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Automation Specialist  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 3/9/2021
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Technical Solutions is seeking an Automation Specialist for our client a well-established consulting engineering firm in Pittsburgh.
Position Overview:
The Automation Specialist is responsible for writing and implementing automation programs for industrial applications. The Specialist will be required to specify, program, install, and troubleshoot automation systems.  This position is junior to mid-level for degreed engineers working under the direct supervision of the Automation Specialist IV and/or Department Manager. Among the essential duties are to participate in training experiences, learn new skills, and to demonstrate increasing proficiency and expertise with the Essential Duties listed below. Years of experience do not guarantee promotion to a higher level, rather mastery of engineering skills will determine progression to higher levels.
Essential Duties:
*Developing control system architecture, panel design drawings, instrument data sheets, IO drawings, programming and HMI configuration using Allen Bradley and Rockwell software architecture. On-Site Support including systems configuration and implementation, troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance.
*Perform complete I/O checks on all equipment attached to the PLC and fix any wiring, HMI, or programming errors in a timely manner.
*Develop procedures for use and train operators
*Configure Allen Bradley networks via RS Linx Classic and RS Linx Enterprise to communicate through Ethernet IP, ControlNet, and DeviceNet for processor and HMI data flow.
*Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Required Education:
*Bachelor's Degree in engineering or computer science
Required Licenses or Certificates:
*Valid driver’s license for state of residence.
*Valid passport or the ability to get one.
*Valid major credit card for travel expenses (reimbursed monthly based on expense account submittal).
Required Experience and Skills:
*0 to 5+ years of experience in the automation field. Specialist could have more experience but this does not guarantee promotion to higher level. Programming capabilities will dictate engineering level category.
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of technical and staffing services. We specialize in engineering, IT personnel, management professionals, and also offer management consulting services. Our customer base is located throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. For more information on our company and to view our other great job opportunities, please visit


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