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Automation Controls Engineer

Company: Crayola
Location: easton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

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At Crayola, we are for kids! We believe unleashing the wonder, adventure and daydreams of every child begins with creative play and color. Our products and experiences give colorful wings to the invisible things in the hearts and minds of children. Come help us create innovative, fun products that make kids smile by joining us as a...

Automation Controls Engineer

Easton, PA


Enable the design and development of world class assembly and packaging equipment in support of Crayola's long term manufacturing strategy. Must be a subject matter expert in the areas of Programmable Logic Controllers, robotics systems, complex Servo Motion control, HMI and programmable VFD drives. The incumbent will lead all phases of control system development from inception to qualification across all Crayola facilities. Work simultaneously on multiple projects and will provide electrical/controls engineering expertise in support of the new equipment and systems through multi-disciplinary collaboration internal and external to Crayola.


* Leads the design, development and implementation of automation electrical control strategies through integration utilizing Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLC platform, HMI, VFD drives and advanced Servo Motion control systems. * Researches, prototypes and recommends novel control and sensor technologies capable of high level performance in a continuous demanding manufacturing environment. * Responsible for capital project budget control, management communication and adherence to project timelines. * Works collaboratively with other functions during the technical development, launch and continuing refinement of the automation solutions programs. * Applies advanced subject matter knowledge and is regarded as a technical subject matter expert for automation systems * Program, design robotics pick and place and assembly systems. * Creates control logic strategy and User Interface applications. * Develops schematics detailing control system configuration and wiring, design equipment panel layouts and BOM on AutoCAD software. * Responsible for start-up and debug of integrated systems. * Creates system documentation and training programs. * Develop cost estimates for the control system integration working with outside suppliers, integrators and in-house clients.



* Bachelor's degree in engineering required preferably in an electrical or electronic field. * 5 years of experience in leading the electrical and advanced controls design for highly automated production equipment. * Expert in programming and configuring in Rockwell/Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC, Factory View HMI, and CIP/Sercos based motion controls and VFD drives. * Expert in designing and creating complex, detailed electrical designs and BOM using AutoCAD and/or software such as Solid Works. * Advanced skill in debugging packaging, assembly and process controls systems. * Experienced in the design and configuration of industrial networking systems such as Devicenet, Ethernet. * Expert in PLC debugging and using various controls software. * Knowledgeable in Analog communication configuration and design between industrial devices. * Must have application knowledge of NEC and NFPA codes. * Ability to work with 460 VAC 3PH circuits and ability to safely work with high voltage 35KV power for ITM and Preventative Maintenance. * As needed support of manufacturing equipment troubleshooting across all shifts. * May require travel and work Saturday, Sunday and holidays as required by project demand.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Seeing, color perception, hearing, listening, clear speech, dexterity in hands, driving, and ability to travel distances, basic climbing of ladders.

Standard office environment and diverse industrial environments requiring use of PPE, significant PC usage, phones.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. May require working outside in severe weather.


* Kid Inspired Culture * Casual Dress * Free Admission to Crayola Experience for Employees * Community Volunteerism Opportunities * Annual Bonus Potential For All FT Employees * Company Matched 401k & Employee Value Sharing Plan * Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits * Education Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * Employee Resource Groups * Generous Product Discounts Onsite & Online * Onsite Cafeteria & Credit Union * Option to Purchase Additional Vacation * Company Sponsored Employee Events * Discounts on a wide variety of products and services - automotive, electronics, fitness, travel and entertainment

Green is our favorite color!

Crayola cares about the environment and responsibly makes the products you love. Learn more about Crayola's creative solutions for greener tomorrows:

Crayola is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, use of a guide or support animal for a disability, a relationship to a person with a disability, veteran status, having a GED (rather than a high school diploma), or any other legally-protected status.

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Keywords: Crayola, Bethlehem , Automation Controls Engineer, Other , easton, Pennsylvania

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