The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Energy & Sustainability is comprised of three interactive teams: Campus Sustainability Office, Energy Management, and Utilities. These three highly dynamic groups work in close collaboration with each other to achieve mission critical goals and strive daily to reduce the environmental footprint of the university while providing vital utilities services to Cornell's Ithaca campus. The focus of the Utilities team is to take on the herculean task of ensuring Cornell's energy infrastructure system is running like clockwork on a 24 hour, 365-day per year basis. Production facilities include a combined heat and power facility, which provides both the steam for heat and electricity for campus, a hydro plant, and both on and off campus solar electric plants. All of the water for campus is provided by a university owned potable water filtration plant. Electricity from the local utility is fed through a university owned electric substation. Lastly, Utilities is also responsible for all of the distribution and collection systems located on campus including steam, chilled water, electricity, potable water and waste water.
The Industrial Control System Engineer takes the lead role in installing and maintaining utility plant related computer and control system infrastructure to insure safe, uninterrupted, efficient, and environmentally compliant operation of the University's utility plants.
The Industrial Control System Engineer will work independently with limited supervision to:
Design, install, and commission control systems, execute modifications and upgrades, and troubleshoot existing control systems.
Coordinate with suppliers, contractors, and clients to determine IT projects' scope and cost.
Support operation of Cornell's Central Energy Plant (CEP) alarm management system.Work with operations team to add new alarms as needed and remove nuisance alarms if necessary.
Filter historical, trend data, and produce custom reports to support management decisions.
Responsible for the security and compliance to utility plant requirements, Cornell policy, and government and environmental regulations.
Work closely with Cornell's central IT service (CIT) to ensure that all CEP IT requirements are met while conforming to Cornell policies and standards.
Maintain Industrial Controls System network documentation and disaster recovery (DR) procedures.
Manage software agreements and licenses for utility plant equipment.
Be familiar with NFPA, NEC, UL, OSHA, ISA, NEMA, IEC, ANSI and other applicable codes and standards as they pertain to the design and installation of industrial control panels.
Maintain a continued focus on keeping up with industry trends and changes with continued self-education and training.
Adapt, combine and/or improve existing service products, processes and programs; continuously develop innovative solutions.
Available for emergency calls on a 24-hour/7 days per week basis to assist operations staff in emergencies and other times as required with resolving problems.
All employees are accountable for supporting the IPP organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
BS Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) 3-5 years' experience as hands-on Automation Controls Engineer working with machine control and data acquisition.
Specific requirements include:
Knowledge of control systems architecture and communication protocols.
Knowledge of control systems installation, troubleshooting practices and procedures.
Ability to become a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) within 6 months.
Experience in industrial control equipment including:
Ladder logic PLCs (such as Allen Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix and RSLogix 5000)
Human Machine Interface (such as HMI / GUI - AB Panelview, FactoryTalk, GE Proficy, and Microsoft Visual Basic)
Serial communication (RS-232) between PLCs and instruments
Ethernet communications between machine PLCs and database systems
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's OK if you don't.
Master's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) with a minor in industrial control processes with 3-5 years of extensive knowledge of utility or industrial plant processes, control philosophies and field control and instrumentation.
Rockwell Automation process control systems
GE Proficy HMI software and historian databases (e.g. utility trend data archive).
Demonstrated excellence in programming PLCs.
Well-defined methodology for maintaining code structure and organization. Ability to program state machines for complex processes which data acquisition and PID control. Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery.
Certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
No VISA sponsorship is available for this position.
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