Automation and Controls Engineer

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  • Durham, NC
  • 26 May, 2019

Job Description

CREE’s Global Operations team is seeking an Automation and Controls Engineer for the Materials development group. This position is located at our headquarters in Durham, NC. Responsibilities include designing and programming PC-based and PLC-based control systems and developing monitoring and maintenance systems using Visual Studio .NET and SQL. The engineer will be required to implement these systems in the plant and provide required support as needed. This includes multiple functions relating to the development and integration of software systems to improve tool performance and efficiency and to collect data from and monitor plant floor manufacturing processes. This will require the engineer to analyze a situation, develop a design specification that addresses the requirements, design and implement the solution, and document the design for ongoing support. The candidate will be required to coordinate the installation and startup of systems or system upgrades and the training of plant associates. Responsibilities: + Design, code and troubleshoot plant automation and data collection systems. + Design, program and install new electrical control systems and/or upgrade existing systems using the latest technology available. + Providing technical support in maintenance of existing control systems. Minimum Qualifications: + Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field + 3 years of experience in programming Visual Studio.NET, JavaScript, SQL etc. + 3 years of experience with PCs, PLCs, I/O, sensors and process controls. + Knowledge of and use of software source control systems. + Demonstrated understanding of good software development and testing practices in a manufacturing environment. + Candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) Preferred Qualifications: + 5+ years of experience in programming Visual Studio.NET, JavaScript, SQL etc. + 5+ years of experience with PCs, PLCs, I/O, sensors and process controls. + 5+ years of experience with TFS source control systems. + 3+ years of experience with SSRS and report development. + Working knowledge of AutoCAD (AutoCAD Electrical preferred). + Knowledge of the semiconductor industry. + Good communications skills. + Experience leading and participating in a cross-functional support team environment, sharing knowledge and experiences with other team members in support of team responsibilities. + Ability to interact with customers from a broad range of computer, control, and mechanical component experience and skill levels in a friendly, open-minded manner At Cree, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions. We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree? We want to meet you. Submit your application now. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Requisition ID: 2019-7805 External Company Name: Cree, Inc External Company URL: Street: Cree, Inc., c/o Shared Services