This client is located in Southern Butler County in Western Pennsylvania and is a leader in their industry. They are profitable and growing and have made two acquisitions over the past two years.
The position will contribute to the architecture, design, and development of software used in the control of machinery and data collection; Create electrical and controls engineering drawings and documents; Specify electrical controls equipment and panel components; Review proposed changes to existing designs for compliance with engineering standards, accepted practices and safety standards; Review specifications to support proposal efforts; Work with suppliers to specify and procure engineered components; Develop PLC and HMI projects and control logic diagrams; Working knowledge of IEEE, UL, NEC, CSA, and EU/CE standards as they apply to our applications. Engineering training and experience is critical for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities / General Competencies
Software engineering, machine/industrial automation, product and prototype testing
Creating and refining structural and logical/algorithmic designs.
Design, Operate, and Test systems and applications using low to medium voltage (480 VAC, 3-phase, and below), DC Circuits, and various analog distribution systems.
Develop, read, and check electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, control descriptions, I/O lists, Bills of Materials, and PLC/HMI code for control of various electro-mechanical systems.
Ensure compliance with industry, engineering, and customer standards and specifications.
Working knowledge and application of electric codes and standards.
Familiar with design and programming of PLC, HMI and Ethernet interfacing.
Exceptional analytical and applied problem-solving skills; troubleshooting, problem identification, and resolution of programs and systems.
Understanding of industry best practices and process associated with software development, including technical writing, system documentation, and design document management.
Demonstrable knowledge of troubleshooting, design methodologies, coding practices, and testing strategies.
Support Field Service Technicians on equipment installation, startup, troubleshooting, and continuing maintenance
Support Production efforts; resolve on-floor design and assembly issues as needed
Sales communication and customer support as required.
Education, Certificates, Licenses, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Software, Electrical, or other engineering field of study with programming course work
4 years required, 5 to 8 years of applicable experience preferred
Equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be substituted
Thorough knowledge of modern PLC programming (IEC-1131).
Experience with UI design and HMI’s.
Experience using LabView for machine control and data collection.
Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Suite
Capacity to learn other software as necessary
Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship. ATS does not provide US work authorization sponsorship for this position. OPT and CPT visa holders are not eligible for employment if they will need work authorization sponsorship at any time in the future.
Experience programming and configuring temperature controllers such as Watlow, Eurotherm, and Honeywell.
Experience programming and configuring Yaskawa motion controllers and drives. Heidenhain experience a plus.
Experience using LabView real-time or other embedded software development.
Programming experience in C++ development.
Programming experience with Python.
Knowledge of Autodesk products: AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor Pro.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. These physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel: Occasional travel may be required to customer locations. <10%
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Exemption Status: Exempt
Reporting: Reports to the Engineering Manager
Benefits: medical/dental/vision insurance, a list of supplemental insurances, 401(K), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick days, and nine paid holidays.
Base Salary $75,000 - $90,000
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Our client, 75 person, one shift, six day a week processing operation in the Greater Buffalo, New York area is searching for a dynamic and driven General Manager
This operation will be moving to one shift seven days a week in the near future
This company has goods in the front door, processed and sent out the back door usually with a less than four hour turn around for processing
The environment is very fast paced and demanding to hit the deadlines required by the customer
This is an excellent opportunity for a hard working and driven senior manager with significant management and leadership skills
This is a hands on leadership role. The GM will manage from the floor 80% of the time
The GM must know how to manage by walking around and engaging the personnel and building relationships with all levels in the company
This is a company that has had some financial difficulties but will be under new ownership as of the First of July
This General Manager will have total P&L responsibility for all of the operating unit
This will include process improvement
The GM will also manage logistics and transportation and there are delivery dead lines that need to be met
The GM will manage four Production Supervisors and the Maintenance/Engineering Manager and staff as well all operating personnel including the Service Manager who manages the delivery services
The GM will report directly to the owner of the business who is a driven entrepreneur but the owner will not be on site daily but will visit frequently
This is a very deadline driven operation servicing Hospital and Health Care organizations in the Western New York region/area.
The owner has significant plans to expand the operation so this General Manager must be willing to work hard to accommodate the growth.
This will require some weekends and holidays for a period of time as this facility is only closed a few days a year due to their customer base and the needs of their customers
Please be sure to understand the work commitment needed to succeed.
Base Salary $115,000 - $145,000 depending upon experience and skills.
Bonus opportunity is available
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Our client is a world leader in their industry, located in suburban Pittsburgh Pa, is searching for a Controls Engineer. This is a very profitable and growing organization with a great work environment with an excellent/progressive leadership team.
Electrical and hardware support.
Program control systems.
Simulate, test, and debug control systems on customer site.
Startup systems at the end-user’s facility.
Provide continuing system technical support over the phone or on-site
Develop PLC programs and related HMI (human machine interfaces)
Work proficiently with all types of motors and drives.
Provide internal and customer training and training support material when required.
Assist with any other company duties including assembly and test of products.
Current experiences should include PLC’s, HMI, device communication protocols and networking.
Working knowledge and aptitude for mechanical and electrical products and systems
Ladder and function block programming
Develop PLC programs
Allen Bradley PLC programming experience is a must, other manufacturers will be considered a plus.
Programming experience with servo drives and multi-axis positioning systems is a plus.
Computer skills: Microsoft Office
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capabilities.
Overnight travel is a must as well as short notice day travels.
An Electrical or Electronics Associates degree is required with a BS preferred
Base Salary $60,000 - $74,000 with a potential year end bonus
15 paid time off days in the first year and a matching 401-K with excellent health benefits
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Director of Paper Production
We have a client located in a beautiful area in Pennsylvania that is searching for a Director of Paper Production reporting to the Executive Vice President of Operations.
This person will have to overall responsibility of two paper machines as they relate to the safe and efficient production. This Director will be responsible for safety, productivity, quality, cost and reliability. This includes the direction of all Machine Room salaried employees and indirect supervision of all hourly Machine Room employees.
A 24 X 7 X 365 client, fast paced processing environment is searching for a Production Superintendent
Direct management of three including an engineer, product specialist and production supervisor as well 35 indirect
The client employs over 180 non union employees
This Superintendent will monitor and evaluate all aspects of the production process including safety, quality, cost and lean manufacturing initiatives.
Troubleshoot product quality issues and equipment problems
This Superintendent will work closely with Engineering and Maintenance
They will optimize operations and reduce waste
Must be able to train and coach employees
Attract new personnel to the factory
Has the ability to earn the respect of long term employees
Must have a problem soving mentality
Base salary - $80,000 - $110,000 + bonus
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We have a client in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia searching for a hands on Quality Engineer. This is an international company growing its presence in the USA. This Quality Engineer will have an opportunity to grow into the Quality Manager position. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
An International/Global manufacturing and assembly operation with a facility in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia is searching for a Quality Engineer who can be promoted to Quality Manager over the next two years.
This Quality Engineer will be responsible for ISO compliance, root cause analysis, 6 Sigma and 5S initiatives in a fast paced assembly operation that is growing quickly with business spread out across the US.
This is a rapidly growing operation adding personnel monthly to support the growth plan. This is a very sense of urgency environment meeting customer deadlines and quality.
Base salary $65.000-$80,000 plus bonus
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