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Automation Engineer

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 02-05-2018
Automation Engineer --
Zeeland, Michigan --
DISHER is currently searching for an Automation Engineer who can be the spark-plug for an amazing team.
We are looking for an Automation Engineer who will organize DISHER’s path in the Automation marketplace.  In addition to setting the vision, this problem-solver will have the opportunity to work on a variety of types of projects, automation systems, industries with our area customers in Zeeland, Michigan.  If this sounds like you, we would like to start a conversation:
  • You have a desire to be at the forefront of the future of the Automation Engineering industry, and you are seeking an opportunity to develop and grow Automation Engineering as an area of business within a company.
  • You thrive on variety, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy “wearing multiple hats.” 
  • You love to learn.
  • You have the heart of a steward and a desire to serve your customer and team to Make a Positive Difference.

What it’s like to work here:
DISHER is truly and simply a cool place to work.  The teams are supportive, skilled, and passionate. Our culture is rooted in innovation and our mission is to Make a Positive Difference with our teammates, our customers, and our community.  Hear more about DISHER’s award winning culture at: http://DISHER.com/about-us/culture/.
What you will get to do:
We are looking for someone who will make a significant and financial impact on an automation initiative at DISHER working on valuable project work to maintain and grow your skills in automation and manufacturing engineering.  As a part of the team, you will contribute with the following day-to-day work.  These responsibilities will call on you to foster and nurture relationships with customers.
  • On automation projects, most of time on the floor to troubleshoot and correct issues and improve processes.
  • Troubleshoot and support production equipment using Programmable Multi Axis Controllers (PMAC), or other control platforms.
  • Layout and use of current networks, such as DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP.
  • Work with many different aspects of controls, from system design to programming.
  • Work in a variety of project roles based on customer needs, including Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Defend your team against a Nerf Gun infiltration by another DISHER Team.
  • Manage multiple projects/programs at one time.
  • Capital equipment procurement.
  • Coffee consumption for your own rejuvenation.
  • Manage your customer accounts and relationships.
  • Coach and develop engineering teammates as needed.
  • Manage personal work schedule.
  • Continuous improvement projects with your team.
What will make you successful:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with mechanical aptitude/experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with automation training/experience; or similar.
  • At least 2 or more years of experience in Automation Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Ability to travel 10-30% of the time to customer sites.
  • Dreaming about the future of the Automation Engineering industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • A team-based and creative approach to problem solving.
  • A working knowledge of various types of automation hardware.
  • Allen Bradley RSLogix 5, 500, and 5000, or similar, experience.
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming experience.
  • Experience with database applications, such as SQL Database.
  • Experience with collaborative robots is a plus.
  • Pneumatics or hydraulic experience is a plus.
  • Candidate must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations.
What’s next?
Apply for the Automation Engineer position here: 

DISHER is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in Zeeland and Ann Arbor, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in Talent identification and attraction. 
Learn about all the other DISHER opportunities here: http://DISHERdesign.catsone.com/careers
Keywords: Automation, troubleshoot, programming, electrical, mechanical, motion control, robotics, HMI controls
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