Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer

Full TimeProfessional

Requisition ID: 2765

Landus is currently seeking an Automation Engineer. The Automation Engineer is a technical position with responsibility to support specialty areas within the automation and network domains. Would you consider yourself reliable and detail-oriented? Then come join our team!

We are seeking a motivated individual who can solve business problems and ensure that technology across all areas interoperates at an appropriate level. Specialty areas include PLC’s, PCs and sensors, with ability to help in WAN/LAN Networks. At Landus Cooperative, you’ll find a fun team atmosphere and a stable career that offers excellent benefits for full-time employees!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Includes but not limited to the following:
•Support of the PLCs and applications for Grain, Agronomy and Animal Nutrition
•Recommend and plan PLC and automation software upgrades
•Modify PLC programs to achieve desired results
•Fix PLC hardware errors and help electricians and Landus Cooperative operations staff with sensor replacement, and recommend replacement technologies for failing devices
•Plan automation maintenance activities with operations
•Analyze problems and determine a resolution
•Support of local networks including fiber optic, copper based ethernet and wireless
•Recommend and install LAN upgrades and security measures
•Provide technical support to vendors working in support of Business Units
•Bring critical systems online to minimize the financial impact from outages
•Document network, equipment, logic controllers, and software applications including complex electrical drawings as needed
•Manage vendors and contractors to complete assigned tasks
•Evaluate IT efficiencies of the plant, recommend, program, and implement new features and functions
•Train users on the use of automation software as needed
•Manage inventory and backups of automation equipment
•Build PCs to Landus Cooperative specifications and required applications
•Provide 24/7 on call support in rotation and as additional times require

Required Qualifications:
•Valid driver’s license
•Ability to define problems
•Ability to read and interpret documents

Preferred Qualifications: 
•Bachelor’s degree (B.S/B.A) in computer science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Mathematics is preferred and at least 5 years of experience and proven competency in specialty areas. We will accept also a combination of degrees and work experience. Electricians license for industrial controls and Alan Bradley certifications preferred.

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Posted on

November 17, 2021