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Systems Engineer (PLC/MAS) - Richmond, VA

LOCATION
Richmond, VA
SCHEDULE
Full-time
POSTED DATE
Oct 27, 2021

General Description

The successful candidate will be a significant contributor on our Project Execution Team. The System Engineer will work in the development, delivery, and commissioning of PLC-based control systems and solutions for R.E. Mason’s industrial customers.

The Systems Engineer will have close interaction with the Project Technical Lead Engineer (“Tech Lead”) who will be managing the configuration development. The Tech Lead will provide coaching to the System Engineer to ensure the work adheres to technical standards and guidelines and is completed with the high level of quality expected by our customers.

The Systems Engineer will also provide aftermarket (“Lifecycle”) and staff augmentation support to customers. Typically, this includes maintaining and updating existing control strategies, implementing small scale expansion projects and assisting with process optimization projects.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Configure, troubleshoot, and maintain PLCs used to control both OEM skids and custom process equipment
  • Configure SCADA solutions and local Historians and configure integrations to 3rd party systems such as Emerson’s DeltaV DCS & OSI PI
  • Develop system documentation includes functional requirements specifications and detailed design specifications for a variety of continuous and batch process control applications
  • Support Factory Acceptance Tests (“FAT”s) / Software Acceptance Tests (“SAT”s)
  • Support start-up and commissioning activities at customer sites
  • Travel in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia – approximately 25%

Required Competencies

  • US Citizenship required
  • Demonstrated interest in software development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in team environment; a team player
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and detail oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Organized and reliable; Demonstrates integrity
  • Valid driver’s license required

Required Education & Experience

  • B.S. in CHE, EE, ME, Comp. Eng, Comp. Sci., or other related disciplines
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • MS Office Experience

Preferred Experience/Competencies

  • Experience using and configuring PLC control systems including Emerson VersaMax / PACSystems (formerly GE), Allen-Bradley, and Siemens
  • Experience using and configuring HMIs and SCADA applications such as PanelView / Panel View Plus, WonderWare, Ignition, and Iconics
  • Ability to configure 3rd Party interfaces using OPC and FactoryTalk Gateway
  • Understanding of regulated and validated systems
  • Prior experience working in a relevant manufacturing environment
  • Windows Server 2016/2019 and network troubleshooting skills

Physical Requirements

Standing Walking Sitting
Kneeling Reaching Overhead Climbing
Pushing and Pulling Lifting - 20 Pounds Using a Computer
Using a Telephone Driving  

About R.E. Mason

R.E. Mason is an Emerson Impact Partner covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Emerson is the global leader of process systems and solutions. Since 1940, R.E. Mason has provided industry leading process equipment and services for process control, automation, safety, and reliability. Industries served by R.E. Mason include Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Power & Utilities, Food & Beverage, and Pulp & Paper.

As an employee-owned company (ESOP), we believe our associates are the foundation of both our customers’ and R.E. Mason’s success. Our strong company culture, and belief in continued investment in our associates, has helped us realize long associate tenures, as well as, long lasting relationships with our customers.