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Automation Engineer - King of Prussia, PA

Company: LAPORTE Consultants Corp. USA
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary/Objective:This position is responsible for oversight of engineering projects including: programming modifications of instrumentation and hardware, troubleshooting of PLCs and HMIs, specification and procurement of new equipment, equipment installation and start-up. The Automation Engineer focuses on handling automation and electrical tasks as a member of the project team both professionally and working to meet customer expectations.Responsibilities and Duties:Located in King of Prussia, PA, and reporting to the Operations Director, East Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the automation engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Design: medium and low voltage electrical distribution, architecture, control panels, networks, for controls and instrumentation systems;
  • Responsible for engineering, project management, design and programming for automated manufacturing processes;
  • Full-life cycle project support, including system design, system engineering, programming, factory testing, commissioning, and validation;
  • Integration of third-party control systems;
  • Specification, design, procurement and acceptance of instrumentation, control panels, and power distribution to machine centers and processing skids;
  • Prepare and GAMP documentation including URS, FS, HDS, IQ, OQ, and PQ. Prepare and execute validation;
  • Implement and track specific equipment or systems modifications adhering to established change control procedures;
  • Create and modify schematics with AutoCAD;
  • Design of safety circuits and review of shop drawings;
  • Prepare project cost estimates;
  • Prepare and execute FAT and SAT protocols;
  • Programming of PLC and operator interfaces (SCADAs & HMIs);
  • Develop and establish technical specifications for process control systems including: instrumentation, control loops, automatic sequences, instrumentation, hardware and software design;
  • Train client technicians to operate new control systems;
  • Review project hardware/software for compliance with applicable codes and standards;
  • Provide on-site process control system support during construction through validation;
  • Collaborate with remote team members;Qualifications
    • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering;
    • 3 to 5 years of progressive experience;
    • Programming: Allen-Bradley Studio 5000 & FactoryTalk SE/ME, Siemens STEP 7 (Ladder Logic)
    • Control Hardware: Allen-Bradley/Siemens/Emerson/ABB PLC, HMI, or DCS hardware;
    • Instrumentation Hardware: Experience with common process instruments (flow, level, temperature, analytical);
    • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
    • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
    • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting "best practices" in the engineering field;
    • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
    • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
    • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
    • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
    • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.Travel Travel is expected for this position.Company DescriptionLaporte Consultants is an engineering firm specialized in process, building and utility design. Laporte provides a complete range of professional services to pharmaceutical, biotechnological and industrial food and beverage clients. The company is experiencing significant growth. Laporte operates in the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information, please visit our website:

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