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Automation and Controls Engineer

Company: Cree
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Cree - Wolfspeed's Global Operations team has an opening for an Automation and Controls Engineer for the Materials development group. This position is located at our headquarters in Durham, NC.Responsibilities include designing and programming PC-based and PLC-based control systems and developing monitoring and maintenance systems using Visual Studio .NET and SQL. The engineer will be required to implement these systems in the plant and provide required support as needed. This includes multiple functions relating to the development and integration of software systems to improve tool performance and efficiency and to collect data from and monitor plant floor manufacturing processes. This will require the engineer to analyze a situation, develop a design specification that addresses the requirements, design and implement the solution, and document the design for ongoing support. The candidate will be required to coordinate the installation and startup of systems or system upgrades and the training of plant associates.What can you do for Cree - Wolfspeed?Design, code and troubleshoot plant automation and data collection systems.Design, program and install new electrical control systems and/or upgrade existing systems using the latest technology available.Providing technical support in maintenance of existing control systems.What you need for success:Bachelor---s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical degree.3 years of experience in programming Visual Studio.NET, JavaScript, SQL etc.3 years of experience with PCs, PLCs, I/O, sensors and process controls.Knowledge of and use of software source control systems.Demonstrated understanding of good software development and testing practices in a manufacturing environment.This position is not available for visa sponsorship by the Company.Highly preferred skills and certifications:5 years experience in programming Visual Studio.NET, JavaScript, SQL etc.5 years experience with PCs, PLCs, I/O, sensors and process controls.5 years experience with TFS source control systems.3 years experience with SSRS and report development.Working knowledge of AutoCAD (AutoCAD Electrical preferred).Knowledge of the semiconductor industry.Good communications skills.Experience leading and participating in a cross-functional support team environment, sharing knowledge and experiences with other team members in support of team responsibilities.Ability to interact with customers from a broad range of computer, control, and mechanical component experience and skill levels in a friendly, open-minded manner.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Cree - Wolfspeed is a powerhouse semiconductor company focused on silicon carbide and GaN technologies.After more than thirty years of forging new technology adoption and transformation, our Wolfspeed-- power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors and lighting class LEDs are leading the industry through unrivaled expertise and capacity.

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