Senior Automation Engineer in Louisville at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 6/7/2024

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Job Title: Senior Automation Engineer

City: Louisville / State: Kentucky

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…and Drive Your Career across a world of opportunities! We provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. If you are looking to build a strong career, we have an opportunity for you! We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Automation Engineer to join our team located in Louisville, KY.

Your Role:

As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will be an innovator for manufacturing process control and automation for the plant. You will have the opportunity to develop process control schemes and PLC logic, design Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), and specify data acquisition systems (DAQs) and instrumentation that provide the required functionality for process control of aluminum cold rolling processes and ancillary equipment operation. This position reports directly to the Director of Foil Technology. We embrace and accept individual experiences and backgrounds to achieve a diverse and inclusive workplace.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Design control systems that utilize good engineering practices and follow all applicable regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Develop process functional specifications, control sequence of operations and narratives.
  • Create function block diagrams and ladder logic for rolling mill control systems.
  • Develop process control schemes, create programmable controller logic, and design Human Machine Interface (HMI) graphics.
  • Determine layouts of control cabinets for PLCs and touchscreen interfaces and generate electrical wiring schematics.
  • Specify and implement data acquisition systems (DAQs) and process instrumentation.
  • Setup and troubleshoot integration and networking of PCs, HMIs, PLCs, and third-party devices.
  • Perform I/O check out, IP addressing, start-up, and commissioning of automation equipment and controls.
  • Support troubleshooting of rolling process control equipment on-site and/or remotely.
  • Participate in process area team FMEAs and root cause analysis.
  • Lead, coach, and influence the development of fellow technical resources.
  • Create and/or assist in the development of technical documents to assist engineering, maintenance, and operations.
  • Support process control and automation related design, scope, coordination, and execution of projects.
  • Manage capital projects utilizing project management life cycle.
  • Create capital acquisition requests, project scopes of work, RFQs, project and life cycle cost estimates, project justifications, and manage purchase order requisitions.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, including formulation and review/approval of official and technical correspondence, reports and presentations.
  • Contribute to maintainability and design reviews, FAT’s/SAT’s, and turnover package development.
  • Drive projects to completion while maintaining timeline, budget, and meeting project objectives.

We strive to build a diverse, inclusive, and talented workforce who will contribute to the Company’s vision, mission, and goals.

You will love it here if…

  • You are a strong leader who enjoys helping others succeed
  • You are highly analytic and have a natural curiosity
  • You are a creative and dynamic problem solver
  • You are committed to excellence

We need you to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, controls, or automation engineering (ABET accredited), computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years of plant engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years of project engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated high level competencies of engineering concepts, process control and instrumentation, and good engineering practices.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and troubleshoot complex process control schemes and electrical equipment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate technical information to non-technical audience.
  • MS Office, AutoCAD, process data acquisition software (iBA PDA, Wonderware Historian (AVEVA), etc.) experience.
  • Allen Bradley/Rockwell, ABB and Siemens software and hardware experience.
  • Wonderware InTouch HMI programming experience.
  • Programming, installation, and troubleshooting of AC and DC drives experience.
  • Integrating and networking PC's and PLC's (TCP/IP, Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus, etc.) experience.
  • Knowledge and application of NFPA/NEC, ANSI machine safety, and/or other RAGAGEP codes or standards.

Icing on the cake:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes related to rolling mills, processing. or slitting of coiled or non-coiled metal, sheet/strip handling equipment, and/or winder and unwinder controls.
  • NET, and SQL experience.
  • ABB DCS experience.

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

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