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Automation Engineer

Appleton, Wisconsin Temp-to-hire Job ID: 2210158654


As an Automation Engineer you'll be part of our Services team and apply your skills and experiences to support the performance of the large-scale papermaking equipment at our customers facilities across North America.

Developing the machine code in PLC or DNA system as well as Human Machine Interface (HMI), software so that equipment functions as specified.
Testing software modifications to the extent possible prior to delivery (shop test).
You will participate in or lead start up activities at customer sites which include:

Checkout of electrical, PLC and HMI portions
Commissioning of equipment such that specifications are met
Deliver technical training to customers' operators and/or maintenance personnel as needed
Making return trips to the site to eliminate warranty issues or address customer needs
4 year degree preferred
Understanding of PLC programming a plus with knowledge of Rockwell software

Knowledge of papermaking machinery and hydraulic systems a plus, but not required
HMI (Human Machine Interface) – Rockwell FactoryTalk most important
Wonderware InTouch is a plus
DCS Programming
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PDS Tech Commercial, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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