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Manufacturing Engineer- Customer Solutions

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-804017
    • Job Location: Mason, OH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 12, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • SAP Category: Engineers
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Job Description:

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio - from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, and want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.

At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable


In this role, the successful candidate will get to:

  • Design of Interconnects for Servo Systems. Includes: Sensors, Limits, I/O, Motors & Encoders, Braking Systems, and Communication Bus.
  • Design of PLC Control System including Local and Distributed I/O. I/O Breakouts for Switches, Sensors, and Relays/Solenoids/Actuators.
  • Design of Communication Buses such as: CANOpen, DeviceNet, ProfiBus, and EtherNet Topology.
  • Design of Robotic Control Systems including High-Flex Cable Carriers and Manual Pendant.
  • Design of Power Distribution Systems for Low to Medium Voltage Industrial Equipment.
  • Design of E-Stop and Safety Circuits, Familiar with Safety Relay Function and Selection, Temperature Control Circuit Design, Circuit Breaker Sizing, Shunt-Trip Circuits, Motor Overloads and Motor Contactors.
  • Layout of Electrical Components in Enclosures (Panel Layout) for optimal Wire and Cable routing of Automation and Industrial Power Distribution equipment.
  • Test and Troubleshoot Machine Control components (pneumatics, I/O (digital and analogue), Distributed I/O, Temperature Control).
  • Supports Commissioning of Equipment both in-house and in the Field.
  • Collaborates with Software Development Engineers on Controls Platform Feasibility and Functionality.
  • Designs and Develops controls architecture solution for various machine control applications.
  • Responsible for Creation and Maintaining the System I/O List.
  • Designs I/O Control of Machine or System Functions with either Local I/O or Remote I/O over Communication Buss.
  • Executes Feasibility tests to prove concept theory
  • Creates Customer Specific Documentation for Machine Operation and Integration
  • Must be available for up to 10% travel, possible international travel required
  • Interacts with Customers and Business Development to help with Machine Control Specifications.
  • Represents Festo to Customers.
  • Mentors/Trains Operators and Technicians on Functionality of Machine Control.
  • Directs Technicians and other Support Personnel (both Festo and Third Party) on Projects Tasks.
  • Design of test benches and fixtures to support prototyping production products.
  • Development of testing programs to support customer requirements

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent.
  • 5+ years of previous Automation and Power Distribution Design for Industrial Equipment.
  • Must be experienced with AC & DC Power Distribution Design for Industrial Equipment such as Semiconductor or Hard Disk.
  • Knowledge of E-Stop and Safety Circuitry, Safety Relays, Temperature Controllers, Circuit Breaker Sizing, Shunt-Trips, Overloads, and Contactors.
  • Experience with Layout of Electrical Components in Enclosures for optimal Wire and Cable routing (Panel Layout) for Power Distribution and Automation Industries.
  • Must be familiar with NEC, NFPA-79, SEMI, and UL508a Industry Standards.
  • Electrical design of Automation Equipment that includes: PLC Controls, Servo Systems, Local and Distributed I/O, Communication Buses, and Robotic Controllers.

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster