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Control Systems Engineer

Company: CPM Holdings, Inc.
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

OVERVIEW:Are you looking to work for a stable, growing company in essential industries? - Come work for our international organization that is a key leader in the global markets, including oilseed processing, animal feed, breakfast cereal, snack food, biofuels and metal-packaging industries. - CPM Holdings, Inc is a global leader in the design, production and marketing of high-quality, efficient, durable process systems, equipment and after-market parts and services across five core business segments: CPM (California Pellet Mill), Extrusion, Thermal, Metal Packaging, and Automation. - -The foundation of our company dates back to 1883 and we continue to leverage our history, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit to increase our global presence through innovative organic growth and strategic acquisition opportunities. - We currently operate in 26 facilities in 11 countries.JOB SUMMARY:
The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, and completing customer projects in the automation control systems branch of our business. The Engineer is assigned a project following booking of the sale and serves as the project manager, programming resource, and start-up coordinator for automation projects in the variety of industries that CPM-Beta Raven serves.
Develop and modify PLC/HMI programs of a high degree of complexity, involving process control and interlocking of industrial process controls to field equipment. Assume responsibility for the installation and performance of complex industrial process control systems in the field. Serve as Project Manager on assigned projects from initiation through completion of the project.

  • Manage multiple projects from definition at time of sale through actual start-up at the customer facility.
  • Coordinate direct communication with the customer team to ensure that equipment listing, process flow, HMI screen definition, and project timeline details are documented and incorporated into the CPM-Beta Raven production process.
  • Complete the actual PLC programming and HMI screen programming for production project. Responsible for complete programming and testing of project, as well as project documentation.
  • PLC Programming
    • Establish or participate in problem analysis and system design as required, preparatory to program development.
    • 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.
    • Ensure proper and thorough communication with customer, CPM-Beta Raven production, Engineering, and sales team members on the status of projects responsible for.
    • Ensure the projects are programmed in conjunction with established CPM-Beta Raven standards and libraries. Additionally, ensure that libraries are updated to reflect new applications and industries.
    • 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.
    • Installation and TrainingSupervise and inspect the installation, maintenance and performance of Beta Raven equipment and the mechanical and electrical 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, repairs, and training of customer personnel.Occasionally direct the activities of one or two employees of less experience to include training, assigning and checking work.
      • Diagnose problems with installed equipment and provide field support to customer locations.
      • Recommend improved materials or machinery 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.
      • Occasionally work with sales department to aid quote development for specialized or atypical projects.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 50% nationwide travel with possibility of international travelTRAINING 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.QUALIFICATIONS:
            • -Four-year bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, or a technical background equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Engineering.
            • Preferred 2 to 4 years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience.
            • Practical understanding and working capabilities with programming PLC logic and HMI screens (e.g. Rockwell Automation Control Logix, Siemens TIA Portal, RSView, Inductive Automation's Ignition, etc.)
            • 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 Engineering science and technology.
            • 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.
            • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook
            • Must give attention to detail and take pride in work producedCPM 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. Powered by JazzHR

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