EE23023 Process Automation Engineer – Models – Roanoke, VA

EE23023 Process Automation Engineer – Models


Roanoke, VA


Job DescriptionJob # EE23023

Job Title Process Automation Engineer – Models
Office Location Roanoke, VA
Business Function/Department Industrial Systems/Process Automation Models Engineering
Sales Territory, if applicable
General Role Description
Develop, verify, and implement algorithms and transfer functions that define the electro-mechanical operation of industrial machinery, primarily metal rolling mills

Role Accountabilities

  • Develop algorithms and transfer functions that define the electro-mechanical operation of industrial machinery, primarily metal rolling mills
  • Verify these algorithms and transfer functions using computer simulation of mechanical processes and/or analysis of empirical data from operating machinery
  • Use verified mathematical algorithms and transfer functions to design and implement software which generates control system setup and operating parameters that enable advanced automatic computer based control of industrial machinery
  • Provide regular, accurate, and considered commissioning status reports to parties deemed appropriate to the situation
  • Collaborate with project engineering team to ensure inter-operation of software modules into overall project
  • Conduct and/or support simulation to verify satisfy project requirements
  • Conduct and/or support simulation to verify the Human Machine Interface satisfies project requirements
  • Support client witness of unit and system test as needed
  • Recommend improvements to test procedures to better identify where software does not meet all project requirements for assigned scope of work
  • Support commissioning activities at client facilities required and authorized

General Employee Accountabilities

  • Bring full effort to bear on tasks assigned by manager
  • Give manager best advice
  • Give earliest notice when work cannot be delivered as specified
  • Cooperate and collaborate with peers and interact cross-organizationally as specified by manager
  • Exemplify Company Core Values:  Integrity, Client Focus, Team Orientation, and Personal Commitment
  • Comply with all Company policies, practices, and procedures and all regulations and laws
  • Recommend viable improvements proactively
  • Ensure effective utilization of business tools and processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent via education and/or work experience
  • 2 years’ experience in designing and/or commissioning process automation/models software in heavy industry, such as steelmaking, aluminum, or other process industries
  • 2 years’ High-Level Programming Language, such as C++ and object-oriented programming experience using the Microsoft development environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated successful and positive personal leadership, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated successful working relationships with clients, suppliers, and other internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement in areas of responsibility
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Availability to travel, domestically and internationally, approximately 25%, sometimes with limited notice

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering
  • Research project or thesis in the areas of mathematical modeling, finite element analysis, or thermodynamics
  • Work experience as research assistant, intern, or co-op in the above areas
  • Work experience designing and/or maintaining hot or cold rolling control systems or metal strip processing line control systems
  • Experience in international field engineering assignments

Link to TMEIC Corporation website:  In order to be considered for a job opening, all applicants must complete an on-line job application, in full, for each job opening.  A resume can be attached to the on-line application but is not considered a substitute for the information in the application.  Applications are not accepted for positions not posted.  Current job listings, along with our application, can be found on our website.  Select “Career Opportunities” on the “Careers” tab of our website. Please, no telephone calls.
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