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Job Title:  Automation & Controls Engineer

Requisition ID:  5471

Richmond, KY, US, 40475

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

The Automation and Controls Engineer is responsible for design, development, evaluation, analysis, selecting and ordering equipment that is most appropriate and cost effective for the manufacture of company products and systems.  Oversees the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of manufacturing equipment/processes/systems.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned or requested:

  1. Implements PLC, Robot, and PC controlled HMI interface logic changes
  2. Provides technical support to maintenance and operations
  3. Supports production with respect to throughput, safety, scrap, quality, ergonomics, and flexibility
  4. Implements manufacturing process improvements
  5. Coordinate electrical control equipment build, installation and training
  6. Create detailed product and equipment drawings packages
  7. Check vendor drawings for accuracy


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in engineering or industrial technology and at least 3 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment in an automation engineer role.
  • Must have a demonstrable ability to:
    • Program, and debug, Allen-Bradley SLC, CompactLogix and ControlLogix platforms.
    • Develop PLC based Ethernet communications and control
    • Develop HMI applications for Panelview devices
    • Generate complicated schematics utilizing AutoCad drafting software
    • Interpret complicated, vendor supplied electrical/electronic schematics
    • Justify, plan and execute capital expenditure requests
    • Coordinate skilled labor teams in the performance of projects
    • Ability to interpret, and apply, NEC codes to an industrial facility


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A BS degree in electrical engineering and 5 year’s engineering experience in a battery manufacturing facility
  • Ability to debug / troubleshoot Allen Bradly / Siemens S7 PLC programming
  • Ability to develop HMI packages with Visual Studio and Factory Talk components
  • Familiarity with Ethernet based OPC data transfer
  • Ability to debug / troubleshoot Fanuc Robot programming
  • Ability to apply DMAIC, and SPC based quality principles


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of manufacturing procedures and operations, product design, environmental issues / regulations, control, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Proficient with programming software - RSLogix 500 PLC Programming Software; RSLogix 5000 PLC Programming Software Utilizing Ladder, SFC, and Structured Text; RSLinx for OPC Data Transfer; VB.Net / VB 2010 / Visual Studio 2010 Programming Environments
  • Additional programming software preferred – Siemens S7 Programming Software Utilizing Ladder, SFC, Control Block and Structured Text
  • Understanding of VFD and VFD controls

General Job Requirements

  • Generic


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Secondary Market: Lexington

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