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Industrial Networking Engineer

Company: CPM Holdings, Inc.
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary


The Industrial Networking Engineer is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, and integrating the architecture of projects in the automation control systems branch of our business. As the backbone to the automation system projects, speed and reliability are the most important features to ensure reliable data transfer and maximum uptime. This job may be eligible to work remotely depending on the candidate's experience.

General Statement of Duties:

Develop system designs of the PC based automation system. Designs include network topology, hardware specification, software optimization, and knowledge of industrial protocols. The role involves interacting and directing the end user IT departments to integrate the automation project into their company infrastructure. The ideal candidate can provide a solid bridge between the OT (Operational Technology) and IT worlds.

Essential Functions


  • Manage multiple projects from definition at time of sale through actual start-up at the customer facility
  • Constantly improving the companies design and technology solutions to meet the demands of the needs of the customer, the automation solution, and industry standards
  • Coordinate direct communication with the customer team to ensure the integration of the CPM-Beta Raven production process into the customer network
  • Ensure best practices are used by both the company Controls Engineers and the customers IT departments
  • Establish or participate in problem analysis and system design as required
  • Conduct detailed analysis and study of requirements for integrated systems and complex single application programs
  • Help with the development and preparation of documentation of operating procedures, testing and field service
  • Interface with software engineers to create products that are consistent with the look and feel of the existing product line
  • Support Controls Engineers through start-ups, updates, trouble shooting and modification of networking and relevant equipment
  • Ensure proper and thorough communication with customer, CPM-Beta Raven Production, Engineering, and Sales teams members on the status of projects responsible for
  • Assist Sales to develop pricing and project scopes of new opportunities
  • Develop, present or respond to change orders and proposals for specific customer requirements, including request for proposal responses and industry-specific solutions
  • Provide both phone (via modem and/or VPN connection to customer site) and on-site start-up and troubleshooting support for projects
  • Support customers by solving network issues in virtualized environments
    Installation & Training:
    • Supervise and inspect the installation, maintenance and performance of Beta Raven equipment and the customer supplied equipment that interfaces to our control systems
    • Work with outside contractors, electricians and plant maintenance personnel on installation and calibration issues as necessary
    • Work out mutually satisfactory adaptations to existing designs or suggest possible new designs
    • Report defective equipment and recommend the replacement of obsolete or damaged equipment
    • Provide customer service assistance, to include consultation of installations, expansions, and repairs of customer equipment
    • Occasionally direct the activities of one or two employees of less experience to include training, assigning and check work
    • Diagnose problems with installed equipment and provide field support to customer locations
    • Recommend improved materials or software to customers, documenting how such changes will lower costs or increase production
    • Provide technical and nontechnical support and services to clients or other staff members regarding the use, operation and maintenance of equipment

      Normal plant and office conditions, with field trips to bakeries, feed mills and other industrial facilities where hot and dusty environments are prevalent

      Reporting Relationship:

      Control Systems Engineering and Customer Service Manager

      Subordinate Positions:

      No formal subordinates, occasionally directs the activities of the Engineering Clerk and Inspection personnel

      Physical Requirements:
      • Standing, sitting, unilateral and bilateral movement, reaching, grasping, talking and hearing
      • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to bring objects into sharp focus while reading computer screen
      • Must be able to deal with field conditions that are dusty and hot (110--F)
      • Occasionally work on lifts and ladders that are approximately 20' off the ground
      • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to rent a car
      • Must be able to fly commercial airlines both nationwide and internationally
      • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
        Travel Requirements:

        Average 20% nationwide travel with possibility of international travel

        Training Requirements:
        • Allen Bradley RSLogix & RSView
        • In-house and on-the-job training will be provided to certify technician as proficient in the installation and repair of controls systems and products
          This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.


          • Four-year bachelor's degree in a related field, or a technical background equivalent to a bachelor's degree
          • Preferred 5-10 years of work-related skill, knowledge or experience
          • Understanding of industrial process control systems using PLC and PC based architectures
          • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
          • Knowledge of the practical application of OT design and systems
          • Practical experience with communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
          • Demonstrated experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
          • Experience in the use of various network monitoring and packet capture tools
          • Familiarity with VPN protocols such as SSL VPN and IPSec
          • Knowledge of ESXI
          • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL and MYSQL/MariaDB
          • Experience in the use of various network monitoring and packet capture tools
          • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook
          • Must give attention to detail and take pride in work produced
            CPM Acquisition Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. CPM Acquisition Corp. offers competitive compensation and benefits, including paid holidays and vacations, 401k, medical/dental insurance, tuition assistance, and more.

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