Automation Specialist

Baltimore, MD
Aug 30, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Full Time
Intralox, L.L.C., the world leader in conveyor equipment solutions utilizing modular plastic conveyor belts, has multiple positions available for Automation Specialist at our Baltimore, MD office.

Intralox Equipment specializes in turnkey solutions for the logistics and Material Handling Industry. Intralox works closely with our customers, determining their needs while discovering where Intralox can bring significant value for them. Such activities include design, engineering, manufacturing, installing, commissioning, training, and supporting conveyance and sortation solutions.

Automation Specialists must have familiarity with Industry standards with a variety of the field concepts, best practices, and procedures. Candidates will be expected to use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a variety of complicated tasks, and have a wide degree of creativity.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative products and services that improve lives and optimize business worldwide each day. Intralox's conveyance solutions enhance food safety, power e-commerce, and solve challenges for industries from automotive to industrial manufacturing to consumer goods.

Together, our 3,000+ global employees are reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers' growth worldwide for more than 45 years. We consistently and sustainably work together to create long-term value by continuously improving products, services, and processes for our customers. Our award-winning customer service team provides comprehensive support and access to technical experts to deliver fast, reliable solutions.

Intralox was founded upon the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect. We aim as a company to practice these principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence.

We listen objectively, think creatively, and deliver results. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.

  • Provide technical support on the client sites for new and existing systems.
  • Lead field installation and commissioning of equipment.
  • Support mechanical and electrical subcontractors for installation of equipment at customer facilities.
  • Support & troubleshoot mechanical and electrical equipment and systems remotely (phone/remote sessions).
  • Availability for periodic On-Call duties.
  • Develop and implement controls upgrades on existing systems.
  • Produce troubleshooting instructions, work instructions and training material.
  • Lead training, troubleshooting, and repair/adjustment of mechanical and electrical control systems.
  • Work with other groups for continuous improvement of systems and processes.
  • Work with Test Engineering Group and perform factory acceptance tests of finished equipment.
  • Provide design and assembly support for industrial conveyor equipment, as needed.
  • May be assigned small projects to complete independently.
  • Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent knowledge gained through experience.
  • Minimum two years of practical controls experience.
  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude with a willingness to both design and perform field work.
  • Ability to understand and work from electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Previous knowledge of commonly used Controls Engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to understand manufacturer data sheets and apply them in practice.
  • Ability to configure PLC's, HMI's, computers, networks, cameras, and variable frequency drives which are used to control sorters, conveyors, and other related equipment.
  • Ability to problem solve and be creative.
  • Proficient with remote working tools (Zoom, Chime, WebEx, Teams, TeamViewer or equivalent).
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with engineering groups, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • A self-managed individual who is a team player.
  • Ability to travel (50%-75%), work weekends, holidays and overtime when required.
  • Must have ability to lift 70 pounds and climb ladders.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation Studio 5000
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with any of the following VFDs:
    • AB PowerFlex 525
    • Siemens G120
    • SEW Movimots
  • Experience with any of the following HMIs platform:
    • Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation FT View Machine Edition
    • Siemens, WinCC
    • Schneider Electric Indusoft and Wonderware
    • GE Cimplicity
  • Worked with the following Fieldbuses and communication protocols:
    • Devicenet, Ethernet/IP or Ethernet TCP/IP
    • Profibus, Profinet
  • Experience with the following Developer Software:
    • SIEMENS TIA Portal
    • Beckhoff TWINCAT
  • Experience in AutoCAD Electrical and AutoDesk Inventor.
  • Familiar with Solidworks PDM or PTC Windchill PLM environments.
  • Familiar with ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP.
  • Deep understanding of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 79, and UL508A Standards and regulations.


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