Process Automation Engineer - Models

Roanoke, VA 24001

Posted: 03/24/19 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Engineer Job Number: 19030702 - APM Compensation: $70,000 - $100,000 per year

JOB #: 19030702 - APM

KEY WORDS: Automation Control, Mechanical Engineering, Steelmaking, Design & Commission

JOB DESCRIPTION: Design, review, and commission algorithms and assign functions that characterize the electro-mechanical operation of industrial machinery, mainly metal rolling mills.

Our client is rapidly growing in their Industrial Division, this is an ideal time to join and become a part of this industry while taking the next steps in your career objectives.

Job Duties:
• Create algorithms and assign functions that characterize the electro-mechanical operation of industrial machinery, mainly metal rolling mills
• Review and confirm the algorithms and assign functions utilizing computer simulation of mechanical processes and/or review of empirical data from operating machinery
• Adopt confirmed mathematical algorithms and assign functions to design and implement software which develops control system setup and operating parameters that facilitate advanced automatic computer-based control of industrial machinery
• Administer regular, precise and considered commissioning status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
• Interface with project engineering team to ensure inter-operation of software modules into overall project
• Administer and/or support simulation to verify satisfy project requirements
• Administer and/or support simulation to verify the Human Machine Interface satisfies project requirements
• Support client witness of unit and system test as needed
• Recommend improvements to test procedures to better identify where software does not meet all project requirements for assigned scope of work
• Support commissioning activities at client facilities required and authorized 

Benefits:
• Comprehensive Benefits Package.
• Growing company, top 10 company in their field

Job Requirements:
• BS in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent via education and/or work experience
• 2 years’ experience in designing and/or commissioning process automation/models’ software in heavy industry, such as steelmaking, aluminum, or other process industries
• 2 years’ High-Level Programming Language, such as C++ and object-oriented programming experience using the Microsoft development environment
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Demonstrated successful and positive personal leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
• Demonstrated successful working relationships with clients, suppliers, and other internal and external contacts
• Demonstrated continuous improvement in areas of responsibility
• Proficiency in MS Office
• Availability to travel, domestically and internationally, approximately 15%, sometimes with limited notice

Job Desirables:
• MS in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering
• Research project or thesis in the areas of mathematical modeling, finite element analysis, or thermodynamics
• Work experience as research assistant, intern, or co-op in the above areas
• Work experience designing and/or maintaining hot or cold rolling control systems or metal strip processing line control systems
• Experience in international field engineering assignments

Educational Requirements:
• BS in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent via education and/or work experience

FOR OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AND TO REGISTER WITH TRISTAFF, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.tristaff.com

Molly Whalen

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