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 Senior Automation Controls Engineer-Field Support - Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Industrial
Engineering - Mechanical
Engineering - Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-4341 / Latpro-3786294 
Date posted: Apr-17-2021
State, Zip: Iowa, 50397


Location: Des Moines - Iowa
Location: St Louis - Missouri

Job Description

This is a Field Support position and requires daily travel to our customer locations, up to 50%.

The Senior Automation Controls Engineerserves as a main point of contact for Rockwell Automation's customers. The primary functions are to direct or perform, installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and calibration.


  • Responsible for effectively providing services to support the installation, start-up, maintenance, and operation of automation control systems & advanced manufacturing software applications, drive systems, manufacturing systems, industrial networks and the individual products which comprise these systems.

  • Evaluate and approve operational quality of system equipment.  Serve as company liaison to the customer for multiple topics.

  • Participate in the establishment, measurement, and achievement of customer satisfaction metrics.

  • Perform project management function for customer projects including needs identification, scheduling, tracking, and reporting.

  • Provide leadership for project engineering teams, contract employees, and project support personnel.

  • Develop and write documentation as required (validation project plans, standard operating procedures, qualification summary reports, system audits, technical reports, traceability matrix, etc.).

  • Communicate with Rockwell Automation and customer management regarding project details.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology field; in lieu of degree, will consider an Associates of Science Degree in Engineering or Technology or equivalent technological training (e.g. technological training received while serving in the military, or equivalent industry training), with 5+ years of directly related experience.

  • Ability to travel throughout the designated service area up to 50%.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. Rockwell Automation will not offer sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Manufacturing, Industrial Automation, Engineering, or Technology related field

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • 2+ years of experience in industrial automation, preferably in Automotive, Metals, Water/Wastewater industry, Pulp & Paper, Food & Beverage

Experience with:

  • PLC programming utilizing RSLogix 5, 500, 5000, FactoryTalk Studio software

  • Studio5000, ControlLogix, CompactLogix

  • PowerFlex products and applications

  • Ethernet/IP, Stratix Switches

  • Servo/Motion control

  • Low Voltage PowerFlex Drives knowledge

  • Medium Voltage Drives knowledge

  • Experience with networks including EtherNet, ControlNet, and DeviceNet

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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