Generac Power Systems

  • Senior PLC/SCADA Engineer

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    7 days ago(10/12/2018 3:49 PM)
    Ops - Operations
  • Overview

    The Senior PLC/SCADA Engineer position oversees the development, execution and delivery of control system projects for the Generac Advanced Manufacturing MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) Team.   Responsibilities include automation controls systems design, PLC/SCADA programming, simulation and testing, and start up commissioning. The Senior Control Systems Engineer also contributes to overall team performance by training/mentoring associates, providing technical assistance, and improving processes and standards.



    Develop Machine Integration Plan and schedules for Manufacturing Execution System (MES);


    Execute Machine Integration Plans – PLC/SCADA Programming, Testing, Start up Commissioning


    Acts as the SME for plant IE/ME resources on control systems programing;


    Other Duties as assigned and the following:

    • Prepare project deliverables including statements of work, status reports and budgets.
    • Ensure adherence to Company standards and methodologies;
    • Discuss needs with internal customers in a non-technical language;
    • Analyze customer requests, understand need, and document in Functional Specification;
    • Translate functional requirements into System Design Specifications;
    • Develop programs to comply with system requirements;
    • Mentor and guide project team members to deliver on the project/program requirements;
    • Ensure customer acceptance by testing validation, and training users in changes to business processes;
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering;
    • 5 + years’ experience with programming Industrial controls, PLC’s, HMI’s and Industrial communication protocols;
    • Formalized training and/or education in Industrial Automation, Engineering, Computer Science or MIS;
    • Experience implementing software used in 24x7 shop floor environments.


    • Bachelor degree in Industrial Automation, Engineering, Computer Science or MIS;
    • Experience with PLC programming using Rockwell Logix and GE RXi Platforms;
    • Experience with GE Proficy Suite – Machine Edition, Cimplicity, iFix and Historian;
    • Experience configuring OPC Servers, Historians;
    • Thorough understanding of Industrial Communication Protocols - Modbus, DeviceNet, Profinet;
    • Experience with SQL Server databases.
    • Experience successfully managing technical projects through the entire project cycle including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, commissioning, and closing phases.


    • Ability to develop and integrate software packages and solutions for industrial controllers;
    • Ability to establish strong working relationships with both technical and non-technical members of staff;
    • Ability to be hands on with MOM software configuration, scripting and database connectivity;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral format, with both vendors and internal customers;
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment;
    • Self-motivated and driven to accomplish company goals.


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