Automation/Controls Engineer (PLCs)

Viavi Solutions, Inc.

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Chandler, AZ

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) has a 90+ year history of technical innovations that have evolved to keep pace and address our customer’s most pressing business issues. We make equipment, software, and systems that help to plan, deploy, certify, monitor, and optimize all kinds of networks - like those for mobile phones, service providers, large businesses and data centers. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings and engineered diffusers, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets.


We are the people behind the products that help keep the world connected – at home, school, work, at play, and everywhere in between. VIAVI employees are fierce about supporting customer success and we welcome people who bring their best every day to the company - to question, to collaborate and to push for solutions that will delight our customers.

 VIAVI Solutions is seeking an experienced Automation/Controls Engineer to support equipment design and development projects supporting all thin film coating platforms and all post process steps in the manufacturing value-stream. VIAVI is currently building out a new production facility in Chandler, AZ.  This 24-7 production facility will be an extension of current facilities in Santa Rosa, CA and Rochester, NY and will be a high-technology environment, where safety is paramount, and employees are engaged to support a world class organization.  Manufacturing sites are located in Santa Rosa, Beijing and Suzhou China, and New York.

 Job Summary:

  • Design, development, and commissioning of control system software for industrial processes in a 24-7 manufacturing environment.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate structured, well documented, and robust PLC and HMI code meeting project objectives.
  • Assist with equipment troubleshooting. 
  • Lead, motivate others, and/or contribute to a team-work environment. 
  • Identify improvement opportunities and implement.

Required Skills:

  • Siemens Step7 Programming
  • Allen-Bradley RSLogix 500 Programming
  • Wonderware InTouch Development
  • Motor Drives Configuration and Startup
  • Industrial Networking (Profibus, Ethernet, etc.)
  • Read and understand electrical schematics and P&IDs
  • Strong time management
  • Ability to work effectively with Operations, Maintenance, and Contractors
  • Ability to solve complex problems with effective solutions
  • Learn quickly, committed to continuous self-improvement

Desired Skills:

  • LabView Programming
  • Draw electrical schematics using AutoCAD or Promis-E
  • Wonderware Historian (InSQL) Administration
  • Windows PC Administration
  • Linux Administration

Education, Experience, and other Job Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of five years in a similar role
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Occasional travel including internationally
  • If you have what it takes to push boundaries and seize opportunities, apply to join our team today.

 During the rapidly changing Covid situation, VIAVI continues to monitor the situation to keep our employees safe.  We continue to adhere to CDC guidelines, strong safety protocols for sites performing essential duties, limiting travel to essential travel etc.  We rely on strong benefits programs to provide our employees with support for both their medical and emotional wellness during this difficult time.

The VIAVI leadership team strongly encourages all employees, current and new, to get fully vaccinated and boostered.

If you have what it takes to push boundaries and seize opportunities, apply to join our team today.

VIAVI Solutions is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.