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Industrial Operations Automation Engineer, Part-Time - Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 9186BR Date Posted 05/15/2019 Location Lakeland, Florida
9186BR 15-May-2019 Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa The Part-Time Automation Engineer develops, implements, and supports automation systems within Publix Industrial Operations. This is your opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and work on challenging projects. The incumbent ensures that automation solutions meet the needs of business operations and adhere to Publix Information Systems and Industrial Operations Information Technology standards. The PT Automation Engineer also ensures that automation solutions meet regulatory requirements and do not negatively impact operations. The PT Automation Engineer reports to the Manager of Industrial Operations – Automation Engineering.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • support existing Publix Industrial Operations automation systems. This includes programming of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), Machine Vision systems, and HMI/SCADA systems
  • design and implement new automation systems in Publix Industrial Operations
  • design, implement, and support production reporting systems needed to provide information required for tactical and strategic decisions made by Industrial Operations associates and management and
  • develop training materials to instruct maintenance and operations associates in the use of automation equipment and systems.
Weekly 25.00 34.95 Required Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a junior level or higher for a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related engineering field or equivalent experience
  • at least one year of experience in supporting control systems (experience can be gained through college coursework)
  • knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • knowledge of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
  • knowledge of SQL Server database administration
  • ability to operate PLCs, HMI, and SCADAs
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, and Word) or equivalents
  • ability to analyze information and be detail-oriented
  • ability to work independently and productively
  • ability to “think outside the box” with regards to problem-solving
  • ability to present work/findings in a concise, high level manner
  • ability to meet deadlines
  • excellent planning and organization skills
  • willingness to travel occasionally with overnight stays
  • willingness to work a flexible schedule with occasional weekends/holidays
  • able to work well with others and be a team member
  • obvious enthusiasm, initiative and pride in work and a
  • commitment to Publix and our Mission.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or related Engineering field
  • 1 year of experience with automation
  • ISA (International Society of Automation) Certified Automation Professional
  • Strong knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Frequency of Pay Weekly Hours of Work Minimum 25 hours per week, maximum 35 hours per week. Prefer (5) 7hr days, but willing to work around schedules Travel Frequency 0% Year End Bonus To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. The bonus for this position is 8 hours of pay when a new associate joins Publix prior to July 1. There is no bonus in the first year for associates hired after July 1. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to 8 hours’ pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. Address 3045 New Tampa Hwy City Lakeland Region FL between Orlando and Tampa Potential Annual Base Pay NA Benefits
  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit option
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases.
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