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Jr Automation Controls Engineer

San Antonio, TX
Junior Automation Engineer’s primary responsibility is to learn through working alone on assigned tasks or by assisting the Automation Engineer / Sr. Automation Engineer in providing technical support, problem solving issues, maintenance, and modifications of the Distributed Control System (DCS). 

Focused on continuous improvement for all plant automation systems. Works closely with the Automation Engineering / Senior Automation Engineer to provide support to the Production, Engineering and Maintenance groups regarding deployment and management of network integration for cement plant control systems.  Often referred to as Jr. Controls Engineer in other industries.

BA/BS degree in engineering or related discipline (BSEE degree preferred), required.

Knowledge of DCS systems, RSLogix, Modicon PLC's, Allen Bradley and other PLC's  
  • 2 years cement plant experience, preferred
  • Experience with the tools / software used to manage the technologies associated with control systems such as PLC’s, variable frequency drives and interfaces, PID loops, SCADA and other microprocessor-based equipment.
  • Must be proficient using test instruments, meters, high voltage testers, power tools and hand tools. 
  • Experience troubleshooting VFDs, DC drives, PLC systems, networking hardware, and computers.
Other Skills:
  • Ability to read electrical prints desired, willingness to learn is required.
  • Familiarity with Instrumentation, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems.
  • Must have a strong interest in automation and process controls.
  • Experience supporting or testing LANs, VLANs, Windows Servers and Operator stations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications.
  • Good analytical problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, adjust to changing priorities and complete tasks within timelines.
  • Willingness to keep current with and learn new skills and technologies.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Possess good analytical and troubleshooting skills.
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