Automation and Controls Engineer at Schneider Electric USA, Inc

Posted in General Business 2 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa





Job Description:

What do in this position?


  • Identification & elimination of production barriers for various levels of automation including: presses, welders, conveyors, automated assembly, and robotics

  • Put in place controls systems like process interlocks, new HMI's for equipment, QR code scanners, scale systems, with SQL and Schneider Electric MES data connections.

  • Update, and continuously improve existing controls systems including: ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interfaces, and pneumatic systems.

  • Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, pneumatic and vision systems

  • Coordinate with production and maintenance on existing machine control modifications or installations

  • Create, maintain, and keep current all documentation: electrical and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC programs, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs

  • Implement and maintain data collection system for shop floor production equipment

  • Cybersecurity monitoring and cyber threat hardening.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related 4 year degree

  • Strong PLC programming experience with Schneider Electric PLCs and HMIs (Modicon, Magelis)

  • Strong Machine vision skills with Cognex and Keyence

  • Denso Robotic programming experience

  • Experience with pneumatic motion controls and VFDs

  • Microsoft Visual Studio and MIS experience

  • Stratus Server management via Remote Desktop

  • Enterprise networking experience

  • SQL programming and query skills

  • Proficiency in Safety Engineering with exposure to Electrical Safety

  • Process interlocking and Bar/QR Code scanning experience


Required Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and develop action plans to strategically eliminate barriers

  • Ability to identify waste and drive it out of complex processes

  • Ability to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures, and guidelines

  • Ability to read, update, and interpret blueprints and schematics

  • Ability to manage projects, schedule multiple priorities, and meet deadlines

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • Self-motivated and driven individual desiring to make an immediate impact

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Familiarity with powder metallurgy, robotic loading and unloading systems is a strong plus


Who will you report to? Methods & Maintenance Manager

We know skills and competencies show up in many ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.

What's in it for me?

Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave,401(k)+ match, and more.

Let us learn about you! Apply today.

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

Why us?

At Schneider Electric we're committed to creating a workplace that gives you not just a job but a meaningful purpose in joining our mission to bring energy and efficiency to enable life, progress and sustainability for all.

We believe in e mpowering our team members to reach their full potential, fostering a sense of ownership in their work.

We embrace inclusion as a fundamental value, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued. We value differences, and welcome people from all walks of life. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere.

If you want to be part of a company where your contributions truly matter, where you are empowered to make a difference and where inclusivity is valued, we would love to hear from you.

Discover your M eaningful, Inclusive and Empowered career at Schneider Electric.

€34.2bn global revenue
+12% organic growth
135 000+ employees in 100+ countries
#1 on the Global 100 World's most sustainable corporations

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled

Schneider Electric aspires to be the most inclusive and caring company in the world, by providing equitable opportunities to everyone, everywhere, and ensuring all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best.

We mirror the diversity of the communities in which we operate and we 'embrace different' as one of our core values. We believe our differences make us stronger as a company and as individuals and we are committed to championing inclusivity in everything we do. This extends to our Candidates and is embedded in our Hiring Practices.

You can find out more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here and our DEI Policy here

Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color , gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.What do in this position?


  • Identification & elimination of production barriers for various levels of automation including: presses, welders, conveyors, automated assembly, and robotics

  • Put in place controls systems like process interlocks, new HMI's for equipment, QR code scanners, scale systems, with SQL and Schneider Electric MES data connections.

  • Update, and continuously improve existing controls systems including: ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interfaces, and pneumatic systems.

  • Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, pneumatic and vision systems

  • Coordinate with production and maintenance on existing machine control modifications or installations

  • Create, maintain, and keep current all documentation: electrical and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC programs, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs

  • Implement and maintain data collection system for shop floor production equipment

  • Cybersecurity monitoring and cyber threat hardening.





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