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Application Engineer II - Factory Automation Solutions

Location: Detroit, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 1/17/2018
Job ID: 02535682
Job Description


Our client, an industry leader in factory automation products and solutions, is seeking an Application Engineer II to join a team of smart, dedicated, technical experts who are not only the best in their fields, but are committed to a tradition of technical leadership and innovation.

Under the supervision of Manager/Team Leader, execute engineering tasks and the development activities when required to complete projects in the Engineering Group. We are looking for an experienced programmer to create solutions with PLC, HMI, Motion, networking, and high-level language programming.

The tasks include, but are not limited to:
•    Developing solutions that satisfy America’s markets requirements, especially for automotive industry.
•    Supporting projects on site when required
•    Conducting technology transfer classes and workshops
•    Working with Third Party Collaboration partners to enhance total solution capabilities (vision, sensing, motion, networking, software, etc.)
•    Interacting with company development resources on joint projects when required

Position Duties and Responsibilities
•    Execute development activities to project plan;
•    Provide technical support to customers, projects, and company personnel on all company products and solutions
•    Implement technical projects at customer site
•    Provide engineering design services when required
•    Maintain technical documents and documentation on company products and solutions
•    Research competitive technologies in order to develop alternative technical solutions;
•    Provide technical training and educate other company engineers on new technologies and solutions developed;
•    Develop integrated solutions with company strategic partners and competitor products when required;
•    Conduct product and application testing / simulation;
•    Providing technical support to company customer projects when necessary
•    Work with Marketing and Sales organizations to gather market requirements and Identify technical gaps and propose new project activities;
•    Perform other job functions as assigned

Travel Requirements
•    Up to 25% travel is required – Domestic and International

Required Skills
•    Experience specifying factory automation solutions in Automotive and/or other vertical markets
•    Ability to work with a team of engineers and make technical decisions
•    Clear understanding of the system cost ramifications of design trade-offs, component selection, manufacturing techniques, design techniques, and test and qualification procedures.
•    Excellent written & verbal communications skills
•    Strong background in PLCs, VFDs, HMIs, Motion Control, Robot and networking in Siemens/Rockwell/Mitsubishi platform
•    Knowledge and experience with ICONICS, Wonderware, and/or other industry standard SCADA software
•    Ability to read and create electrical control drawings, i.e. AutoCAD skills
•    Proficiency in Excel, SQL DB and database principles
•    C/C++, .NET(C#,VB), VB programming knowledge
•    Ability to discuss customer application requirements on phone or in person

Required Experience
•    BS or higher degree in Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
•    5+ years of experience in engineering development and application development of complex computer or PLC-based industrial automation systems
o    Strong experience in PLC software development using Ladder Logic, FBD and other IEC-61131 programming languages is required.
o    Experience with high-level language programming is beneficial



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