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Automation / Controls Engineer - Manufacturing, Tape Solutions, Films & Fabrics

Company: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Location: Hoosick Falls
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.
We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.
The Controls Engineer has direct responsibility for implementing design and verification of new control system applications for Hoosick Falls. This includes equipment upgrades associated with the production of products at Hoosick Falls, NY.
The Controls Engineer is responsible for the full impact of his/her projects on the manufacturing operation, including Environmental, Health and Safety, Quality, and Cost. Application of LEAN tools (VSM, Visual Management, and 5S) and Project Management tools (Gant Chart, Management of Change) are critical aspects of this position. Definition and measurement of project savings are integral to this position. Development of procedures, maintenance documentation and training will be required on most projects.
The Controls Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager and have primary responsibility for the implementation of new controls projects and upgrades impacting Hoosick Falls equipment and facilities. The Controls Engineer will also have responsibility for leading the Management of Change Process for all activities affecting Hoosick Falls equipment and facilities.
Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide control engineering leadership for new developments in equipment and process. Identify savings opportunities; work with process engineering to quantify payback.
  • Perform on-site activities that include maintaining the Industrial Network, Ethernet systems, configuration of switches and routers, network integration with third party components, testing and troubleshooting networks, performing system tests with reports as required, and optimizing existing networks.
  • Suggest, plan and execute projects to improve equipment reliability, reduce cycle times, improve safety, reduce costs, improve quality, reduce scrap, maintain and improve facilities. Train personnel in use of project management tools.
  • Recommend and implement capital programs and write appropriation requests.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts for Capital Projects.
  • Negotiate with, supervise and coordinate work with outside suppliers and contractors.
  • Directs and coordinates construction, installation and maintenance activities to insure conformance of products and systems to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Participates in cost improvement/productivity improvement projects. Works on both short and long term projects of different varieties. Evaluation of alternate equipment suppliers and contractors.
  • Exhibits safety awareness and safe work practices. Suggest and implement safety improvements in the facilities. Perform Internal Audits as directed to support ISO9001/14001 programs.
  • Use SPC and other statistical methods to evaluate impact of proposed and completed projects.
  • Familiar with local building codes and OSHA/NEC regulations.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels both in and out of the plant.

    Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (electrical or mechanical)
      Work Experience/Requirements:
      • Minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing systems design or capital project engineering
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience in programming/developing/troubleshooting/configuring PLC, HMI, DCS, and SCADA software for control systems, including control panel designs and line integration
      • Proficiency with the following software: Rockwell, Autocad, Soildworks, SQL server, Panelview, RS view, FactoryTalk; Preferred.
        • Experience implementing and/or maintaining Allen-Bradley controls/controllers and PLCs (Siemens and Mitsubishi control system experience is a plus)
        • Experience with motion control to include Servo Drives, VFD's and Stepper Drives
        • Experience with Vision Systems and Robots is a plus
        • Knowledge in network infrastructure with a focus on how it relates to the automation systems
        • Strong ability to interpret electrical schematics and mechanical prints
          • Computer (PC), data collection, and analysis skills necessary to fulfill job responsibilities
          • Math skills necessary to fulfill job responsibilities (includes SPC, statistics, DOE, etc.)
          • General knowledge of manufacturing machinery and basic mechanical aptitude
            Who are We?Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world, Composite Systems is comprised of three business units including Films & Fabrics, Tape Solutions and Thin Films. Our ambition is to provide innovative solutions that combine material science, processing technology and design to save energy, provide protection, improve comfort, and give peace-of-mind to our customers. Our unique performance is delivered by passionate people, empowered to collaborate closely with our customers and solve their toughest challenges. Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones. With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths. Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality. Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Composites, and together, let's protect what matters most!
            Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicantsfor employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genderidentity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status,amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and locallaws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities andsupports the hiring of veterans.

Keywords: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Albany , Automation / Controls Engineer - Manufacturing, Tape Solutions, Films & Fabrics, Engineering , Hoosick Falls, New York

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