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Automation Controls Enginner - HMI/SCADA

Charleston, South Carolina; Seattle, Washington

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Digital Factory
Business Unit: Factory Automation
Requisition Number: 223361
Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-Charleston
Other Locations: United States-Washington-Seattle
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Digital Factory Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

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Job Description:

Consulting Systems Engineer


Position Overview


Siemens Industry – Digital Factory: The Factory Automation business unit has an Application Engineer position available focused on strategic accounts in the Aerospace industry.  The application engineer is the technical lead on-site for assisting the customers in standardization efforts in the transition to a Siemens architecture and solution.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong team providing the best end to end industrial automation solutions in the market.  Siemens is leading the charge in providing innovative solutions to bolster the manufacturing renaissance in the US.




       Applies acquired process, application, product and/or equipment knowledge based on current industry trends, best practices, performance, price and functionality to define the future automation strategy for specific strategic accounts


        Provides technical product advice for the development and implementation of customer solutions or standards.


        Reviews/analyzes specification costs of installations to determine changes/revisions resulting in lower design/manufacturing costs and increase profitability.


       Proposes specific products and value engineering adaptations with cost-effective results, meeting customer needs.


        Performs complex hardware and/or software design consultation in accordance with customer/project needs.


        Provides one-on-one support and assist customers through applications from concept through completion.



Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


An Application Engineer is experienced in automation architectures involving multiple products and technologies and has comprehensive knowledge in architecting complex solutions. .  This position requires an individual with very strong organizational, technical, and communication skills as the individual will be interfacing on-site with the customer at many levels within their organization.


         Technical Skills Required

    SCADA / HMI Software (priority)

    Controllers (PLCs)


    HMI Panels

    PC Based Automation

    Machine Safety

    Motion Control and Drives


         Engineering Soft Skills Required

    Solution fitting

    Proof of concept

    Tech selling




•     Bachelor of Science in electrical/computer/mechanical engineering or computer science 


•     Typically 5-10 years of experience in automation/motion control systems and demonstration of key responsibilities and knowledge as described above.


•     Travel 25%


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


       Prior Siemens automation experience is a plus


       Program management experience is a plus


       Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging. Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning and seizes more opportunity than others. Can rally the organization behind the right opportunities and initiatives


       Strategic Agility: Is future oriented. Has broad knowledge and perspective. Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans. Strong in influencing without control


       Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive and need to finish. Seldom gives up before finishing, in face of resistance and setbacks


       Business acumen: Knows how business works and is aware how the strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. Knowledgeable in current and possible future practices, trends and information affecting the business


       Organizational Agility: Knows how to get things done through formal and informal networks. Understands the culture of the organization. Is able to work effectively in a matrix structure to exploit opportunities


       Customer Focus: Intense customers focus and uses customer information for improvement in products and services



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