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Senior Automation Controls Engineer

N/A, MO, USA | Honeywell

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Heavy Industry)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies business manages the U. S. Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus in Missouri and New Mexico, manufacturing sophisticated mechanical, electronic, and engineered-material components for our nation's defense system. Honeywell is on the leading edge of supplying engineering and manufacturing expertise for our nation's defense and national security. Visit for more information about working for Honeywell at the Kansas City National Security Campus.

Summary of Duties:

The Process Automation Group seeks a Controls Engineer for development and integration of advanced manufacturing equipment automation

The successful candidate will have a degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution and extensive work experience on programmable logic controllers; design, development, evaluation, and quality control functions on highly complex controls; and automation projects, regularly offering innovative solutions to significant technical problems

The candidate must possess experience in engineering support of highly technical and advanced manufacturing processes typically requiring specialized qualifications, knowledge, and hands-on troubleshooting and repair experience of equipment

Applies math, physical science, and engineering technologies to accomplish advanced engineering objectives

Integrates systems of manufacturing equipment with facilities, sensors, networks (IIoT), and other equipment

Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments

Develops capabilities and provides technical assistance in the development, analysis, installation, and integration of equipment such as machine tools and manufacturing processing equipment

Prepares necessary budgets, justifications and reports used to procure materials, develop customer proposals, justify equipment modifications and upgrades, and procure test equipment

Writes and reviews specifications and procedures to comply with standard requirements and regulations, including all applicable codes and government regulations

Interfaces with customers, cross-functional stakeholders, and manufacturing equipment vendors

Presents proposals and reports, and acts as subject matter expert in process automation

Performs failure analysis to identify and implement root causes and corrective actions to minimize development and manufacturing costs of product and equipment  

You Must Have:

US citizenship in order to obtain and maintain U.S. Dept of Energy "Q" level security clearance

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited Engineering program

Six or more years of experience in engineering of products or processes, including application of advanced engineering principles and technology related to highly complex technical assignments 

We Value:

IIoT machine connections, data processing, and industrial networking protocols 

Machine design & troubleshooting 

Programmable logic controllers (PLC) 

Industrial machine control – continuous feedback and discrete 

Controls & instrumentation; sensor selection and setup 

Hydraulics, pneumatics, and vacuum technologies 

Heat transfer and fluid dynamics 

PLC Ladder Logic, State Logic Design 

Automation Direct, Allen Bradley

Control System panel and cabinet design to NFPA, UL, FM codes and standards 

Software: Programming in C/C++; using Visual Studio 

Human Machine Interface (HMI) design and troubleshooting 

Motion Control 

Equipment purchasing specification writing and equipment buyoff 

Ability to work independently, or with a team, or leading a team 

Project management 

A broad knowledge of manufacturing or quality processes and techniques 

Ability to apply advanced design, development, evaluation, and quality control techniques to highly complex engineering concepts and projects 

Ability to work without supervision, with latitude for independent action and decision making

Ability to provide technical guidance, project management, consultative services, and innovative solutions

Demonstrated experience in project leadership

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