Senior Controls Technology Specialist

Roeslein & Associates - St. Louis, MO3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $46,000 - $60,000 a year
The Senior Controls Technology Specialist will be responsible for providing on-site and remote technical support on Can Lines, Alternative Energy, and Process Energy projects to customers and Roeslein’s Mechanical and Systems Engineering teams. This will include leading or working independently or alongside the mechanical and controls commissioning teams, provide phone and email technical support to our customers, perform site assessments, provide emergency site visits, and provide on-site controls and mechanical upgrade installs and commissioning.

On Customer Site
Provide professional representation of the Operational Services Group, in daily functions that include, but not limited to customer training, commissioning and start up.
Provide leadership to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM’s) technicians that support customer plant commissioning and start‐up activities as required, as well as on‐going operations management after start‐up.
Modify, debug PLC software, and understand the various communication networks used.
Modify, and debug OEM and Roeslein HMI screens and Ignition application software.
Modify and debug OEM and Roeslein PLC controls, instruments and systems for industrial uses, including motors, VFD set-up parameters, and conveyance systems.
Direct activities to ensure that the operation conforms to functional specifications and customer requirements
Provide daily job site progress reports using Roeslein standard format.
Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and work in accordance with established safety and company requirements.
Travel domestically and internationally ranging from 30‐60% per year. This may require up to four (4) weeks on-site at a time during commissioning and start‐up; occasionally more.
Off Site
Independently work on technical assignments, such as participating in can and tooling design, can line equipment process audits, equipment specifications, equipment Pre‐Delivery Inspections (PDI’s) and equipment commissioning.
Participate in Project reviews with Project Teams including Engineering and Project Management
Provide technical review of manufacturing process layouts for any potential “bottleneck” problems and provide feedback to the Engineering Group.
Complete concise pre‐delivery inspection (PDI) reports using Roeslein standard format.
Drive continuous improvement throughout the department (i.e., ensuring PDI documentation is current).
Take a lead role in the development of comprehensive training programs for Can Lines, Process Energy, and Alternative Energy.
Provide support and direction to personnel in the Operational Services Group, and provide technical support to Business Development, Project Management, and Engineering.
Develop criteria and manage audits of existing manufacturing plants, including detailed reports and recommendations using Roeslein’s standard format.
Provide assistance in man‐hour, capital, and construction estimates, as it relates to can Operational Services task and Business Development for project proposals.
Develop and maintain relationships with employees at all locations.

Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organization’s goals.
Perform other duties assigned.

Work is performed in an office and in an uncontrolled atmosphere. Exposure to harsh conditions such as: dust, fumes, chemicals, hazardous materials, noise, and varying weather and temperatures—for short periods of time is possible. All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment in designated areas.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, grip, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk and hear. Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. on a regular basis is required.

Associates Degree in Engineering and 5 years of experience or a High School Diploma with 10 years of operational or maintenance experience in a manufacturing facility is required.
Prior experience in the can and/or lid manufacturing industry is a plus.
Knowledge of PLC programming and troubleshooting is preferred.
Must be able to read and comprehend electrical schematics.
Must have a good understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles; understanding of hydraulic systems and schematics is a plus.
Knowledge of compressed air systems, vacuum systems, cooling water systems, conveyor control, and other related manufacturing plant support systems is preferred.
Ability to troubleshoot machinery and production process problems is required.
Must be capable of working independently on technical problems with minimal guidance from the Operational Services management team or the Project Manager.
Must be able to apply knowledge from prior experience to new applications and new industries.
Must be able to present complex manufacturing concepts to customers with technical and non-technical backgrounds.
Must be able to effectively interact with co‐workers, clients, vendors, and other business contacts (e.g. Senior Management, Engineers, Maintenance and Operations).
Must be knowledgeable about many different production processes that can be applied to a variety of industries.
Computer skills and an in‐depth knowledge of Microsoft Office based programs are required.
Excellent communication skills; both oral and written is required.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Excellent organization and planning skills.
Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills.
Requires effective time management skills, personal conduct, and change management abilities.
Must comply with Roeslein & Associate’s core values for the safe and efficient operation of the business and maintain sound relationships among and with employees.

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