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Control System Engineer

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track. That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve. Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today.General Scope: Implement software modifications, analyzing software problems and constructing programming solutions. The Control System Engineer must have thorough knowledge of electrical design and engineering techniques. The candidate will devise new approaches to problems, modify drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering standards.Must be fully vaccinated for the Coronavirus by December 8, 2021.Position Summary:Write new software according to customer specificationsModify existing software according to customer specificationsTest and analyze programs.Document software changesWrite end-user documentationVersion controlSend software updates to customers on head software engineers behalfProvide customer supportWork directly with electrical engineering staff to develop hardware / software interface solutionsDevelopment of PLC programs for automated equipment.Development of HMI programs for automated equipment.Responsible for planning and conducting independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, * selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, products, procedures and criteria.Devise new approaches to problems, and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals, charts and graphs.Plan and conduct cost estimates.Specify control components.Ensure proper interdisciplinary coordination and effective communication on projects.Analyze reports, drawings, tests, and other data to plan and design work.Evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing, applyingknowledge of electricity, programming, and materials.Research, develop, design, and test a wide range of machinery, both as standard products and with custom features, according to requirements of individual customers.Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.Complete special projects upon requests and other duties may be assigned Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance) Education: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Systems Technology, Automation Technology, or Electrical Controls Engineering; or the equivalent in work experience. Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:Have 3-4 years of work experience in Engineering, Programming, or related fields (5+ years machine building, automation, integration, or other automation intensive industry sector is preferred).Have thorough knowledge of electrical design and engineering techniques.Skills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills:Analytical thinking skillsCreative thinking skills Ability to convert system requirements into software codeUnderstand function and data of sub systemsMust possess a valid passport. May be required to travel throughout the United States and Canada, and some overseas travel may be required.On-track safety training required.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.Ability to work with concepts such as limits, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Applicable Technical Competencies: Incumbent must have working knowledge and demonstrated abilities utilizing mechanical knowledge: Specific applications combined with knowledge competencies are as follows: Rating Level: 1-5 (1= minimum 5= Maximum) ApplicationRequired Level of proficiencyPreferred Level of proficiencyMicrosoft C / C++ Family Compilers55Microsoft Office Suite24C#55About Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals.PI177299342

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Control System Engineer, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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