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Senior Electrical and Automation Specialist



PDS Tech Commercial, Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Electrical and Automation Specialist in Glendale, AZ.

Pay: $72.32 per hour

Contract Duration: 6 Month contract with potential of direct hire

Shift: 8 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday


*Due to client regulations, all candidates for this role must have a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident status*


The Sr. E&A Specialist must have proper expertise and knowledge to integrate power switch gear, automation components, transformers, and branch circuit protection with motors, valves, filters, and sensors into a high-quality system. The focus of the role will be supporting all phases of a project, including concept and research; estimating cost; component selection; network design; panel design; layout; purchasing; device troubleshooting; PLC programming; HMI tagging; and FAT support. You will be responsible for working with the team, and the vendors to hit the project timeline for a successful startup of the factory.

Job Responsibilities:

Project Management:
• Review User Requirement Specification (URS) and make the necessary Electrical and Automation recommendations based on company standards.
• Develop the scope of work according to company guidelines and review the bids accordingly.
• Develop necessary timeline and schedule to keep track of milestones, parts ordered, and vendor commitments.

• Review/Build electrical design using AUTOCAD according to company standards
• Review/Create electrical schematics along with necessary electrical calculations and SISTEMA documentation.
• Review/ Build Pneumatic Designs needed for the projects.
• Review/Build control design and MCC designs with vendors and make sure company standards are being followed.
• Bill of Materials (BOM) - Review/Create the BOM using the electrical and pneumatic schematics and keep track of the delivery of the material.
• Understanding P&ID and working with valves and instruments related to process areas.
• Building FDS based on process descriptions and interacting with cross-functional teams to build the FDS.

PLC Programming:
• Review/Build Process control Descriptions (PCD) and Functional Design Specifications (FDS) for various equipment and machines as needed.
• Review/Create PLC tagging using the company S88 document.
• Review/Design PLC program in Rockwell Studio 5000 and Siemens TIA where necessary and make sure NEAT toolbox 7 is followed where necessary.
• Create/Review communication exchange signals between PLCs.
• Create a checklist for FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Site Acceptance Test) according to company guidelines.

HMI/SCADA Development:
• Review/Build HMI screens using Wonderware Software and NEAT 7.0 guidelines.
• Create a simulation plan to review various functionalities of SCADA like recipe management, product routes, and CIP routes.
• Review and work with vendors to make sure the HMI screens and SCADA controls are intuitive. Work with the operations team to achieve the same.
• Work with cross-functional teams and develop action plans to facilitate E&A objectives for the factory.
• Recommend and drive actions to build smart and cohesive systems for seamless integration with other systems.
• Participate and lead standardization, cost savings, and manufacturing process improvement initiatives.
• Streamline engineering processes by creating Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).
• Providing support to process control and process monitoring equipment software design, commissioning, testing, and corrective action.

Required Education & Experience:
• B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
• 3+ years of experience in electrical or Controls/Automation or mechatronics engineering roles required.
• Experience in the food and beverage industry is preferred.
• CAD proficiency: AutoCAD
• Expertise in drafting electrical schematics with power and control systems.
• Experience programming and troubleshooting PLC ladder logic, structured text, and function blocks using Studio 5000 is required.
• Experience in SCADA and HMI programming using Wonderware software is required.
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Windows and all Microsoft Office products
• Trained in industry standards like OSHA and UL requirements.

Pay Details: $72.32 per hour

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.

Job Number: US_EN_33_022202_2215170
Job Location: Glendale, AZ
Rate: 72.32
Per Diem: --
Overtime: --
Duration: indef
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 01/26/2024
Last Updated: 02/24/2024
Address: P O BOX 619820
City, State: DALLAS, TX 75261-9820
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Website: Go To PDS Tech Commercial Website

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