• Mechanical Engineer (PLC)

    Job ID 2018-1181
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    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking an Mechanical Engineer (PLC) to join our Philadelphia Engineering Office. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our office is located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is a dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability. The Navy Yard has over 20 acres of parks, one mile of waterfront trail and is located less than one-half mile from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, as well as the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!. 

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to

    • Develop test procedures to validate machinery control system performance.
    • Provide machinery control system commissioning and testing.
    • Program and modify new and existing programmable logic controller (PLC) programs for control systems
    • Contribute creation of the code as well as testing and debugging for implementation in production.
    • Provide support for R&D projects as well as production requirements.
    • Work with and Production team to help quickly identify and resolve problems
    • Actively participate in improving the programming of control systems and implementing changes.
    • Research, develop and apply advanced engineering concepts in the solution of complex manufacturing problems.
    • Reviews new designs for production ability, considering cost, quality, safety, delivery, production capabilities
    • Manage and prioritize multiple project timelines
    • Evaluate existing production equipment and recommends design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.


    Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3 to 5 years of experience with PLCs.
    • Integration experience in fielding a PLC based system
    • Test experience in writing test procedures and conducting test events
    • Ability to optimize, add new features and improve existing control systems.
    • Experience with field startups.
    • Experience with electrical troubleshooting.

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Familiarity with Rockwell platform is preferred
    • Software development experience is a plus but not required
    • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of structured text and setting up PLCs
    • Understanding of the following is preferred:
      • JAVA and Python
      • Engineering processes such as waterfall, agile, etc.
      • Control algorithms
      • Object oriented practices
    • Knowledge and experience using Linux operating systems.

    EEO Statement

    The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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