RCM Technologies Automation & Controls Technologist in Hudson, Massachusetts

Reference # :18-01227Title :Automation & Controls TechnologistLocation :Hudson, MAPosition Type :Direct PlacementExperience Level :Start Date :12/17/2018 Description

DESCRIPTION:Automation & Controls Technologist position is a specialist role responsible for designing and developing machine control systems, software and enhancing the product offerings and the process efficiencies through automation.With our Client, you will get the best of both worlds ? a dynamic, entrepreneurial culture, with the backing of a global parent company. A technical prowess, creativity, and passion to work with other talented team members are required. If you are driven to make a difference that improves the safety and integrity of some of the safety and operationally critical machines, this is the role for you.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Leading and completing assigned engineering projects to meet the customer requirements and expectation on-time and on budget.

  • Executing various engineering assignments ranging from new product development, troubleshooting and improving systems at our Client's facility, to commissioning of new equipment at customers' facilities.

  • Support installation and commissioning work at customers' site (requires international travel)

  • Design and implement automated systems to streamline processes, optimize the efficiency and scale the operation. Continuously improve the preexisting systems and troubleshoot any problems.

  • Responsible for supporting the sales team on proposal and quote development, which include customer consultation and collaborative development of an engineering solution.

  • Develop relevant and necessary engineering documentation, including; process and instrumentation diagrams, electrical schematics, control panel detail drawings, and instrument wire maps, user manuals, operations sheets, work instructions, and design reports.

  • Assist the Project Engineering and Test Engineering teams by selecting, implementing and testing instrumentation, setting up DAS, and automating data processing work.

Automation & Controls Technologistwill interact and collaboratively work with his/her multi-disciplinary team, the customer(s), vendors, contractors and the members of the sales and the operations groups. The role requires a pragmatism and a hands-on approach to manage and solve challenging problems.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

  • U.S. Citizen / U.S. Greencard

  • Passion in industrial equipment, machine design, and implementation

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree in a technical field or relevant work experience

  • Strong electro-mechanical problem-solving & troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to operate a variety of electrical test instrumentation

  • Experience with programming PLC (we use Allen-Bradley PLCs, RSLogix or Studio 5000)

  • Experience with programming Wonderware Intouch

  • Experience with programming NI Labview & using NI hardware (optional)

  • Familiar with UL, NEC, NFPA, and CE standards with the context of electrical control systems

  • Experience with developing schematics and layouts in CAD (We use AutoCAD Electrical)

  • Ability to understand schematics and use that to wire panels, integrate and test complex systems

  • Report writing skills

  • Ability to Lead a team

  • Team player, a person of good character and embodies professionalism

  • Willingness to learn and grow as a professional

  • Computer literate, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills


  • Office Environment: Well lit, conditioned (heated and cooled) environment.

  • Client's shop floor: Well lit, conditioned (heated and cooled) environment.

  • Customer sites


  • Typically, sitting at a desk for 80% of the day daily

  • Working at the customer sites ? conditions vary, typically climate controlled indoor facility

  • Requires domestic and international travel (typically 416 weeks per year)

DIRECT REPORT TO:Engineering Manager