Automation Controls Engineer

Gleason Works, The Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 months ago

About Gleason Gleason is a global, advanced manufacturing company in the Gear Services Industry that helps some of the most recognized companies in the world solve problems. Our storied success comes from a shared belief in rolling up our sleeves and doing the hard work of solving complex challenges, executing well and implementing technology to help our customers achieve their objectives. Working for Gleason, you will be connected to work that matters, putting your expertise to its best use while developing skills for the future. The result is a career defined by you, supported by Gleason and built on tangible accomplishments. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you are interested in being part of our team, there are a few things you should know: We are energized by challenges and the effort needed to solve them. We like working with people who are positive, adaptable and growth-minded. We care how work gets accomplished and are deeply invested in the success of our customers and colleagues. If this sounds like you, we invite you to read on and learn more.

Gleason offers Total Gear Solutions to its global customer base. We are a leader in the development and manufacture of production systems for all types of gears including design software for gears and power transmission systems, gear production machinery, metrology systems, automation solutions, related equipment, and plastic gears. The competence center for automation that provides material handling, machine tending, and automated assembly solutions is located in Rochester, NY. We are looking for an automation controls engineer to join the team.

Position Summary:

The person in this role will develop, test, and optimize PLC, HMI, and robot programs for the systems manufactured at Gleason Automation Systems in Rochester, NY. The automation controls engineer is a key member of the project team from order to final acceptance and supports sales and field service to ensure that we meet customer expectations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop PLC, HMI and robot programs for new system requirements using multiple brands of controls hardware and various software languages (Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Fanuc, Kuka, ABB, Denso)

  • Collaborate with our hardware controls engineers on component selection and design

  • Collaborate with our mechanical engineers on solution design using robot simulation tools

  • Test electromechanical devices of the assembled system

  • Verify software functions and validate overall system operation

  • Support field service personnel

  • Manage tasks and project deliverables in accordance with project schedule

  • Drive continuous improvement in software development and testing to exceed customer specifications

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Proficiency with PLC, HMI and robot programming for industrial automation equipment.

  • Experience with information systems as applied to industrial automation equipment.

  • Experience with automation components e.g., sensors, pneumatics, vision systems

  • Proficiency with networking communications e.g., EtherNet/IP, ProfiNet

  • Ability to collaborate with other engineers and disciplines to communicate technical information and effectively contribute to meetings, discussions and brainstorming sessions

  • Strong electromechanical aptitude

  • Must be able to work productively within a team environment

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proven ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in computer science or electrical engineering with emphasis on controls programming and industrial automation or equivalent work experience.

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%

OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that would need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager or supervisor.

DISCLAIMER

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an all inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements or duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.

OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that would need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager or supervisor.

DISCLAIMER

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an all inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements or duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.

Gleason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to age, disability, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, victim of domestic violence status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Other details

  • Job Family GWR & GSAC

  • Job Function Indirect

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • Gleason Automation Systems, 1000 University Avenue, Rochester, New York, United States of America

  • Rochester, NY, USA

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