct experience programming PLC for Baggage Handling Systems with EDS equipment

Experience with other PLC development tools such as Allen-Bradley tools is a major plus

Prior experience programming PLC for parcel handling or other automated conveyor and sorting systems

Experience programming in C/C++ and/or C# using MS Visual Studio (2008 - 2013)

Education and Experience:

BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering; or equivalent experience

Minimum 2 years developing automation software

Proven ability to develop PLC SW code using one or more industry standard PLC platforms and development environments

Prior experience designing and implementing human user interfaces (HMI/GUI)

Knowledge of high- and low-voltage electrical systems and associated safety regulations


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