Engineer 4 in Mechanic Falls, ME at ITW

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Automation Controls Engineer

Electro Static Technology, is an ITW Company and the world leader in passive static control solutions, solves industry challenges posed by static charges in many of today’s sophisticated machines from printers and copiers to sensitive medical equipment, aerospace
systems, and automated electronics manufacturing equipment, process machines, kiosks, and many other applications. Our years of research, engineering, and field experience help you integrate the most cost-effective solution for your application. You can be
sure of receiving maximum performance, reliability and technical support.




Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Automation Controls Engineer will design and implement a wide variety of automation and control systems with major focus on software and/or hardware system integration. Design, test, and oversee implementation of new
and retrofit process automation projects and equipment to manufacturing floor. Troubleshoot existing systems for hardware, software, and electrical problems. Identify opportunities to improve process efficiency and create strategies and solutions to accomplish
identified process improvements.





  • Design and implement a wide variety of automation and control systems to complete specific manufacturing tasks.
  • Develop controls, functional specifications and system integration requirements for equipment to meet manufacturing requirements
  • Effectively troubleshoot current machine control software & hardware inclusive of HMI’s, PLC’s, VFD’s, Servos, IO and Safety devices in order to maintain process capability for automated production equipment and lines
  • Develop and implement upgrades to production equipment using continuous improvement methodologies to increase efficiency and improve quality.
  • Develop PLC and HMI applications to meet manufacturing needs and specifications.
  • Lead or participate in projects for cost reduction process improvements to address quality issues and/or reduce production cycle times.    Coordinate project integration schedule, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Review and prepare budget and cost estimates for equipment and control expenditures.
  • Conduct initial training for manufacturing personnel on equipment
  • Assist in keeping equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services as required; follow manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; request special services.
  • Research supplier products for assembly components.
  • Review, repair and/or redesign legacy code.
  • Other job duties as assigned by Manager


Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related (BSEE preferred) and/or Computer Science with equivalent automation experience.
  • Background in Automation Systems, Mechanical Processes, and Process Control Systems.
  • Strong knowledge of design, specification and implementation of software and/or hardware systems.
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (e.g. Allen Bradley, Siemens, Parker, Delta Tau)
  • Familiarity with various vision systems (e.g. Cognex, Keyence, etc.)
  • Understanding and experience in industrial electrical control systems, servos, inverters, machine and systems architecture and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, machine / motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, robotics, programming, and system integration
  • Understanding of UL and OSHA regulations
  • Good investigative and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to think logically and methodically.
  • Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Decision making ability coupled with the ability to work independently, within group, and be proactive to drive projects to completion