Controls Automation Software Engineer

Job Description

Siemens Logistic LLC (PPAL) is seeking an Electrical and Controls Automation Engineer for our Airports operation at our DFW Airport location. The candidate will work for the Airport Logistics (AL) business unit inside SPPAL to support the design, install, test and commissioning of baggage handling systems (BHS) or parcel sortation systems for domestic airports. 


Position Overview:
We currently have opportunities for entry level undergraduate and graduate controls engineers. The ideal candidate will have excellent academic background and be able to apply the knowledge learned in engineering schools to solve problems and suggest innovative solutions. The successful candidates will work with experienced engineers as a part of a project team and learn the intricacies of Automated Baggage and Material Handling Systems.


Working in a Matrix organization and reporting to the Engineering Manager and under the direction of the Controls Engineering Leads, the candidate will be required to participate in design, development, testing and commissioning of automated Baggage and Material Handling systems. Assists in the design of systems that integrate electrical hardware and software. Assists in controls material specification, schematic preparation and appropriate follow-up. Provides recommendations and ideas related to productivity improvement, cost reduction and improvement in customer satisfaction


Typical activities include:
• Electrical Schematics & Panel Design (Controls Panel Design, Power Distribution Panel Design) using Eplan
• Network design using EthernetIP, ModbusTCP, Modbus Plus
• Development of Tools and Scripts using Visual Basic, .NET, etc.
• PLC architecture design
• PLC programming with Schneider (Concept, Unity)
• Function block programming, Ladder logic programming. STL programming
• Writing Project Documentation (e.g. Description of Operations, Test Plans)
• Testing using emulation tools like Emulate 3D, Automod
• Field commissioning and startup of Baggage and material Handling, and Cargo Systems
• Providing customer support


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

The position minimum requirements are:

• Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Electrical / Controls / Automation / Robotics / Instrumentation Engineering/Technology
• Fluent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access) and Windows operating systems
• Strong command of English Language both written and verbal a must
• Willingness to travel (mainly domestic) approximately 40 % of the time
• Working knowledge of programming in VB, VB.NET, C#

• Working knowledge of programming PLC
• Working knowledge of MS Access, XML


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

The following are preferred capabilities:
• Two years of experience in programming PLCs, in particular Schneider.
• Two years of experience in designing industrial machinery or systems.
• High level of Eplan skills,
• Experience working “live” construction jobsites and having safety training
• Experience with conveyor systems controls design.


Qualified applicant must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified applicants will not require employer sponsorship now or at any time during employment.


Job ID: 180951

Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Logistics LLC

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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