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Senior Automation Deployment Engineer

San Jose, CA

The Senior Automation Deployment Engineer that will work on the design, installation, and upkeep of PLC based controls in a manufacturing environment.  You will develop robust automated manufacturing processes,  outstand PV and/or manufacturing, manage the design and installation of electrical/electronic equipment, including electrical power distribution systems, PLCs, instrumentation, HMIs, and integration with MES, work with multiple equipment vendors to ensure timely installation and proper operation of all solar module production equipment, cross-collaborate with members of the R&D, Reliability, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain teams, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot factory control systems, and write and update all documentation pertaining to electrical equipment/ systems (reports, work instructions, training manuals, etc.). 

Additionally you will train operators and engineers to use HMIs for standard tasks (data entry, material tracking, etc), design, draw, and supervise the fabrication of custom automation solutions for future process needs, design, deploy, and maintain custom GUIs for operator data entry, and collaborate with overseas equipment support engineers. 

Requirements

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent and 7+ years of work experience in an industrial manufacturing environment

  • Proficiency with Siemens PLC hardware and software

  • Proficiency with Wonderware/AVEVA products

  • Experience maintaining automated inline processing tools

  • Experience troubleshooting PLC control logic for standard solar module production equipment (stringers, pick-and-place layup, laminators, trimmers, conveyors, etc.)

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting barcode readers

  • Written Mandarin Chinese language skills a plus

  • Experience working in cross-functional teams to drive innovation, product and process development and a demonstrated ability to articulate design trade-offs based on customer requirements

  • Proven record of handling multiple priorities, organizing workload, and meeting commitments

  • Willing and able to travel within the US and globally, up to 25% of your work time

  • Low-ego team player who thrives on a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external functional teams verbally, in writing, and via presentations

  • Impeccable attention to detail, a process-oriented mindset, and excellent time management skills

  • Self-motivated, proactive, and efficient

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