Automation Engineer
Novelis Corporation

Oswego, New York


Position Overview

Position Overview

Novelis Oswego has an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer! This position is responsible for managing systems engineering in the areas of automation and computer systems to contribute to the achievement of the Manufacturing Unit's safety, quality, and cost objectives.
Responsibilities & Qualifications

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of existing automated systems
  • Application of mature engineering knowledge in planning and conducting projects having a scope for independent accomplishment and coordination of responsible assignments
  • Application of state-of-the-art technology and techniques to resolve complex engineering problems
  • Performs special study programs involving technical data of a complex nature
  • Support manufacturing by working closely with the Operations, Engineering and Process Groups
  • Direct vendors and consultants
  • Involvement in equipment, operator and maintenance training programs
  • Promote external contacts with other operations research groups as necessary
  • Must be willing to keep current with the ever-changing technology, balancing it with the needs of the operations to bring forth improvements in process control, process automation and process management systems and methods
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Computer, Software Engineering or related discipline
  • 5 years of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Software skills in software analysis, design, methodology, and architecture
  • Programming experience in software development with Microsoft Visual Studio / Development tools and C# or VB.Net programming
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networks Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in HMI/SCADA systems. Experience with WonderWare HMI systems a plus.
  • Experience with SQL programming and relational databases
  • Experience in building client/server applications
  • Experience in multi-threaded applications development
  • Experience working in an IT environment organization
  • Experience in Windows operating system management and configuration as it pertains to a networked manufacturing environment
Location Profile

Novelis' Oswego facility is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and employs approximately 1100 people. The Oswego site produces more than a billion pounds of high-quality aluminum sheet each year in order to serve our customers in the automotive beverage can and specialty markets. In addition to museums and public parks many Oswego residents and visitors enjoy boating fishing hiking and other local recreational activities. Novelis is committed to the Oswego community through its ongoing support of the local United Way Habitat for Humanity Oswego Harborfest and many other worthwhile community and civic organizations. Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.


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