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Automation Engineer

Company: Moore Staffing Services
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Automation EngineerOur 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 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. 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 systemAdditional 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 interfacesOccasional 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 requirementsDevelop external interface simulators for verification testing Travel up to 10% to support integration at airport installations. Desired QualificationsExperience developing applications with Siemens "Classic" and TIA Portal development toolsGood working knowledge of ControlNET, ProfiBus, ProfiNet and EtherNET/IP communications and other PLC interfacesKnowledge of motor drives and VFD controllersPrior direct experience programming PLC for Baggage Handling Systems with EDS equipmentExperience with other PLC development tools such as Allen-Bradley tools is a major plusPrior experience programming PLC for parcel handling or other automated conveyor and sorting systemsExperience programming in C/C++ and/or C# using MS Visual Studio (2008 - 2013)Education and ExperienceBS in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering; or equivalent experienceMinimum 2 years developing automation softwareProven ability to develop PLC SW code using one or more industry standard PLC platforms and development environmentsPrior experience designing and implementing human user interfaces (HMI/GUI)Knowledge of high- and low-voltage electrical systems and associated safety regulations Moore Staffing, winner of ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing - Client and Talent Awards for three consecutive years is an independently owned staffing firm in business since 1980. We offer you the personalized service of a small company while leveraging big-firm career planning and placement expertise.

Keywords: Moore Staffing Services, Lowell , Automation Engineer, Engineering , Lowell, Massachusetts

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