Dynavac is in search of a highly skilled Senior Project Controls Engineer to join our team in Hingham, MA (south of Boston). The right candidate will have proven programming skills with PLC controllers; demonstrable HMI programming experience; extensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code; excellent project management and trouble shooting skills; a relevant bachelor's degree and 5 - 10 years of experience.
Dynavac, located in Hingham MA (south of Boston), is an engineering and manufacturing company that builds custom high vacuum process capital equipment for a range of applications that include aerospace testing and thin film coatings. Work orders are project based, typically unique, and range in size and scope from < $50,000 to $10MM +.
Develop electric controls design plans by researching, analyzing, selecting, and applying electric controls engineering concepts, approaches, techniques, and criteria including power generation, control systems, panel layouts, junction boxes, distributed control systems, robotics, circuitry, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); adapting and modifying electric controls engineering options; developing and evaluating new electric controls engineering architectures and algorithms; preparing layout drawings, collaborating with related engineering design teams; evaluating components, materials, and suppliers; identifying and resolving design integration/interface issues; determining and establishing design specifications and safety standards.
Develop process functional design specifications that detail control strategy and sequence of operations.
Create PLC and HMI software programs. Implement software and perform functional tests on equipment.
Generate wiring schematics, PLC I/O count, and calculate wiring sizes to operate pumping systems, thermal systems, process equipment.
Generate Bill of Materials including PLC's, wiring, fuses, contactors, cabinets, etc
Implement electric controls design by providing installation, start-up, and technical support; troubleshooting and resolving production problems related to electric controls engineering design. Regular travel, both in the United States and abroad, is required.
Document engineering design by recording electric controls engineering design features, functions, operational requirements, and warnings; specifying operational training; detailing safety and support requirements and operating procedures.
Maintain engineering design team accomplishments by coordinating actions; obtaining expert input; reviewing open issues and action items; contributing information and electric controls engineering analysis to team meetings and reports; guiding technicians.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work that will be requested of an employee assigned to this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Vacuum Technology Associates, Inc. dba Dynavac is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
5 – 10+ years of related experience
Proven programming skills with PLC controllers (Allen Bradley, GE)
Demonstrable HMI programming experience. Labview is a plus
Excellent project management skills and ability to multi-task.
Excellent trouble shooting skills with software, and hardware.
Extensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it relates to power distribution systems, including load coordination studies, preventative maintenance, and circuit analysis.
Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with customers and co-workers.
Experience with AutoCAD, Excel, and other Windows based software.
Up to 25% travel required.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits for eligible employees – health, dental and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; vacation, personal/sick time and paid holidays.
Located 20 miles south of Boston, Dynavac is an industry leader in the manufacture of high vacuum systems for thin film deposition, space simulation and custom applications. The company’s reputation is built on its innovative design concepts, quality manufacturing, and exceptional customer support. Systems are developed for high-demand operating environments where reliability and process control are critical to our customers’ success. Dynavac’s portfolio of standard and custom-engineered products range in size and scope from $150,000 to <$5MM Work orders are project based and require a broad range of technical disciplines including:•Design and fabrication of medium to large- scale vacuum vessels•Vacuum and process technology•Design and assembly of complex mechanisms and material-handling systems•Control system and software development•System integration and test•Field installation and startupDynavac provides an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive salary, health and welfare benefits and profit sharingQualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment background check and substance abuse test.Dynavac’s facility manufactures ITA...R controlled components. Employees must be a U.S. Citizen.Dynavac follows EEOC guidelines to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Dynavac hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.