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Senior Automation Engineer (Level 1, PLC)

Company: SMS Group
Location: Brandenburg
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


Develop and execute automation solutions for the modernization and new installation of Level 1 control systems for Electric Arc Furnaces, Vacuum Tank Degassers, Continuous Casters, Hot and Cold Rolling Mills, Metallurgy and Process Line equipment.

Who we are

At SMS group, our people are our greatest asset. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that promotes a culture of innovation, growth, and inclusion. We offer company events, activities, and opportunities to participate in charitable initiatives that benefit the communities where we are located.


What you'll do

  • Develop and implement PLC based automation control systems that include motion control, advanced sensors, VFD drives, and actuators
  • Support existing installed systems
  • Perform Level 1 control system programming based on the function descriptions and mechanical and hydraulic layouts
  • Complete sophisticated assignments requiring development of new and/or improved engineering techniques and procedures
  • Interface and communicate with local project team (project managers, engineers, support personnel) and internal experts as well customers and suppliers to provide engineering solutions to technical issues and project-related matters
  • Conduct integrated testing and simulation of entire system before delivery to the end customer
  • Perform on site commissioning and training as required What you'll need
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in an engineering role in metals or a similar industry
    • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Experience in automation and/or automation practices
    • Experience with Siemens TIA Portal or Rockwell RSloigx5000 preferred
    • Demonstrates ability to apply engineering principles to the solution of design problems
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Be willing to travel to support the project work
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent computer skills What we offer
      • Competitive compensation, medical/dental/vision coverage, paid vacation, paid holiday time, 401k with a company match, training, a tuition reimbursement program and more!

        What we do

        SMS group is the leading partner in the world of metals. We are an original equipment supplier offering comprehensive maintenance and spare part services for metals production, continuous casting and rolling (flat and long products), tubes, welded pipes, forging, non-ferrous technology, and heat treatment plants - all from a single source.

        SMS group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identity or other categories protected by law. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and physical capacity profile test.

Keywords: SMS Group, Louisville , Senior Automation Engineer (Level 1, PLC), Engineering , Brandenburg, Kentucky

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