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Application Engineer - Control Systems

Company: Novaspect Inc
Location: Marshalltown
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Novaspect, Inc., an Emerson Impact Partner, the global leader of automation systems and solutions, is currently offering an opportunity for an Application Engineer on our customer-oriented, fast paced Iowa Field Service team. The successful candidate will 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 Requirements:
              Education and/or Experience:
              • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology field
              • 1-5 years of experience in the control system engineering field
              • DeltaV experience preferred or 1-5 years in another DCS/PLC 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% hotel stays depending on your home base)
                • Role will be onsite for 2-5 years
                • A valid U.S. driver's license
                • Permanent work authorization to work in the United States Physical Requirements:
                  • Ability to lift 30lbs
                  • Ability to work extended hours on a computer
                  • Ability to work in a loud industrial environment Pay:
                    • Cash compensation potential: $87,000-$134,000 (inclusive of base, bonus, OT)
                    • Company car eligible
                    • OT eligible Benefits: Recognized with a Top Employee Benefit Plan Award in 2020, below you will find our outstanding total rewards package when you join our team including:
                      • Generous paid time off; starting at 15 vacation days, 10 holidays, and personal time off
                      • 401K with 6% company match
                      • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
                      • Excellent health & wellness benefits
                      • Student debt & tuition reimbursement Schedule:
                        • Travel up to 35% of the time (includes overnights) 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 PI187157434

Keywords: Novaspect Inc, Des Moines , Application Engineer - Control Systems, Other , Marshalltown, Iowa

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