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Plug Power Automation Controls Engineer in Rochester, New York

Automation / Controls Engineer

Status: Exempt (salaried)
Department: Hydrogen

Position Summary

The Automation/Controls Engineer is a critical member of the hydrogen systems team. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining the automation solutions which control hydrogen generation, compression, storage, and dispensing systems at all Plug Power customer locations. Hydrogen fueling system performance is largely dependent upon establishing and supporting the proper software programming. The Automation/Controls Engineer helps remotely manage the active fleet of hydrogen infrastructure while optimizing system performance and limiting equipment failures/downtime. By partnering with the engineering, production, and field service teams the Automation/Controls Engineer will develop a thorough understanding of the performance requirements of the H2 fueling systems and continually refine controls to enhance system reliability. This role is vital to support Plug Power technology in the field while also furthering the Company's reputation as the industry leader in hydrogen fuel cell applications.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and deploy software solutions for hydrogen infrastructure systems focused around process control and optimal system performance
Provide leadership when deploying software solutions for H2 infrastructure to ensure appropriate communication and achievement of deliverables
Create and provide training to users on system interfacing and troubleshooting
Perform system tests to ensure that software and automation solutions are effective and reliable both pre and post deployment
Continually engage with H2 infrastructure stakeholders to understand H2 system performance needs
Create and manage methods for data acquisition and interpretation of system data
Refine system automation and software solutions based upon field data and stakeholder input
Manage the engineering change process around software releases
Develop, read, and interpret Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and Electrical Schematics as needed
Represent Plug Power in a professional manner at all times and in all interactions
Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

BS degree in Engineering, Information Systems or other relevant field of study
Five (5) or more years of relevant work history; experience developing automation solutions for field applications preferred
Prior experience with gas processing and/or refueling systems preferred
Experience with
Modbus Protocol
PLC Programming - Ladder Logic, Functional Block Diagram, Sequential Flow Charts
Schneider automation suite (Citect, Vijeo, Unity, Modicon, etc)
Allen Bradley (RS Logix, Factory Talk, etc)
Data management
C or C++
HMI/SCADA Programming
VB Scripting
Microsoft Office suite
Ability to travel as needed to carry out duties of the position - up to 25%
Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
Superior communication skills
Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively
Excellent follow-through
Must be driven and self-motivated
Must possess the highest ethical standards and a commitment to work quality

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

"Plug Power Inc. prides itself on being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. Neither the Company, nor any of its representatives, will discriminate against an applicant for employment or an employee because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, military or veteran status, known relationship or association with any member of a protected class, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. "

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