Position Description

Application Engineer - Control Systems & Automation
Location Chicago, IL
Job Code SSENG
# of Openings 1
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Novaspect, Inc., an Emerson Impact Partner, the global leader of automation systems and solutions, is currently offering an opportunity for an Application Engineer in our customer-orientated, fast paced Illinois Field Service team. The successful candidate would assist our automation and digital transformation system customers in developing, delivering, maintaining, and optimizing our state-of-the-art automation and digital transformation solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with our customers to:
    • Become a Trusted Advisor by actively listening and communicating to accomplish their goals
    • Participate in the establishment, measurement, and achievement of customer satisfaction metrics
    • Provide an ongoing communication channel between them and internal teams to ensure expectations are well established and understood
    • Manage expectations and engagement scope to ensure a clear understanding of technological capabilities and limitations
    • Comply with internal and customer safety programs
    • Recommend and implement plant floor digital transformation technologies, including Operational Analytics, Production Data Management, and Operations Management   
    • Recommend and implement improvement to Distributed Control Systems, PLC, and other control systems
    • Provide ongoing site support, which may include:
      • Distributed Control System configuration, commissioning, startup, and tuning
      • Distributed Control System, field instrumentation, and valve-related situations troubleshooting and problem resolution
      • Configuration optimization of both batch and continuous process control
      • Loop tuning
      • Troubleshooting field instrumentation and valve application
      • Interfaces to PLCs, drives, and various control bus networks
      • Cybersecurity
      • Microsoft Windows administrator functions
      • Ethernet IP networks
      • Setup and configuration of Operational Analytics, Production Data Management, and Operations Management systems
  • Work to grow Novaspect as an employee-owner of our ESOP
    • Develop new and improve existing engineering tools
    • Work as a team with sales to market, find, and sell solutions
  • Work as a team
    • Work independently and as part of a team supporting a customer
    • Coordinate with internal sales and project teams to help investigate and resolve complex obstacles
    • Help colleagues as they encounter situations they are not as familiar with
  • Provide clear and frequent communications
    • Perform diagnostic and troubleshooting over the phone
    • Create in-depth and professional engineering proposals and reports
    • Author whitepapers on engineering subjects
    • Converse with other industry experts about technical concepts
    • Deliver presentations to external and internal customers
    • Articulate and communicate solutions to both engineers and non-engineers

Education and/or Experience:                                            

  • 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.
  • 5+ years of experience in the control system engineering field
  • DeltaV experience preferred
  • Field application of industrial instrumentation preferred
  • Microsoft administration and TCP\IP networking knowledge a plus
  • Emerson Product Knowledge is a plus

Additional Requirements:

  • Own and maintain an individual learning and development plan of continuous learning, including soft skills and the latest technologies
  • Ability to travel throughout the designated service area (typically travel is by company vehicle and most events are day trips with up to 35% overnights depending on your home base).

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 30lbs
  • Ability to work extended hours on a computer
  • Ability to work in a loud industrial environment

Keywords: Automation Engineer, Digital Transformation, Industrial IoT, IIoT, SaaS, XaaS, Process Control Engineer,  Control Systems Engineer, DeltaV Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Computer Engineer, Chemical Engineer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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