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Blue Ridge Automation Inc. is currently looking for candidates to fill the position of:

Automation Technician

Blue Ridge Automation Inc. is seeking to fill multiple on-site technical support positions. Ideal candidates are adept at troubleshooting, solution-oriented, hands-on technicians who focus on customer service. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to maintain motivation in an independent work environment.

Experience will be considered but is not mandatory. Experience in the food and beverage industry may benefit applicants. Entry level positions are available, and training will be provided.

Job Details

  • Position Type: Full-Time Temp-to-Hire/Direct Hire
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana–no travel anticipated
  • Pay: Based on Experience
  • Education: Technical Certification Preferred but Not Required

Job Requirements

  • Complete Safety Risk Assessments
  • Industrial Communications
  • Provide field automation and electrical troubleshooting, start-up, and commissioning support
  • Understand and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI)
  • Understand complex plant floor operations and make decisions by proactively examining all available information and making timely decisions
  • Communicate with clients, support channels, and vendors on a regular basis

Automation Engineer/PLC Programmer

Blue Ridge Automation Inc. is always seeking Automation Engineers/PLC Programmers experienced in controls and automation integration and PLC/SCADA development for industrial automation systems. Qualified candidates will have hands-on systems integration experience, specifically PLC and HMI programming and configuration, field work, troubleshooting, as well as start-up and commissioning experience. Experience in the food and beverage industry may benefit applicants.

Direct hire positions are currently available in the Midwest. Positions could be remotely based from a home office with 50% travel to customer sites for project and start-up work.

Job Details

  • Position Type: Full-Time Temp-to-Hire/Direct Hire
  • Location: Midwest or Remote with 50% Travel
  • Pay: Based on Experience
  • Education: AS/BS Degree in Engineering Preferred but Not Required

Job Requirements

  • PLC Programming Proficiency; Preferable Allen-Bradley (Controllogix & Compactlogix) RS-Logix 5000, (SLC 500) RS-Logix 500
  • Industrial Communications
  • HMI Proficiency – Factory TalkView SE & Wonderware Preferred
  • Liquid Process Experience Preferred
  • VFD Experience (Variable Frequency Drives)
  • AS/BS Degree in Engineering Preferred or Documented Experience

Systems Engineer

Blue Ridge Automation Inc. is currently seeking resumes from prospective systems engineers. Qualified candidates will have experience with multiple manufacturing platforms, languages, and technologies—

  • Communication Protocols—OPC-UA, MQTT, REST API
  • Databases—MSSQL, Postgres, MySQL, Oracle etc.
  • Custom application development—C#, JavaScript, .NET, Node.js, React, etc.
  • HMI, SCADA, and MES Systems with platforms including but not limited to Ignition, TrakSYS, Aveva, and Sepasoft
  • MES level solutions such as OEE/Downtime, SPC, Traceability, and ERP Connectivity

Applicants should be team centric and customer service minded. Strong trouble-shooting skills and innovative forward thinking are vital for success in this position.

Direct hire positions are currently available in the Midwest. Positions could be remotely based from a home office with 50% travel to customer sites for project and start-up work. Experience in the food and beverage industry may benefit applicants.

Job Details

  • Position Type: Full=Time Temp-to-Hire/Direct Hire
  • Location: Midwest or Remote with 50% Travel
  • Pay: Based on Experience
  • Education: AS/BS Degree in Engineering Preferred but Not Required

Job Requirements

  • Actively engage in the solution design, architecture, development, and deployment of assigned projects.
  • Utilize third party platforms such as Ignition, TrakSYS, Aveva, and Sepasoft as well as custom developed applications for customer engagement.
  • Understand and troubleshoot mid to high level manufacturing software.
  • Perform complex problem-solving tasks that involve reviewing information, actively detecting problems, developing, and evaluating options, selecting, and implementing the best solutions.
  • Understand complex plant floor operations and make proactive decisions by examining all available information and making timely decisions.
  • Communicate with clients, support channels, and vendors on a regular basis providing documentation as needed.
  • Research new features and technologies for solution concepts.
  • Build and use company standards for the applicable created solutions.

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