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Controls Programmer

About WISErg

WISErg Corporation (WISErg), is a Redmond, WA based fertilizer products Company established in 2010.  It has developed and commercially distributes fertilizer products in theWestern United States and Mexico.  The Company’s manufacturing process combines biological science, mechanical engineering and software engineering into a solution that converts landfill-bound food waste into a highly productive fertilizer approved for use in organic and conventional crops. The food waste is captured at grocery stores by a WISErgHarvester where it is processed into an odor and pest-free liquid.  This liquid is transported to a WISErg production facility, where it goes through an enclosed biological,patent-protected process and is turned into organic fertilizer.

Commercial growers use the Company’s products to improve production yields, reduce handling and labor costs, and improve soil health.  The Company is entering its third year of commercial sales and has an aggressive domestic and international growth strategy. 

Job Summary

  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
  • Successfully manage technical projects through the entire project cycle including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, commissioning, and closing phases
  • Provide application/control systems design and development for systems of varied complexity
  • Develop and evaluate alternative system solutions that meet stated requirements
  • Modify program/system logic involving multiple systems and subsystems
  • Develop proficiency in several programming languages and control device networks for PLCs & PC systems
  • Interact with customers to gain an understanding of the business environment. Define scope, plans and deliverables for assigned work
  • Work successfully in a matrix structure; focused strongly on customer service and personnel growth

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Duties include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, have excellent attention to detail, and be willing and able to learn new technologies quickly
  • Ability to design both power and control circuits with great attention to detail
  • Familiar with UL-508A, NFPA 70 & NFPA79 Standards
  • Process control design, development and troubleshooting experience with PID control algorithms
  • Able to identify and resolve electrical issues
  • Familiarity with field instrumentation and current loops
  • PLC Programming experience (Ladder Logic)
  • Familiarity with various PLC manufacturers’ hardware and programming software packages (e.g.. Siemens, Allen Bradly, Square D etc.).
  • Operator Interface/SCADA Programming experience
  • AutoCAD design experience developing electrical control schematics and mechanical drawings
  • Networking experience including – Ethernet, Profinet, DeviceNet, managed/unmanaged switches or cell modems
  • Material handling or process control design, development and troubleshooting experience
  • Experience successfully interacting and working with customers at multiple levels of responsibility in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Familiar with common Project Management tools for managing budget, schedule, and scope of various size projects
  • Willingness to work beyond core business hours, if necessary to minimize business interruption during planned or unplanned system modifications
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work with vendors to negotiate component pricing
  • Have solid verbal and written communication skills

Education and Experience

•BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience.

•3+ years work experience in industrial controls and system integration with a strong focus (50%) on software design and programming

Competencies/Skills

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•Computer Skills - PC proficient. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications.

•Oral Communication -Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates group presentation skills.

•Written Communication -Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet client needs; able to read and interpret written information.

•Visionary Leadership

Provides vision and inspiration.  Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.

•Planning/Organizing -Prioritizes and plans work activities effectively; uses time efficiently; maintains positive and professional office setting for employees and visitors.

•Dependability -Follows instructions, responds to management direction; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

•Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Superior ability to extract data from systems to write reports, business correspondences and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

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