Automation Engineer

Interstates Sioux Center , IA 51250

Posted 2 months ago

Interstates is growing, and we are currently seeking an Automation Engineer to join our Support Team for our Sioux Center or Sioux Falls offices. The Automation Engineer will be responsible for control systems programming and implementation for our manufacturing clientele. Interstates seeks ambitious, innovative individuals with the ability to grow and maintain value-added relationships with our team and external customers.

Primary Job Duties and

  • Control System Programming: PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), and / or the HMI (Human Machine Interface), and databases, and thus could require programming in several PC languages.

  • Work within project teams consisting of clients, electrical engineers, control system programmers, and information system programmers to deliver integrated automation solutions.

  • Provide plant check-out, commissioning, and start-up services at customer sites.

  • Troubleshooting control system issues, helping support existing client applications, general client communication.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a related technical field

  • Or equivalent combination of education and related experience/training

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge in designing and developing control systems

  • Knowledge in HMI / SCADA programming, and PLC programming

  • Knowledge in the programming and configuration of Variable Frequency Drive

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Great communication (verbal, written, listening) and teamwork skills

  • Knowledge of manufacturing & mechanical systems

  • Ability to be on call for after hour customer support needs 5-10% of the time

Travel: This position is located in our Sioux Center or Sioux Falls office and travel may be required up to 25% of the time.

Interstates is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer and provides a drug free work environment.


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