Conwed Plastics Controls & Instrumentation Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Description Summary of Responsibilities: The Controls and Instrumentation engineer leads in the specification, development and maintenance of control and measurement systems at all AMS manufacturing locations. Process control and instrumentation technology encompasses all manufacturing automation systems that predominantly use PLC's and visualization systems. This includes computer networks, distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), special controllers (drives, stand-alone controllers, safety systems, analyzers, etc.), IoT devices and infrastructure, and all associated field instruments. Position Responsibilities: Improve safety, reliability and efficiency through design. Identifies equipment/system controls needs (new and replacement), makes recommendations and prepares appropriation requests, including financial justifications. Implements system-wide machinery reliability and process variability reduction programs. Manages project deliverables including project status, costs, deadlines, specifications, procurement, installation, troubleshooting, commissioning, training and documentation. Collaborates with the plant and engineering team to ensure satisfactory designs and implementation of projects. Develops cost effective designs and drawings as may be required to the completion of the project. Prepares detailed schematic drawings using AutoCAD or similar programs. Manages third party project delivery. Prepares, uses and maintains of SWM's standard process control instrumentation, reliability and variability reduction best practices. Stays current concerning new research, technology, and design methodology and investigates their potential applications. Manages system(s) for management of files, documents, and data. Travels up to 50% both domestic and international. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Adheres to SWM Guiding Principles, policies and procedures. Additional duties as assigned. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in an applicable engineering field (EE preferred) with 10+ years of relevant experience in controls and instrumentation in an industrial manufacturing environment. Associates degree or trade school qualifications with 15+ years of relevant experience will also be considered. Knowledge and Skills: Well versed in current OSHA, NFPA, UL/CE and standards. Skilled in articulating complex system designs and concepts in an easily understandable manner. Effective personal and team management skills. Well versed managing vendors with the goals of confirming design suitability, adherence to SWM standards, and controlling cost. Well versed with in programming PLC and HMI Visualization systems across multiple platforms such as: Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Automation Direct Experienced in Industry 4.0 implementation with historical data collection and advanced analytics concepts such as those used with Rapid-Miner and PTC ThingWorx. Skills in industrial protocols such as: Ethernet, CAN-bus, I/O Link networks. Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at SWM, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. SWM International is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs.