Automation Engineer

Schlumberger

Full Time
Sugar land, TX
Posted 3 months ago

Automation Engineers are responsible to design, develop, document, test, and commission automation systems within constraints such as development cost, product quality, product safety, and time. In this job, the engineer is expected to work effectively with other engineering domains, such as mechanical, electrical, and IT, to solve cross domain problems that automate equipment, processes and business workflows related to the use of sensors, actuators, software and IT infrastructure to accomplish a specific task.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create intuitive human-machine interfaces using FactoryTalk ME, Siemens WinCC and Ignition ;
  • Program and debug ladder logic and structure text code on multiple PLC platforms (Allen-Bradley MicroLogix/CompactLogix/ControlLogix, Siemens Step 7 and Beckhoff TwinCAT);
  • Set up and tune VFDs and servo drives for smooth operations;
  • Design and implement Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)/Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) according to ISA 95/IEC 62264 standard;
  • Collaborate with process experts to design and implement process control systems in continuous manufacturing environment;
  • Develop and deploy web applications using a range of technologies (VueJs, .NET, GraphQL, SQL, etc.);
  • Manage and support automation projects that involve cross functional teams such as manufacturing, sustaining and IT teams;
  • Support senior technical team in the creation of a technical roadmap for manufacturing;

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS / MS / PhD in Science or Engineering with software experience or education;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant industry experience for external hire to be considered for a Senior Level;
  • Experience in PLC Systems (Allen-Bradley, Siemens and Beckhoff) and PLC programming is a plus;
  • Proficiency in reading detailed electrical schematics;
  • Experience in Human-Machine Interfaces (FactoryTalk ME, Siemens WinCC and Ignition);
  • Proficiency in at least one general purpose language (Python, C, C++, JavaScript, C#, Java, etc.);
  • General understanding of web technologies (API, database, server, etc.);
  • Experience working independently in a large software setting;
  • Excellent communication skills, with proven record of technical mentoring and technical writing;
  • Expertise in industry standards for automation.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship.
  • Behavior:
    • Possesses a high degree of initiative;
    • Adaptable and willing to learn new technologies;
    • Keeps abreast of key developments in relevant technologies and existing standards;
    • Able to work under pressure;
    • Excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills;
    • Practices effective listening techniques;
    • Able to work independently or as part of a team;
    • Effectively analyzes and solves problems with attention to the root cause.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

Schlumberger is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor- priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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Job CategoryApplied Mathematics, Automation, Computer Science, Data Management, Electrical, Engineering, Hardware/Software Support, Information Technology, Management, Manufacturing, Mathematical/Statistical Skills, Mechanical, Project Management, Public Relations, Quality Control, Software Development

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