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Dublin , Ohio

Job Category: Controls Engineer - PLC

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2601

Status: Full-Time


We're ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we've been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, from the efficient heavy truck of tomorrow to a fully autonomous electric taxi. Our team of more than 400 people works across industries including automotive OEM, tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicle, new energy, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.

ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.

When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world's most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees, building relationships, and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level.

Job Description

  • Works closely with various internal stakeholders (app engineers, shop floor techs, PLC programmers, robot techs) and external stakeholders (engineers from small to large built shops-customer/user base).
  • Engineers behind the desk and validate on the floor working with all stakeholders
  • Serve as technical consultant to Sales and Marketing on new bids
  • Serve as technical consultant to Client customer service group- major part; available on the phone or visit the sites with customer service techs if required; walk through/debug wiring I/Fs , PLC code etc
  • Participate in electrical and controls design reviews of automated systems (new projects); supports Client vendors - build and assembly shops- during build and assembly of automated systems
  • sound knowledge of Siemens /A/B PLC controllers and HMIs ; Client Robot /robot controller knowledge is required but may not be mandatory (all have similar architecture); Toyopuc or Mitsubishi PLC is good to have but not mandatory ;
  • Develop deep understanding of Client inhouse tools /labs for digital validation (good to have)
  • Hands on experience; Guide the floor techs with wiring changes to reflect logic changes-must have; wiring diagrams / I/F dwgs creating experience nice to have; Guide the robot programmers to optimize I/O, PLC logic for cycle time validation (JD calls for robot programming experience nice to have)
  • Familiar with distributed PLC and plant and client robot application environments
  • Sound knowledge of servo controls, VFDs, vision systems, scanners, cameras, pneumatic required
  • Well versed with plant ergonomic, safety, maintenance, and operating standards for general purpose automation
  • Willingness to travel (travel with systems and techs to sites during installation, debug, and commissioning)
  • Discipline and keeping up with documentation, programming guides, drawings, and the changes
  • Responsible for final release of project documentation (client doesn't get paid until the engineer releases final prints and documents


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.