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Controls Engineer - Equipment Innovation

Company: Superior Essex
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Essential Functions/Duties: --- Assist Innovation Team to investigate, understand, and develop practical process inventions and modifications for magnet wire insulation systems. --- Apply sound engineering principles and methods to design and develop state of the art magnet wire production equipment to improve quality, efficiency and cost. --- Hands-on technical design and execution of machine and process automation. Includes electrical design and PLC programming of systems for rotating equipment, combustion, temperature, flow/pressure, level, batch, and coordinated control systems. --- Scope of development includes creation of intellectual property which provides a distinct competitive advantage over commercially available equipment. --- Interface with Innovation Team to provide knowledge and develop equipment control and automation technology for the introduction and evaluation of new/modified products. --- Provide technical support for new equipment evaluation, assist with the installation, startup, training, and product launch phases. --- Evaluate prototype equipment, document performance, and recommend modifications. --- Develop new automation technology to improve quality, efficiency and cost of existing products. --- Hands-on technical design and execution of equipment technology. --- Design and prepare detailed computer aided drafting (CAD) schematics, plan & design automation solutions for simple to complex projects from observations, project scope, sketches, and specifications. --- Understands mechanical concepts, creates or assembles basic mechanical fixtures and mounts for sensors and actors --- Interface with Innovation Engineering personnel to obtain details of equipment and materials, and incorporate these elements into Bills of Material (BOM) and procure parts. --- Assist with project management, planning and support --- Communicate project milestones and critical paths regularly to ensure functional and timely results --- Work and communicate well with team members and other departments --- Operate and assist with the evaluation of prototype equipment, document performance, and recommend modifications. --- Maintains records and files of work and revisions. Creates and maintains operating instructions for automation equipment. --- Works closely with mechanical and electronics engineering to ensure functional electro-mechanical design and operation. --- Supports and contributes the Innovation team and vision --- Observes safety, maintains a clean and well-organized workspace REQUIRED knowledge/skills/abilities and other minimum qualifications: --- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automation Engineering or equivalent. --- Previous electrical design and PLC programming experience required. --- Possess ability with analytical skills: methodically investigate problems, organize logical experimental trials, document data, and present results. --- Possess "hands-on" experience with equipment design and evaluation. --- Possess ability with analytical skills: methodically investigate problems, organize logical experimental trials, document data, and present results. --- Ability to create and modify electrical schematics in AutoCAD Electrical (or similar) and supporting documentation for system quoting, construction, installation, and post commissioning as-built documentation. --- Ability to use hands-on tools such as oscilloscope, digital multi-meter for process measurement, testing, and troubleshooting. --- Knowledgeable on NEC code, NFPA-70E, and Arc Flash requirements. --- Possess ability to document and create standard work procedures. --- Strong PC skills required --- Ability to travel up to 10%, mostly day trips to other Essex sites, occasional overnight Additional Qualifications --- Highly developed written and oral communication. --- Experience with the following is preferred: --- PLCs to include Allen Bradley, Siemens, Omron, Keyence, and others --- Solidworks --- 3D printing or other additive manufacturing --- Ignition or other SCADA software, SQL --- Structured text programming, advanced programming such as Python, C++, etc. --- Vision systems or robotics Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Superior Essex, Fort Wayne , Controls Engineer - Equipment Innovation, Engineering , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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