Controls Engineer

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016

PACCAR Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium and heavy-duty truck parts sold under the Kenworth, and Peterbilt nameplates. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company s truck manufacturing divisions and PACCAR Parts service parts division with high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Dynacraft has two manufacturing facilities in Algona, WA and Louisville, KY.

This position will be responsible for theapplication, evaluation, development, project management, commissioning, andsystem management of manufacturing industrial automation and control systems. The ideal candidate is experienced in Lean Manufacturingand is proactive in taking action in leading quality improvement and will havedemonstrated success in making lasting improvements. Fact-based decisionmaking is a requirement for success.

Evaluate and troubleshoot facility and manufacturing control systems consisting of PLCs, AC and DC drives, computer controls, and HMI interfaces as well as traditional contactor type controls and process instrumentation.
Design and implement improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of existing plant and manufacturing control systems and equipment.
Design control systems and prepare drawings, specifications, and scopes of work.
Write new or modify existing PLC programs and make system hardware recommendations to resolve operation problems, improve processes, and implement new project designs to support factory initiatives and continuous improvement.
Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems and maintain appropriate PLC and computer software/hardware information.
Interface with ITD and upper level computer system personnel to ensure proper application of computer controls and database instructions.
Provide electrical engineering, hardware design, systems integration, PLC programming, motion programming, HMI configuration, component specification, project management, and start-up and commissioning of capital projects.
Support and assist Maintenance personnel in troubleshooting, testing, modifying, and installing electrical equipment and control systems.
Support and participate in implementation of and improvements to Manufacturing Execution System.
May perform other related duties as assigned.

B.S. Electrical Engineering degree or appropriate major required. MBA or Masters in Engineering preferred.
PE license preferred.
Three to five years demonstrated control experience gained through related assignments required.
Advanced knowledge and skill in programming with Rockwell Automation Software including ControlLogix/RSLogix 5000, SLC 500/RSLogix 500, EtherNet/IP Design and Configuration, RS View and PanelView and PanelBuilder 32.
Experience with integration of ABB and Fanuc Robotics Automation Systems preferred.
Advanced knowledge of automated material conveyance systems utilizing VFD s, PLC s, and moti...

Additional Benefits

PACCAR offers an excellent benefits package.