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Automation Engineer

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 04-19-2017
Automation Engineer
Zeeland, Michigan
We are looking for a self-starter with excellent project management skills to join the DISHER Team as an Automation Engineer.  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 thrive on variety, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy “wearing multiple hats.” 
  • You want to work up to 70% of time on the floor to help determine and correct issues and improve processes.
  • You love to learn.
  • You have a desire to be at the forefront of the future of the Automation Engineering industry, and develop and grow Automation Engineering as an area of business within a company.
  • You have the heart of a steward and a desire to serve your customer and team to make a positive difference.

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.
  • 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 roles based on customer needs, such as Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Manage multiple projects/programs at one time.
  • Capital equipment procurement.
  • 'On-the-floor' troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Coffee consumption for your own rejuvenation.
  • Manage your customer accounts and relationships.
  • Coach and develop engineering teammates as needed.
  • Manage personal work schedule.
  • Defend your team against a Nerf Gun infiltration by another Disher Team.
  • Continuous improvement projects with your team.
  • 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 3-5 years of experience in Automation Engineering.
  • Ability to travel 10-30% of the time to customer sites.
  • 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.
  • Candidate must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • A team-based and creative approach to problem solving.
Rockstar Candidate
  • Familiarity with FANUC, ABB, and/or Motoman robots.
  • Collaborative robot experience.
  • Pneumatics or hydraulic experience.
  • Familiarity in data aggregation.
  • Dreaming about the future of the Automation Engineering industry.
To start a conversation...
Apply and send us your resume under job order number 9196886:

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. Check out more about what we do at  http://disher.com/about-us/
The Disher Culture
Disher is truly, and simply, a cool place to work.  The teams here are supportive, skilled, and passionate individuals.  This makes for a culture rooted in innovation and making a positive difference for one another, our customers, and our community.  The work motto at Disher tends to be, “Work Hard / Play Hard.”  The teams at Disher work diligently at their projects, but also truly enjoy the company of their peers.  Hear more from Disher team members at http://disher.com/about-us/culture/
Keywords: Automation, troubleshoot, programming, electrical, mechanical, motion control, robotics, HMI controls
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