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Design Associate - Automation

Company: Haskell
Location: Livermore
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

Haskell is seeking a Design Associate - Automation to join our team in our Livermore, CA office! The Design Associate will be responsible for developing and implementing PLC and HMI software as well as the electrical design utilizing PLCs, instrumentation, valve controls, and motor controls while ensuring it is technically sound and meets project specifications and requirements. This position generally involves introductory software work including HMI screen development, basic PLC structure, and the lower level PLC operations. There may be some limited exposure to electrical design as well. Participate in startup work with supervision by senior-level automation and process engineers. The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Group at Haskell supports core markets throughout the U.S., as well as Mexico and the Asia Pacific Region. Providing architecture, engineering and construction for over 55 years in the food and beverage, consumer products, and beer, wine and spirits markets, we work closely with many Fortune 500 companies providing our industry knowledge and expertise. Our CPG team is a melting pot of industry-leading experts and diverse, knowledgeable and experienced team members who work together to provide the best solutions to our clients. By joining the CPG team, you will become a part of a close-knit family ready to support each other and our clients. We offer a unique opportunity to build your skills, provide knowledge and create things that matter. Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptual Design
    • Assist with the development of supporting documentation for proposals.
    • Design
      • Design low voltage (typically 480VAC and lower) power and control systems for automated process or packaging applications including control system panels, motor control center design, safety systems, and automation network design.
      • Prepare scopes of work, bills of material, specifications, and other necessary project documents.
      • Review, check and hand-edit electrical drawings.
      • Develop PLC application software.
      • Develop HMI application software.
      • Construction/Startup Support
        • Answer RFIs (Request for Information).
        • Supervision of construction and check-out of control system panels and components in vendor's facilities.
        • Provide informal training to the client operating and maintenance personnel related to process system operation and control system maintenance.
        • Commission control system: conduct point to point checks, perform trial performance runs, and perform performance runs with product.
        • Document and maintain proper records of all design changes made during installation and startup work, to serve as a basis for the development of as-installed control system drawings and documents.
        • Update and maintain installation punch list to track contractor progress/issues.
        • Provide ongoing technical and troubleshooting support as requested by clients as on-going support after startup.
        • Flexibility for travel for installations and onsite startup is required. The average travel expectation is up to 50%. Some periods of heavy travel should be expected.
        • Project Management
          • Provide supervisors and project managers with reports on project progress with respect to work completed and work still required, actual time requirements, versus estimates, and technical matters related to startup and/or client service.
          • Profitability/ Planning/Scheduling
            • Coordinate with the project manager to maximize project profitability. Work to develop technical skills to maximize execution efficiency.
            • Maintain close contact and coordination with supervisor and project managers concerning all internal and external activity and scheduling
            • Professional Development
            • Pursuit of a P.E. License is encouraged.
            • Leadership
              • Works as part of a larger team, not an independent island. Is flexible and willing to quickly move between projects as needed to assist in meeting the project schedule. Education/Experience:
                • Degreed Engineer in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering or related field is preferred with 0-5 years of experience in industrial controls design. Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications, Etc.:
                  • Ability to develop simple sketches and drawings and provide verbal instructions to define design requirements.
                  • Ability to use basic electrical instruments.
                  • Experience in software programming is very desirable.
                  • Ability to work independently.
                  • Ability to adjust to changing timelines and meet deadlines.
                  • Ability to understand and adhere to both company and client design standards.
                  • Excellent skills in time management, organization, and analytics.
                  • Must be able to communicate in an objective and concise manner with supervisor(s), project managers, process engineers, suppliers, clients, and others, both orally and in writing, as related to job duties.
                  • Must exhibit sound inter-personal skills and maintain amiable professional relationships with all company, client, and related business personnel.
                  • Must be self-motivated with regard to the completion of assigned tasks and in obtaining new work from supervisors.
                  • Basic understanding of hydraulics, fluid flow, pneumatics, and electric circuits. (Hydraulics and fluid flow knowledge applies to the process automation discipline only) Haskell is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities). All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Haskell is a drug-free workplace, all applicants who receive conditional offers of employment will be subjected to pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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