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Automation Controls Engineer

Company: Latham Pool Products, Inc
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Are your health and safety focused and have a genuine passion for great performance?

Are you self-motivated and enjoy working in a strong team environment?

Are you looking to work for a growing corporation with opportunities for advancement?

If you answered yes, we would love to welcome you to our Latham family!!!

Latham, the Pool Company is the largest manufacturer of fabricated pools in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, with over six decades of experience at the center of the backyard lifestyle. We are a public company (Nasdaq: SWIM) run on strong values and have a proven history of quality and customer satisfaction.

Every day, thousands of families in North America, Europe and Australia enjoy Latham pools and we want you to be part of making dreams come true!

Primary Role: As part of our team, you will improve the utilization and efficiency of our existing automated production equipment including a Salvagnini production line, Fanuc robots, EATs, conveyors, computer systems and programs via software and mechanical maintenance and optimization. Additionally, you will review existing, manual processes throughout the Packaged Pools Operational organization and revise them to require less human interaction. Our ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree in engineering with a focus on automation, process control, or a relevant field. You also need superb problem-solving and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Observe, investigate, and repair defects and errors in existing automated technology.
Improve efficiencies in existing automated processes and equipment.
Reduce cycle time.
Reduce defect rates.
Reduce intervention rates.
Reduce breakdowns.
Coordinate efforts with site Manufacturing Leaders.
Identify new opportunities to increase efficiency via automation.
Research and design automation technology
Create a connection between information inputs, controllers, and outputs.
Develop safety standards.
Develop tests and simulations to ensure that they work as intended.
Perform other duties as assigned by Management.


Bachelor's degree required ideally in automation, process control, mechanical or electrical engineering.
CAP or CCST certification preferred.
5 Years of experience preferred.
Strong ability with software testing and validation
Ability to evaluate control systems and automation equipment for proper operation.
Ability to read automation programing language and program various control systems (Allen Bradley PLC's, HMIs, and Fanuc Robots)
Superb problem-solving skills.
Superb communication skills.
Comfortable working on production floor.
Physical abilities - lifting, standing, bending, climbing, operation of equipment/machinery, number of pounds to lift/push/pull, etc. include length of time for physical activity when possible (i.e. stand for 4 hours)
Travel likely.

We are looking for people who are:

Safe: promoting and sustaining a work environment that is safe for all.
Dependable: showing up on time each day, ready for the workday.
High Performers: accountable for results and aspiring to be defect-free.

What we offer:

Competitive wages based on experience starting at $90,000.
Other monetary rewards such as safety awards, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Comprehensive insurance benefits included but not limited to, medical, dental and vision, free short- and long-term disability, free life insurance, flexible spending accounts and more.
401K with a 50% company match.
3 weeks of Paid Time Off plus 11 company-paid holidays.
Safety shoe allowance.
Tuition reimbursement.
A workplace that values safety, respect, employee engagement, recognition, and diversity.

Your Career Starts Here at Latham, The Pool Company!

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