Automation/Control Engineer - PLC Programmer

Date: May 21, 2021

Location: Bethlehem, PA, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapour recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.


Innovative Controls Systems (ICS) is part of OPW VWS, a leader in the Vehicle Wash Manufacturing industry. ICS brings expertise and industry leadership in POS MGT Systems, Payment Terminals, Car Wash Controllers, Accessories, and other Car Wash Equipment. Excellent benefits package with health, dental, vision, disability & life insurance. Paid time off, including community service days as well as an on-site Cafeteria and Employee Fitness Center.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Collect requirements for controls automation and produce document
  • PLC software design, development and troubleshooting
  • Produce quality software documentation:
  • PLC wiring to interface with various equipments controlled
  • Installation and integration of machine controls equipments
  • Install, test, debug programmed PLC with the equipments in the field and provide support for field problems.
  • Use CAD modeling using SolidWorks software to create mechanical and electrical design drawings, VFD, electrical panel layouts and other engineering projects
  • Analyze and calculate machine performance
  • Develop good relationship with general management and operations management
  • Develop concepts and proposals
  • Interpret and develop engineering drawings/layouts.
  • Work as member of multi-discipline team or as individual contributor
  • Work on multiple projects under tight imposed deadlines
  • Work with vendors in making parts selection and getting price quotes on parts


Personal Skills

  • Hard working as part of a team with minimal supervision
    • Positive, proactive attitude
    • Ability to stay focused on tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Well organized
  • Quick learner
  • Highly proficient and productive in design and implementation
  • Willing and able to change and to continuously improve
  • Understand, adopt and promote a corporate culture of customer focus, integrity, technical excellence, and perseverance.


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical or  equivalent
  • Proficient in PLC Programming
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Industrial Controls Automation
    • PLC programming and interfacing with various equipments
    • Prepare installation details and equipment layouts diagram
  • Preference to candidates familiar with Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Integration of machine controls
  • Experience with ModbusTCP and VFD configuration a major plus
  • Experience with Horner APG PLCs a major plus
  • Electro-Mechanical background, familiarity w/ circuit boards and experience with CAD modeling using Solidworks
  • Proficient use of PC using Windows and programs such as Solidworks, CAD, Adobe Acrobat, Word and Excel
  • Experience with high level programming languages such as C/C++ a major plus.
  • Good organizational and inter personnel communication skills


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the traditional indoor office work environment is usually moderate.  There is no or very limited exposure to physical risk.  This position may occasionally require travel including an overnight stay as may be necessary to meet customer needs.  Normal risks associated with travel and/or set up of Company’s system may be expected.


Physical Demands

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk;

Sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Pennsylvania : Bethlehem

Sub Division : VWS - North America

Job Requisition ID : 36983

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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