Automation Engineer (Manufacturing)

Lewiston, ID 83501

The Automation Engineer in Manufacturing will be doing machine design and overseeing the activities of the technicians that do the assembly. This position is hands-on and will involve aspects of motion control programming in design and experiments. If you are interested in working in a continuously changing environment where no two projects are the same, than this position is for you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


1. Develop and maintain an understanding of automated system automation and industrial control systems including related protocols, serial and network communications, security, and logic programming.
2. Assist in customer technical support including installation, commissioning and operation of automation and control systems.
3. Assist in developing, analyzing, and improving product specifications and functional and validation tests.
4. Prepare and maintain product documentation including application guides, data sheets and instruction manuals
5. Prepare technical and market analyses to evaluate proposed products or enhancements.
6. Prepare data on competing automation products.
7. Understand. Create. Simplify.
8. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Working knowledge of automation and integration applications, practices and philosophies at an electrical utility, industrial plant, or engineering firm
Knowledge of OSI model and basic networking principles
Strong technical presentation and training skills
Willing to travel up to 15%
Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
Background check results satisfactory to SEL
Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications


Working knowledge of SEL products
Working knowledge of SEL, DNP3, Modbus, IEC 60870, and IEC 61850 protocols
Working knowledge of electric power systems and protective relay applications
Experience in customer service or technical support

Location Information

Lewiston, ID- This position is located at SELs newest, state of the art manufacturing facility in Lewiston, ID where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

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