Plant Engineer (Jacksonville) | Careers at Anchor Glass

Plant Engineer (Jacksonville)

Position Summary

Jacksonville, FL

Designs, develops, and tests electronic systems, components, or circuits for use within equipment or machinery. May use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform assignments. Applies principles and techniques of electrical engineering to accomplish goals. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Responsibilities & Roles

  • Design and layout installation of electrical and electronic equipment associated with a manufacturing production line, including 480 volt 3 phase power distribution, 120 volt 1 phase power, 24 volt DC, PLC and communication networks.
  • Co-ordinate and manage automation engineering activities in support of production machinery including -machine controls, interfaces, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), software, and data tracking.
  • Evaluate control systems, products, components, and applications.
  • Evaluate new manufacturing and control technologies, adapting into specifications as appropriate.
  • Confirm control system functionality, including appropriate safety compliance, by designing and/or executing test procedures.
  • Prepare and/or review electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls drawings for equipment purchases; collaborate with related engineering teams to evaluate components, materials, and suppliers.
  • Keep equipment operating and improve equipment uptime by performing periodic audits; troubleshooting breakdowns; requesting supplies; defining and reviewing preventive maintenance plans; calling for repairs; and implementing process improvements.
  • Maintain project documents using approved methodology, tools, and templates.
  • Maintain PLC documentation upon receipt from equipment suppliers and an archive of PLC programs and machine controls drawings in electronic format.
  • Commission and fine tune control systems, working individually or as a member of a team of other engineers, technicians, and contractors.
  • Examine needs on new equipment, calculate costs and help prepare budgets

Employee Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and minimum 2-4 years of experience in engineering field or in a related area.
  • Preferred minimum 2 years experience providing technical service and /or engineering support in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and instruction manuals.
  • Demonstrated project management and troubleshooting ability.
  • 30-40% travel required.
  • PC skills including AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Word and Microsoft Project
  • Experience with electrical/mechanical CAD, Allen Bradley PLCs, Studio 5000, various HMI interfaces (Proface, FTView ME/SE), VFDs including but not limited to PowerFlex 525, Yaskawa V1000, Leroy Somer DigiDrive, and experience with various networking equipment
  • Ability to perform Root Cause Analysis and develop plans from resulting findings
  • Installation, programming, troubleshooting automation axis controls
  • Any job offer is contingent on successful completion of background check and drug test.
  • All position vacancies will be filled on a non-discriminatory basis, as provided in company policy, local, state and federal laws and regulations. The filling of vacancies will be determined on the basis of qualifications regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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