Automation Engineer – Level 1 (PLC)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA / Remote Flexibility

Job Type: Contract to Hire

Summary: 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, and other Metallurgy equipment.

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 • 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!