06 Oct
PLC Programmer- Chicago
Illinois, Chicago

Vacancy expired!

Provides technical support, creates new programs, and researches new avenues of technological improvement and advancement for all automated systems.
Responsibilities

PLC Programmer- Chicago

ZF Chassis Systems Chicago

Position Responsibilities:
Provides technical support, creates new programs, and researches new avenues of technological improvement and advancement for all automated systems. The programmer will also test and debug source code, provide onsite technical support and field service for customers. Reports to the Sr. Mfg. Eng. Internal customers include assembly, logistics, materials, and support departments. External customer is OEM.

Position Responsibilities:
Provides technical support, creates new programs, and researches new avenues of technological improvement and advancement for all automated systems. The programmer will also test and debug source code, provide onsite technical support and field service for customers. Reports to the Sr. Mfg. Eng. Internal customers include assembly, logistics, materials, and support departments. External customer is OEM.

Essential Skills and Experience:
Responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving PLCs (programmable logic controllers).

Provide day-to-day support for shop floor PLC's and related hardware, software, and applications (example - labeling).

Implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion

Responds to the needs and questions of shop floor users concerning their access and use of shop-floor PLC applications, applications issues, and training needs.

Recommend, architect and develop PLC solutions to meet the needs of the business as it relates manufacturing (or assembly) operations on the shop floor.

Be a proactive member of the IT department, through active participation in projects, process improvement opportunities, training, and other value added activities.

Make positive contributions to the vision and strategy of the SBU IT Department.

Effectively communicates technical issues and solutions to both IT and non-IT personnel.

Receives day-to-day and technical direction and task priority from the Plant IT Manager.

Remain abreast of changes in the user and system software and hardware requirements.

Maintain proper barcode labeling for identification and RF usage (labels generated by PLC's).

Train end-users and maintain proper documentation with PLC's and other related shop-floor applications.

Understands and complies with QS-9000 and ISO-14000 requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned. Part of the team that provides support during the plants hours of operation.

BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering is desired. Suitable work experience may be substituted for secondary education (A minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar position is required)

Must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with Siemens Automation and drives. This includes Step 7, Simatic Server, and WIN AC. Must be able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up. Experience in Automotive, Food Processing, Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor, or Water/Wastewater industries is a plus.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. In addition the following attributes are encouraged to support our team environment:
Communication: Expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Presenting ideas effectively and clearly in memoranda, letters or reports that have appropriate organization and structure.
Able to Make Tough Yes/No Decisions: Capable of determining the right thing to do and has the self-confidence to stick with decision even if it may or will result is some unfavorable feedback. Not inclined toward path of least resistance.
Build Strategic Relationships: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with others. Building network to obtain cooperation without relying on authority.
Teamwork: Working effectively in teams and meetings. Working with others to accomplish organizational objectives and meet the needs of the customers (internal and external).
Commitment/Passion: Takes a serious perspective and approach towards their work. Will do what it takes to get the job done (effort and time). Can be infectious.
Empowerment: Empowering others - encourages, motivates and involves them. Creating a sense of ownership of jobs or projects, by transferring/delegating responsibility and control of resources.
Professional/Job Knowledge: Serving as a technical or subject matter resource to others. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of own job. Demonstrates understanding of how our business works.
Continuous Improvement/Commitment to Change/Improvement: Continuously looking for ways to improve the processes, work practices and services. Using appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions and measure impact. Communicating the rationale impact & benefit of changes. Facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the work place.
Valuing Diversity: Respecting cultural differences. Adapting business skills to maximize effectiveness in working across cultures. Possessing broad understanding of different perspectives, like department, plant, division.
Customer Service: Actively seeking input from internal and/or external customers to better understand customer needs.
Trust and Respect: Conducting business with the highest ethical standards. Behaving in a manner that builds trust. Treating all internal and external contacts (employees, customers, partners and suppliers) with respect.

Essential Skills and Experience:
Responsible for programming automation and controls systems involving PLCs (programmable logic controllers).

Provide day-to-day support for shop floor PLC's and related hardware, software, and applications (example - labeling).

Implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion

Responds to the needs and questions of shop floor users concerning their access and use of shop-floor PLC applications, applications issues, and training needs.

Recommend, architect and develop PLC solutions to meet the needs of the business as it relates manufacturing (or assembly) operations on the shop floor.

Be a proactive member of the IT department, through active participation in projects, process improvement opportunities, training, and other value added activities.

Make positive contributions to the vision and strategy of the SBU IT Department.

Effectively communicates technical issues and solutions to both IT and non-IT personnel.

Receives day-to-day and technical direction and task priority from the Plant IT Manager.

Remain abreast of changes in the user and system software and hardware requirements.

Maintain proper barcode labeling for identification and RF usage (labels generated by PLC's).

Train end-users and maintain proper documentation with PLC's and other related shop-floor applications.

Understands and complies with QS-9000 and ISO-14000 requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned. Part of the team that provides support during the plants hours of operation
Requirements

Vacancy expired!


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