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  • Fort Wayne, Indiana, First 3-6 months will be spent in Japan; Extensive Global travel Essential Functions/Duties: Apply sound engineering principles and methods to design and develop state of the art controls for production equipment to improve quality, efficiency and cost.    Hands-on technical leadership of design and execution of machine and process automation.   Includes design of systems for rotating equipment, combustion, temperature, flow/pressure, level, batch, and coordinated control systems. Scope of development includes creation of intellectual property which provides a distinct competitive advantage over commercially available equipment.     Interface with Innovation Team to provide knowledge and develop equipment control and automation technology for the introduction and evaluation of new/modified products.    Provide technical leadership for new equipment evaluation, installation, startup, training, and product launch phases. Evaluate prototype equipment, document performance, and recommend modifications.    Develop new automation technology to improve quality, efficiency and cost of existing products.  BS degree in electrical, systems, or automation engineering. Other degrees will be considered with demonstrated experience. Eight (8) or more years of controls project management including design, construction, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting experience.  High degree of proficiency in at least four of the following technologies: Rockwell products (RSLogix5000, RSSql, function block programming) Omron (CX programmer, CX Designer) Siemens (S7) Robotics Fanuc, DENSO, etc… AC motor inverters (ABB, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Lenz) Loop controllers (Honeywell, Red Lion) Fieldbus communications and protocols (Profibus, DeviceNet, CAN bus) SCADA software (RSView, Indusoft, Ignition) Load/update firmware on devices Embedded controllers (C++, VB, control programming) SQL database design Proven experience of an organized and structured approach to system design, documentation, and project organization Possess demonstrated ability with analytical skills:  methodically investigate problems, organize logical experimental trials, document data, and present results. Ability to create electrical schematics in AutoCAD and supporting documentation for system quoting, construction, installation, and post commissioning as-built documentation. Ability to use hands-on tools such as oscilloscope, digital multi-meter, portable data acquisition, and similar transducers for process measurement, testing, and troubleshooting. Knowledgeable on NEC code, NFPA-70E, and Arc Flash requirements. Possibility for considerable amount of travel. Strong PC skills required Strong statistical background. History of developing and implementing new automation systems. Highly developed written and oral communication. Experience working in an innovation environment. Additional Qualifications Five (5) or more years of experience in wire and cable equipment manufacturing, polymer materials processing equipment, or similar experience in a machine design or fabrication company preferred. MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering with a strong concentration in automation systems preferred. Certification or proven practical experience with Lean Six Sigma preferred. ·         Project Management Experience, PMP preferred. 2D/3D CAD experience preferred. 
  • Ketchikan, Alaska, Exciting new hybrid position with an agile regional G&T located in scenic Southeast, Alaska Integral part of core management team Maintains a wide variety of PLC control systems, SCADA, and communications LOCATION The base location for this position is scenic Ketchikan, Alaska, often referred to as the "Salmon Capital of the World". It is situated in the heart of a lush rainforest and offers abundant recreation opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast including boating, hunting, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, hiking, and whale watching. There is also a strong sense of community, native heritage, and a host of engaging local activities and events. Ketchikan enjoys great access to local services such as a newly expanded hospital, a variety of schools, modern aquatics/recreation center, and a contemporary library. It is a short 90-minute flight from Seattle, Washington. POSITION SUMMARY The Control Systems Engineer maintains control systems, performs project management, and provides technical expertise to ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of SEAPA assets. This is a hybrid position that supports a wide variety of hydropower generation and transmission control systems. The successful applicant will possess a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experience in areas such as SCADA, PLC-based power plant controls, governors, turbines, auxiliaries, relays, RTU's, networking and communications equipment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains PLC-based control systems and communications interfaces required to reliably operate SEAPA’s generation and transmission facilities (programming, I/O configuration, scaling, alarming). Responsible for SCADA HMI configuration, graphical development, data historian, trending, OS patches, and security. Configures and maintains networking equipment (firewalls, routers, switches, VLAN, encryption, TCP/IP, UDP, VPN). Supports protective relay maintenance and testing, and remote terminal units (RTU’s). Maintains security elements (facilities, networks, risk modeling/remediation, intrusion monitoring). Optimizes control systems (generators, turbines, auxiliary equipment, batteries, etc.). Integrates new equipment (design, configuration, testing, implementation). Performs routine control systems maintenance, updates, and upgrades. Supplements information technology (IT) technical resources. Troubleshoots problems, conducts root cause analysis, and implements engineered solutions. Proactively manages all facets of assigned projects from concept through project close-out. Ensures scope, schedule, and budget are clearly defined and objectives are met. Provides project management support to others (develops wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and engineering specifications for system modifications). Maintains positive and supportive working relationships, providing guidance and instruction to less experienced personnel. Provides off-hour support for emergencies and major system events. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Education/Licenses:  Bachelor of Science degree in a related Engineering discipline is required. Additional education and/or certifications in project management, control systems, instrumentation, electronics, and data communications are highly desirable. Valid Alaska driver’s license (may be secured following recruitment if candidate is relocating from another state).   Desired Knowledge/Experience/Skills : Must be a team player, self-motivated, and exhibit professional skills that reflect well on SEAPA. Minimum five (5) years of electric utility experience installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing control systems and data communications equipment. Hydro experience preferred. Strong ability to maintain control systems, including programming and implementation of complex SCADA and critical infrastructure communications equipment. Ability to quickly learn site-specific applications and system control concepts. Thorough understanding of electrical generation and transmission equipment. Practical knowledge of instrumentation control theory, electrical theory, networking, and security principles. Advanced ability to interpret electrical and control drawings and schematics. Experience with Schweitzer multifunction relays, GE PLC equipment, and Cisco switches. Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills. Good documentation and technical writing skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Telemetry (modbus, DNP, serial RS-232 / RS-485, RTU, I/O). Telecom (VoIP, POTS, DDS, T1, etc.). Fiber Optics (OTDR, Maintenance, etc.). Ability to work with minimal supervision.   Physical Requirements: Ability to speak English clearly and hear well when communicating over the telephone, radios, and in person. Physically able to walk, climb stairs, climb ladders more than 100 feet, and lift up to 60 lbs. Ability to safely traverse uneven, wet, slippery, challenging terrain. Work in different types of personal protective equipment (PPE). Work indoors in an industrial power plant environment. Occasional work outdoors and exposure to all seasonal weather conditions. Occasionally work around and over water. Occasionally required to work in elevated positions. Travel in fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and boats. Risk of exposure to energized equipment, noise, rotating machinery, falling from heights and other hazards associated with remote field work or an industrial setting. Exposure to indigenous wildlife.
  • Knoxville, Iowa, Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.   “3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M   This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.   The Impact You’ll Make in this Role As a Sr. EHS Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by: Actively supporting EHS Cultural Excellence through personal responsibility for safety, health, and environment, promoting a culture to address incidents, near-misses and potential hazards. Applying scientific, engineering principles and behavioral based systems to drive EHS risk reduction efforts and compliance activities. As part of the site EHS team, sharing ownership of plant EHS programs & training including but not limited to: Environmental Compliance, Waste Management, Fall Protection, LOTO, Machine Guarding, Ergonomics, Confined Space Entry/Rescue, Chemical Safety, TSCA, Site Emergency Coordination, Ventilation, Hearing Conservation, and Respirators/PPE. Taking primary ownership of plant EHS programs & training as assigned but with initial emphasis on Process Safety Management/Process Hazard Management, Machine Guarding/Machine Safety, and Confined Space Entry/Rescue.  Investigating workplace incidents and completing root cause analyses to determine appropriate corrective actions and conducting assessments of high hazard processes in order to reduce risk. Completing internal and external EHS compliance reports and analyze EHS data and report trends and recommending plans for correction of gaps. Provide EHS input to address changes (e.g., equipment, process, organizational) in the site’s business plan through the plant Management of Change process. Participating and/or leading portions of EHS self-assessments and/or audits.  Acting as a facility representative during agency inspections, including but not limited to EPA, OSHA, fire department, and county. Interactions/Communications:  Providing EHS knowledge and services on existing and new programs; communicating project or program status and results to management. Communicating effectively in written and oral forms with peers and others at varying levels within the organization.  Presenting ideas well one on one, in small groups, and to larger audiences.  Having the ability to convey the meaning and importance of EHS topics to non-EHS personnel and to influence others to take appropriate action based on such information.  Actively seeking to continually improve communication and presentation skills. Providing technical assistance and guidance to plant by leading or assisting in safety committee teams and meetings, including EHS regulatory interpretations. Providing EHS support in the design and installation of new or modified equipment, industrial automation, and management of change processes.    Your Skills and Expertise  To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution Five (5) years’ experience with EHS programs and procedures within a private, public, government or military environment   Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include: Master’s degree or higher in a science, engineering, or environmental health and safety (EHS) discipline from an accredited institution Experience in implementation of comprehensive EHS management systems Experience with hazard and risk assessments and experience in a manufacturing environment Experience with computer-based EHS tools for EHS data reporting and EHS assessments. Experience with local, state and federal regulations including (e.g, Fire, OSHA, EPA, etc) Self-directed, detail oriented, good interpersonal, communication, prioritization, and organizational skills Analytical, leadership, project planning, program development and deployment skills Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with all employees within the plant Ten (10) or more years of experience working in an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) role in a manufacturing environment addressing process safety management/process hazard management, machine guarding, and confined space issues. Experience working on a cross-functional team QEP, CSP, or CIH certification(s)   Travel:   May include up to 10% domestic/international Relocation Assistance:   Is authorized   Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).   Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.   U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.   To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).   The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.   Supporting Your Well-being   3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.    Resources for You   For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.    Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.   Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.   3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.   Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.   3M Global Terms of Use and Privacy Statement Carefully read these Terms of Use before using this website. Your access to and use of this website and application for a job at 3M are conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these terms.   Please access the linked document by clicking here , select the country where you are applying for employment, and review. Before submitting your application you will be asked to confirm your agreement with the terms.
  • Atlanta, Georgia, POSITION SUMMARY: The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships. The Data Analysis and Travel Demand Modeling Coordinator within the Transportation Access and Mobility Section is responsible for managing highly complex and visible enterprise-wide data modeling tools, forecasting and analysis. As assigned, work may include coordinating the work of team members; developing and managing long- and short-range travel demand forecasts; coordinating advisory, training and technical assistance; consulting with partners and stakeholders regarding data interpretation, traffic trends, and application to planning initiatives; preparing and managing contracts; planning, convening, facilitating and/or chairing meetings; ensuring that work programs and outcomes meet established goals; leading or serving on technical committees; overseeing project implementation; and serving as a representative of the agency to member jurisdictions, outside agencies and the public. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate mission-critical enterprise-wide functions or may serve as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion; Coordinate and oversee RFP process for consultant selection; facilitate consultant selection committee; oversee scope of work and contract deliverables; Manage large datasets; analyze data; summarize data and use software and other techniques to present findings; Conduct needs assessments; provide training on models and use of statistics. Provide technical guidance and support to travel demand model users; develop and update data and analytics; respond to data requests, and thoroughly document ARC’s travel demand modeling technical procedures; Identify new technology products; provide recommendations to managers and/or decision-makers; Maintain, run and trouble-shoot the ARC regional activity-based travel demand forecasting model; Perform other duties assigned to support agency goals and objectives. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of systems administration and project management; Knowledge of the software development cycle, including the GitHub open-source software tracking and coordination platform; Knowledge of Regional Activity-Based Travel Demand Forecasting Model Development & Applications, including ActivitySim, as well as model calibration & validation; Knowledge of data analysis, including “Big Data” manipulation, probe data analytics (such as NPMRDS), travel survey data, Census data (ACS / CTPP), R and RStudio, Jupyter Notebook, etc.; Skill in modeling including travel demand modeling software such as CUBE, TransCAD, Visum, Emme, and map development in GIS, including the use of geo-database for roadway and transit network coding; Skill in database development and administration, including the manipulation of large matrices and travel survey datasets; Skill in programming language such as Java and Python; Skill in data gathering and analysis, including data visualization; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent management skills and the ability to juggle competing priorities; Proficient in Model integration with land use model (such as PECAS and UrbanSim), air quality model (EPA – MOVES3), toll optimization, dynamic traffic assignment, freight modeling, and other peripheral / ancillary models such as externals model, air passenger model, as well as other ones such as FTA - STOPS model and REMI – TranSight model. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in business, economics, statistics, urban planning, computer science, information technology or related field Three (3) years of experience in data collection and analysis and associated technical support, which may include programming and/or supervisory/lead experience An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy . Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are:  Interdisciplinary by promoting professional and interpersonal connections and integration across functional disciplines. Holistic by seeking expertise within the team, Group, or Agency to produce his/her work output, and demonstrating a strong understanding of and support for interrelationships between their work and the work of others in the team, Group, or Agency. Actionable by continuously striving to improve his/her capabilities to produce sustainable outcomes and displaying a strong need for achievement and a high energy level to attain goals. Outcome Based by taking the initiative to meet goals and expectations, and consistently striving to produce tangible results with significant visible impact, and. Targeted toward Ensuring Colleagues' Success by willingly and deliberately providing his/her expertise to others to build and sustain effective internal and external working relationships, and by modeling behaviors that consistently demonstrate concern for colleagues' success, needs, respect, trust, and integrity.    no SS deductions except for Medicare portion, approx. 1.45% of salary)
  • Asheville, North Carolina, The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy invites applications for a two-year Lecturer in Management to begin Fall 2021. The successful candidate will teach courses in Management Information Systems and other management courses as needed in the department. Preference will be given to those individuals with an academic background and research specializations in such areas as system analysis & design, decision support systems, data mining, and business analytics. The successful candidate should possess a Master’s degree or PhD in Management Information Systems or related discipline (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management). A candidate with a Master’s degree should have a professional background and teaching experience in  MIS  or related discipline. ABDs will also be considered. We expect this faculty member to engage in academic advising and participate in departmental, university, and disciplinary service to support both our department and university strategic plans. As an  AACSB  accredited program, we will give preference to candidates who have appropriate faculty qualifications commensurate with the Department’s guidelines that align with  AACSB  standards. UNC  Asheville is a leading public liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to teaching. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit the following electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu , where a fuller description of the position is also provided: 1) Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a fit for our institution, your teaching philosophy, and a description of your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to the evolution of your discipline. 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Diversity Statement: 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and © your understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university. 4) References: Names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Davit Davtyan, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, ddavtyan@unca.edu.

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