The Field Service Engineer (FSE) will be responsible for the modification and debugging of the PLC control logic and SCADA programs used to control and monitor switchgear systems. These skills will be utilized to implement and manage both new equipment installations and startup as well as sophisticated modifications that include PLC and SCADA upgrades as well as any wiring modifications required.
The FSE will also be responsible for advising the Engineering SCADA and PLC development team to ensure that all issues encountered in the field are documented and understood by the in-house team.
- Maintains a positive attitude.
- Always receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embracing continuous improvement.
- Communicates effectively with all levels of employees and management.
- Confirm project requirements by reviewing the program objective vs. hardware provided.
- Work with customers to develop MOPs and time lines for new gear startup or modifications.
- Provide troubleshooting support for Field Service Engineers.
- Travel Percentage: Up to 50%
- Strong understanding of PLC Network Architecture. This includes, but is not limited to Redundant PLC Controllers, Remote IO Drops, and all associated network protocols.
- Strong understanding of SCADA Network Architecture. This includes, but is not limited to Network Address Translation (NAT) Routers, Modbus, and all associated network protocols.
- Ability to troubleshoot and edit SCADA applications that interface with the PLC system(s) being provided.
- Strong understanding of Emergency Power Switchgear System, and Automatic Transfer Switch operation. This includes, but is not limited to No-Load Tests, ATS Load Tests, Manual/Auto Load Control, and Generator Demand.
- Strong understanding of Utility/Generator Switchgear System operation. This includes, but is not limited to Open Transition Transfers, 100ms Overlap Transfers, Soft Loading Transfers, Transfer Failures, and Electrical Events while the Generators are paralleled with a Utility Source.
- Strong understanding of the dynamics of parallel systems and the interaction of voltage regulators and speed controllers.
- Strong understanding of basic electrical principles; Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, and other fundamental principles.
- Ability to support custom PLC programming for new and legacy Utility/Generator Switchgear Systems modifications. These modifications will be implemented to an on-line facility, and a smooth transition from old to new automation is crucial. Utility/Generator Switchgear Systems provide power to the on-line facility at all times, making it extremely difficult to implement incremental upgrades. For this reason full, accurate simulation of the system in the various stages of the upgrade is also required.
- Ability to setup and configure a Server OS for use with the SCADA system. This includes, but is not limited to Configuring Users, RDP Licensing, Thin Client and Access Anywhere installation and setup.
- Ability to support PLC software for the largest, most complex, Switchgear Systems that have been / will be provided by the company.
- Collaborate with other departments, commissioning agents, and end users to develop MOPs (method of procedures) and estimated times for safe implementation of sophisticated modifications.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of formal education, training and experience, with a strong emphasis on experience.
- Ability to demonstrate the above skill sets.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to manage adverse situations when things aren’t going well.
- Ability to thrive in a diverse environment with minimal supervision.
- Proficiency with windows based operating systems and TCP/IP networks.
- Knowledge of standard data types (Boolean, Integer, Double Integer, Floating Point, etc…)
- Understand that a Black Box accepts a signal, processes it, and outputs a result.
- Ability to interpret schematics, wiring prints, point lists, and other documentation.
- Ability to implement wiring changes as described on a set of prints.
- Understanding of 3 phase power.
- Strong understanding of diesel generator start/stop control, synchronizing, load sharing, and soft loading.
- Experience with a variety of communication methods, such as Genius, SRTP, Ethernet Global Data, Profinet, and Modbus.
- Experience with a variety of programming PLCs and SCADAs, including LM90, VersaPro, Proficy, RSLogix 5000, and Wonderware.
Please apply at firstname.lastname@example.org