PLC Application Engineer
Tesco Controls, Inc - Sacramento, CA

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The PLC Application Engineer must be capable of writing PLC programs, and associated Operator Interface Terminal (OIT) software, used to control water and/or wastewater processes. Responsible for the analysis, design, programming, debugging and modification of programmable logic for applications related to control water and/or wastewater processes. Verify all aspects of PLC & OIT functionality meet required project specifications and assist with the troubleshooting and programming of all TESCO products. Ability to train and provide assistance to other employees in the same department.

Essential Functions:
Write PLC operating program based upon control specification and/or Tesco standards to assure safe, reliable and optimal equipment operation.

Write (publish) concise operating instructions detailing; control parameters and their affects under normal and failure conditions, data constant (setpoint) assignments, digital and analog register usage.

Provide technical assistance (phone or job-site) to verify and/or modify PLC program.

Perform customer training and assist sales force with product presentations.

Work with sales, drafting, service, construction, customers, consulting engineering firm and/or architect to assure proper system layouts and designs.

Apply the attributes and process of current application development methodologys.

Analyze and interpret existing documentation to identify systems’ requirements.

Ensure assignments and work schedules follow policy and procedures.

Assist in the design of application development practices and procedures.

Evaluate current procedures and recommend changes to improve the efficiency of planning, documentation and execution of development activity.

Ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of internal and external contacts.

Assist in training other employees on any aspect above.

All other duties assigned.

Education and Experience:
At least 5+ years of related experience

BS degree in Engineering, Computer Technology, or related field and necessary experience or

Master’s degree in related field

Knowledge in programming major manufacturer (Allen-Bradley, Modicon) PLC & OIT

Understanding of computer operations, Microsoft Office

Working knowledge of instruments and electro-mechanical devices used for process control

Applied knowledge of personal computer based software used for generation and/or testing of supplied control and telemetry devices (i.e. radio, power meter)

About this company
Tesco Controls, Inc. is a manufacturer and integrator of control systems, design services, and field services in the water and wastewater...