Automation & Controls Specialist in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

  • General:
    • Minimum Fifteen (15) years of automation and controls experience.
    • Configuration, programming, installation, and test experience with PLCs, HMIs, and SCADAs.
    • Experience with the Windows Server environment.
    • Configuration and commissioning experience with sensors, switches, valve actuators, variable speed drives, and other field devices.
    • Programming, installation and troubleshooting experience with communication protocols such as Profibus, Modbus RTU/TCP, and Serial ASCII.
    • Ability to work in the field environment domestically and internationally.
    • Strong troubleshooting skills and experience.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Experienced in interacting with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
  • Preferred:
    • Specific knowledge related to the following:
      • Siemens PCS7 or other integrated automation platform
      • Siemens SIMATIC variable speed drives
      • Windows Server Domain management including DNS, Active Directory, and Group Policy
    • Working knowledge of ship and propulsion systems
    • Working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, DNV, GL, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
    • Experience in the construction of high speed aluminum vessels
    • Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels