Job Vacancy Application Engineer – Electrical Automation Prime Searches

Job title: Application Engineer – Electrical Automation

Company: Prime Searches

Job description:

  • nterpret customer specifications, make specific product recommendations, and assist with selection of products/solutions
  • Work with both Distribution Partners and Direct Customers to help ensure that electric drives, controls, and communications are successfully applied/implemented to modern machinery and equipment for automation, assembly, test, material flow, etc.
  • Perform technical analysis of machine and application requirements and select best suitable products/solutions (sizing, selecting, applying, hands-on support).
  • Demonstrate/present key product capabilities and advantages to customers.
  • Generate samples of code for communication, PLC, HMI, drives/motion control and provide startup assistance.
  • Support the electric drive and control products in mechatronic systems.
  • Prepare and participate in product workshops and presentations for customers and trade show events (internal and external).
  • Travel Requirement: On average of 25%; but can be up to 40% at certain times.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Controls / Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (with electrical/controls experience) or equivalent with 3+ years of experience in programming and integrating automation equipment
  • Experience meeting customer needs by defining and supporting the best electric drive and control solution
  • PLC and motion control programming experience
  • Use of open communication standards (fieldbus and higher-level protocols)
  • Electric drive setup and tuning (frequency / servo / direct type drive systems)
  • Generate modern HMI solutions with web-based tools
  • Use of sizing/selection software tools
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, written and verbal, dependable and a positive attitude and responsiveness toward customers
  • Entrepreneurial driven mindset
  • Familiar working with Linear Motion Technology and Assembly Technology


  • Suitable knowledge of primary served industry segments (Assembly, Automotive, Medical, Food and Packaging, EV/Battery, Semicon)
  • Knowledge in optimized control system architecture setup
  • Experience in programming PLC/PAC control systems with motion
  • Knowledge of programming IEC61131-3
  • Applying and using fieldbus connections in control systems (e.g., PLCs, PACs, etc.) with industrial protocols (e.g., Ether CAT, Sercos, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, OPC UA, TCP IP, CAN bus).
  • Familiar with communication methods and setups to higher level factory production/execution/IIoT systems (Ethernet TCP/IP, VPN/Firewall, etc.)
  • Drive parameter setup and system tuning of drives running AC and PM motors/servos (open/closed loop)
  • Experience applying functional safety products
  • Programming experience using high-level programming languages (C++, Python, MQTT, Java, Rest API, JSON, Node Red, …)
  • Experience with Linux Ubuntu environment
  • Machine learning applications
  • Use of simulation software tools
  • Competence with TSN and 5G
  • Use of CAD Electrical software

Expected salary:

Location: Atlanta, GA

Job date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 22:27:05 GMT

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