Drive & Controls Engineer
Experis - Gary, IN

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We currently have an excellent opening for an Electrical Lead Field Engineer. We are looking to bring this person in to a growing environment which will allow for room to grow not only financially but professionally as well. This is an immediate need so if you are interested please call me as soon as possible any time on my cell so we can go over all the details and set up an interview.

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630-414-1637 Cell

The Lead Field Engineer Drives and Controls is a key member of our field service team and responsible for a variety of billable tasks. The LFE will utilize their electrical engineering background, a combination of education and experience, to safely perform a variety of billable and non-billable tasks ranging from engineering consulting, project management and field maintenance on Drives and Process systems across a wide range of industries.

This is a field based position and carries with it a requirement to maintain a minimum billable time as well as a potential for significant travel. The position reports to the District Service Manager but will work closely with local Team Leader and field engineers across the Chicago District.

Essential Responsibilities:
EHS actively participate in EHS and develop a thorough understanding of EHS Policies and Procedures. Conduct work activities in a compliant manner adhering to the highest level of personal safety.

Engineering Consulting Utilize engineering and industry knowledge to analyze customers drives and control systems and their critical process. Develop detailed recommendations and reports, working with customer to ensure that the proposed design changes and contractual commitment have been met.

Field Engineering Utilize a variety of test equipment to start-up, commission and repair and other OEMs Drives and Control equipment, such as, but not limited to: analog and digital, LV/MV AC/DC, standalone and coordinated drive systems as well as PLC Controllers in Steel, Paper, Chemical and other heavy industries. Plan, prepare and/or instruct both internal and external resources on drive start-up and maintenance outages.

General Develop and expand technical knowledge and expertise. Actively participate in key industry organizations (AIST, IEEE, TAPPI, etc.) and or have thorough understanding of critical industry standards.

Administrative Duties Utilize internal systems to complete all administrative duties in a timely manner, such as, but not limited to: scheduling, time sheets, expense processing, fleet reporting, purchase order creation and processing, etc. Attend and participate in key team meetings. Complete all site safety reports, technical report and field service reports in a timely manner.

Qualifications / Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline from a 4-year university, accredited program.
Minimum of 7 years of field engineering experience installing, troubleshooting and maintaining drive and control systems in Paper, Steel, Chemical or other heavy industrial applications.
Minimum of 2 year of field design experience working with drive and control systems in Paper, Steel, Chemical or other heavy industrial applications.
Minimum of 3 years leading projects and or engineering teams.

Desired Characteristics

Previous experience working on drives systems: Analog/Digital Siltrons, AC/DC300, AC/DC2000, AC/DC Innovation, AV/DV300, TM10, TMDC and Durability.
Master Controller/PLC experience on DMC Controller, Series-Six, 90/30 PLC, 90/70 PLC, RX3i PLC, RX7i PLC, IOS, Stand Controller, and Innovation Controller.
Experience on HMI systems for Simplicity, MMI, MM2000, and Reviews.
Operator Station programming experience on Intelligent Platform Products: Quick Panel, Simplicity Operator Stations or AB Panel View/RSView.
Programming and Application knowledge in Steel Rolling and Processing including by not limited to: Gauge & Tension Control, Mass Flow, Hot Mill, Cold Mill, Galvanizing Lines, Pickling Lines, Tension Leveling Lines.
Previous experience working on other OEMs drive and control equipment: Allen Bradley, ABB, Siemens, Robocon, TMEIC, Toshiba, etc.
Background in programming and troubleshooting drives/PLCs and understanding of key communication protocols (DLAN, ISBUS, ProfiBus, BacNet, etc).
Troubleshooting of generators, motor exciter and synchronous motors.
Knowledge and previous experience working on electrical distribution equipment.
Detailed orientated with excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Experience working in a fast paced environment with excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and meet key deadlines.
Ability to work independently but also work within team.
Effective oral and communication skills.
Strong PC Skills Specifically MS Office Suite: MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Power PointExperis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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