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Project Associate- Automation

Company: Haskell
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Livermore Office
Livermore, CA 94551, USA
Description Haskell is looking for a Project Associate - Automation to join us in our Livemore, CA office! The Project Associate - Automation will be responsible for most design aspects of a project including electrical design, PLC and HMI development, and data collection and reporting operations. They will develop and review the design budget, schedule, and scope of work in support of project development under the supervision of a Senior Engineer or Design Manager. They will independently manage vendor design and deliverable schedules and serve as primary day-to-day contact between vendor and project team. They will also perform automation system commissioning and startup with very limited or no supervision. - The Consumer and Packaged Goods (CPG) Group at Haskell supports core markets throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and the Asia Pacific Region. Providing construction, architecture, and engineering 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 knowledgeable team members that work together, providing the best solutions to our clients with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and experience. By joining the CPG team, you will become a part of a close-knit family that is ready to help support each other and our clients and a unique opportunity to build your skills, provide knowledge and create things that matter. Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptual Design:
  • Prepare/update Control System Architecture Drawings
  • Prepare man-hour estimates for completion of the project
  • Design:
  • Design low voltage (typically 480VAC and lower) power and control systems for automated process or packaging applications including control panels, HMI Stations, motor control centers, safety systems, and automation network design.
  • Prepare scopes of work, bills of material, specifications, and other necessary project installation documents.
  • Review and modify electrical drawings to ensure quality and functionality.
  • Develop functional specifications/sequence of operations.
  • Develop PLC application software.
  • Develop HMI application software.
  • Develop data collection and reporting software.
  • Construction/Startup Support:
  • Answer RFI's (Request for Information) from contractors and vendors.
  • Supervision of construction and check-out of control system panels and components in vendor's facilities.
  • Update and maintain installation punch list to track contractor progress/issues.
  • 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 performance runs with product.
  • Document and maintain proper records of all design changes made during installation and startup to serve as a basis for the development of record drawings for the control system.
  • Provide ongoing technical and troubleshooting support as requested by clients as on-going support after startup.
  • Flexibility to travel for installations and onsite startup is required. The average travel expectation is up to 30%. 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 remaining, 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 for scheduling.
  • Professional Development:
  • The pursuit of a Professional Engineering License is encouraged.
  • Leadership:
  • Mentor other staff members on learned technical job skills. Education/Experience:
    • Degreed Engineer in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field with 5 to 10 years of experience in industrial controls design.
    • Experience in the food, pharmaceutical, beverage, or consumer products industries is preferred. - Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications, Etc..:
      • Ability to understand and generate electrical designs/schematics for automation and control systems.
      • PLC programming in RSLogix5000 for Allen-Bradley is required, other platforms are desired.
      • HMI programming in one of the following is required: Allen-Bradley, Wonderware, or Ignition
      • Ability to develop simple sketches and drawings and provide verbal instructions to communicate and define design requirements.
      • Ability to use basic electrical instruments such as multimeters required
      • Experience in other software programming languages is very desirable.
      • Experience in MSSQL Schema and development is very desirable.
      • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
      • Flexibility is required 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 interpersonal 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. 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)

Keywords: Haskell, Livermore , Project Associate- Automation, Other , Livermore, California

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