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Controls Engineer, Hydrogen Energy Systems

Company: Plug Power Inc.
Location: Latham
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Controls Engineer - Hydrogen Energy Systems

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Hydrogen

Position Summary

The 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 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 throughout understanding of the performance requirements of the H2 fueling systems and continually refine controls to enhance the customer experience. 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
  • 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

Experience with :

  • Modbus Protocol
  • o 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

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.

Keywords: Plug Power Inc., Decatur , Controls Engineer, Hydrogen Energy Systems, Other , Latham, Illinois

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