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Process Control Engineer

Company Overview

Phifer Incorporated is an international weaver of aluminum and textile products founded in 1952 by Mr. Reese Phifer. We produce over 50% of the world's aluminum insect screening and over 60% of the worlds fiberglass insect screening. We pride ourselves in our family culture  and our value for each individual employee.   

Job Summary

The Process Control Engineer position is a hands-on position within our Controls Engineering group. The primary responsibility of the position is improving the technical support for all process control and data acquisition systems. In addition a controls engineer is expected to increase the volume and speed of project work that the Controls Engineering group is involved in. Management may assign additional duties as needed 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Will program and configure PLC's, HMI's motor controls, robots, industrial networks and other process control equipment for production machinery. AUTOCAD documentation will be a part of this requirement
  • Will plan and support the installation of process equipment modifications including the management of schedules and costs, track equipment downtime and occurrence frequency, and develop preventative/predictive programs to improve performance
  • Will provide management with daily active reports. Prepare and present project status reports as required. Provide training and support for production supervisors and operators on process changes resulting from control projects. Follow the standard file structure for backup program and documents setup by the automation peer group. Insure that  only one program is in the active file folder and it is the program currently running on the equipment
  • Will perform root cause analyst of recurring problems and identify permanent solutions to eliminate failures using all diagnostic tools available to investigate systemic issues and develop corrective actions for process related concerns
  • Will maintain and troubleshoot process control equipment. Provide support to the process control technicians. Be available by phone for after shift support including help desk rotation. Respond promptly and courteously to after hour callers. If necessary come in the plant to address problems
  • Will focus on continuous improvement  of manufacturing processes and identify and implement new ideas
  • Will confer with equipment manufacturer, floor technicians, software engineers and continuous process improvement staff and management regarding data collection, product improvement, manufacturing capabilities and project status
  • Must be a life-long learner with the desire to continually improve one's knowledge level
  • Must have the ability to research new systems and train oneself with limited assistance
  • Must be a participant and support Kaizen activities
  • Must be able to occasionally work nights, weekends and/or holidays as required to perform job duties and support manufacturing operations. Must be able to work flexible hours as needed to accomplish tasks.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Prefer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering from an Accredited College or University with 5 years electrical power distribution or control system integration experience. Robot training and experience is a plus
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  • Associates Degree in Electronics or Industrial Electrical Technologies from an accredited institution with a minimum of 10 years Electrical Projects experience in a manufacturing environment
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Benefits and Perks

  • Health Insurance, 401(K), Paid Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, STD,LTD, Vacation, Paid Holidays, Marriage, Holidays, Workout Facility, etc.
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