Engineer, Application Senior (Michigan)
Mitsubishi Electric Automation - Northville, MI

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (MEAU) is seeking a Senior Application Engineer to execute engineering tasks and lead development activities when required to complete projects in the Engineering Group.

The tasks include, but are not limit to:
  • Demonstrating technical expertise in project execution
  • Developing solutions that satisfy Americas markets requirements
  • Executing engineering projects effectively and efficiently to meet project timing and budget requirements
  • Supporting customer projects on site when required
  • Conducting technology transfer classes and workshops
  • Working with Third Party Collaboration partners to enhance total solution capabilities (vision, sensing, motion, networking, software, etc.)
  • Collaborating with NADC (North American Development Center) to communicate the North American market technical requirements for hardware and software products
  • Interacting with MELCO development resources on joint projects when required
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Execute development activities to project plan;
  • Develop product migration / conversion solutions and strategy;
  • Provide technical support to customers, projects, and MEAU personnel on all Mitsubishi products and solutions
  • Implement technical projects at customer site
  • Provide engineering design services when required
  • Maintain technical documents and documentation on MEAU products and solutions
  • Investigate new technologies and solutions to help expand MEAU customer base and satisfy MEAU strategic plan;
  • Research competitive technologies in order to develop alternative technical solutions;
  • Provide technical training and educate other MEAU engineers on new technologies and solutions developed;
  • Develop integrated solutions with MEAU strategic partners and competitor products when required;
  • Conduct product and application testing / simulation;
  • Providing technical support to MEAU customer projects when necessary
  • Work with Marketing and Sales organizations to gather market requirements and Identify technical gaps and propose new project activities;
  • Participate in key industry organization technical committees when required;
  • Perform other job functions as assigned
Supervisory/Management Responsibilities
  • None
Travel Requirements
  • Up to 30% travel is required – Domestic and International
Essential Education, Skills and Experience
  • BS or higher degree in Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of experience in engineering development and application development of complex computer or PLC-based industrial automation systems.
    • Strong experience in PLC software development using Ladder Logic and other IEC-61131 programming languages is required.
    • Experience with high-level language programming is beneficial.
  • Experience specifying factory automation solutions in Automotive and/or other vertical markets.
  • Ability to work with a team of engineers and make technical decisions
  • Clear understanding of the system cost ramifications of design trade-offs, component selection, manufacturing techniques, design techniques, and test and qualification procedures.
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills.
Beneficial Education, Skills and Experience
  • Strong background in PLCs, VFDs, HMIs, Motion Control and networking
  • Knowledge and experience in process control and IEC 1131 programming standards
  • Some experience with PC hardware and software required with specific experience in industrial applications
  • Proficiency in MS, SQL and MS Project
  • C++ and Visual Basic programming knowledge
  • Ability to discuss customer application requirements on phone or in person
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer a business casual environment along with an excellent benefits and compensation package including 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

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