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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Position Summary:
The controls-automation engineer is responsible for assessing, implementing and supporting automation technology to support the business. They are responsible for supporting current processes through troubleshooting and continuous improvement efforts to maintain production and achieve department goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Implement automation and/or robotics to safely automate processes and assist or supplement operators.
•    Assist maintenance mechanics with technical controls troubleshooting.
•    Provide coaching and support to operators regarding automation and machinery controls.
•    Provide guidance and develop automation capabilities of the site.
•    Partner with outside machine builders and integrators to provide turn-key solutions.
•    Promote machine safety, develop safe automated processes.
•    Apply engineering theory, practices, and principles to perform failure analysis to determine root cause of equipment failures and conduct machinery performance evaluations.
•    Produce technical documentation and presentations.
•    Collaborate with operators, manufacturing engineers, production supervisors, engineering technicians, and maintenance technicians.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

•    Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar technical discipline.
•    A minimum of 5 years of controls/automation engineering experience in a manufacturing setting. Co-op experience can be included.
•    Experience in robot programming, implementation, and integration with other machinery.
•    Experience in machine controls including but not limited to PLC programming and ladder logic, process and temperature PID controllers, mechanical robotic components and data logging.
•    Experience with pneumatic systems and mechanical robotic design.
•    Experience in vision systems is preferred.
•    Experience in machine safety and safety controls.
•    Ability to create and interpret technical schematics and electrical drawings.
•    Ability to utilize CAD software (SolidWorks preferred), and Excel.
•    Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
•    Systematic decision-making, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills.
•    Ability to effectively self-manage, plan, prioritize, and execute multiple concurrent projects/initiatives.
•    Strong interpersonal skills (oral and written communication) with the ability to collaborate with leaders, peers, operators, and technicians.
•    Proven commitment, focus, and effectiveness in advancing core values.

Critical Competencies:

•    Teamwork and Collaboration
•    Influence
•    Initiative
•    Achievement
•    Service Orientation

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

•    Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. 
•    Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
•    Ability to pass vision acuity test with or without reasonable accommodation.  

Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law

Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.




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