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PLC Engineer

Eugene, OR, USA

PPS

PPS is seeking a qualified PLC Engineer (Electrical Engineer or PLC Electrician) for our aluminum extrusion facility near Eugene, Oregon. The PLC Engineer will be tasked with designing, programming, and troubleshooting control systems for industrial equipment and other automation projects- particularly PLCs, HMIs, and servo systems.

This is a full-time, permanent Direct Hire position with an excellent starting pay rate, second-to-none benefits, and a high ceiling for growth!  

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day technical advice, problem solving and support to operations and maintenance by applying engineering principles, tools, and skills to solve problems to root cause.
  • Knowledge of applicable electrical safety codes.
  • Ensuring immediate equipment functionality and supporting the implementation of long-term improvement strategies.
  • Reviewing or participating in existing equipment modifications or new equipment installations (capex) and ensuring compliance with appropriate engineering standards.
  • Developing and implementing engineering solutions to eliminate repetitive equipment failures.
  • Facilitating the improvement of equipment reliability through reducing failures and turnaround times for planned and unplanned events.
  • Leading/Facilitating risk assessment and value analysis to make accurate engineering decisions for repair/replace/redesign.
  • Identifying and/or implementing new ideas and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Managing contractor activities to support the implementation of critical equipment repairs or modifications.
  • Conveying technical ideas and concepts to support plant objectives and goals.
  • Designing, troubleshooting, and understanding various PLC systems and other low voltage power distribution systems.
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating equipment files, programs, and drawings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Interact with other engineers, shop floor fabricators, management, and customers.
  • Create electrical schematics, panel layouts, and bills of materials for machine control systems.
  • Responsible for facility electrical systems and ensuring all systems meet regulatory requirements.
  • Provide direction to Skilled Electrical Trades Personnel on multiple shifts and will provide electrical/controls leadership and technical troubleshooting skills for critical manufacturing equipment in the manufacturing of extruded aluminum products.
  • Applying sound principles and techniques in the design, development, or testing of electronic systems, equipment, products, and facilities.
  • Plan and support installation of process equipment modifications including the management of schedules and costs.
  • Track equipment downtime, occurrence frequency and develop preventative/predictive programs to improve performance.
  • Control and maintain equipment drawings, program security and equipment specs/spare parts.

Qualifications:

  • Skills and training normally obtained from undergraduate or graduate engineering programs with emphasis on Electrical Engineering and PLC controls. Progress toward professional registration is a plus if demonstrated.
  • Proven ability to exercise independent judgement and action.
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or a licensed journeyman with General Supervising Electrician Certification.
  • Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in a manufacturing / plant environment.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must pass drug test and criminal background check.

 

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