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Automation Controls Specialist 3

United Launch Alliance

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Decatur, AL
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Your Role: What you'll be doing

Provides engineering, integration and technical support of automated assembly equipment. Designs, develops, and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery.   Responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC based hardware and software.  Design work includes PLC SW logic, CNC programming, HMI programming, and drive configuration.  Highly analytical and uses these skills to examine and improve processes in order to increase productivity effectively, efficiently, and safely.  Performs troubleshooting and eliminates control systems issues as they arise.  Maintains configuration control of current PLC source codes and modifies according to engineering design changes. 
  • Responsible for automated controls system design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up assistance.
  • Design, write, test, implement and document PLC and HMI software.
  • Support installation, commissioning, and production support of the control systems on the production floor.
  • Completes the design and/or modifies the design of complex systems that integrate both hardware and software controls elements.
  • Work with other integration engineers on researching new technologies which can be applied to aerospace applications to improve system design and performance.

Your Background: What education and experience you'll need

Requires a bachelor’s degree plus 5 - 8 years of experience.

About ULA: What makes us different

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:
  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments
Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination in full prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster ( English | Spanish ).

Interested in growing in your career with ULA?

Apply today. We look forward to learning more about you!

Your Background: What skills you'll need

  • Bachelor degree required, or 4 years of directly related exempt work experience may be used to satisfy the bachelor's degree requirement for positions. 
  • Proven experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley or Siemens
  • CNC experience with Siemens 840 controllers
  • Experience programming servo drives and VFD’s
  • Proficient in programming Fanuc, Kuka, and/or ABB robots a plus
  • Experience in C++ or Python Programming language is preferred

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!