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Control Engineer

Company: Optum
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: March 28, 2024

Job Description:

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates with the Opportunity of Relocation Assistance!
POSTION IS LOCATED IN MESA, AZ AT THE NATIONS LARGEST PHARMACY FULFILLMENT CENTER.

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start -Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -

The Automation Equipment Service Engineer coordinates with the AES Teams and other Engineers in supporting and optimizing mail order pharmacy throughput and minimizing downtime through the scheduling and completion of routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and process improvement strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:


This is a hands-on repair position that requires solid debugging and troubleshooting skills within Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic and PLCs
Install, setup, troubleshoot, and maintain various mail order pharmacy equipment and prototyping/testing new improvement projects
Ability to troubleshoot/repair/replace faulty electrical components such as: Motors, relays, switches, servos, VFD, and other sensing devices
Effectively maintain programming, troubleshoot, determine root causes of failure and perform corrective actions
Responsible to maintain and repair all the automation dispensing equipment to operate at optimum throughput and minimum downtime
Create SOP and training documents for all automation dispensing equipment
Provide support to the Automation team in finding solutions to complex problems
Work with vendors, production team, and site engineers to focus to maximize system overall effectiveness (OEE) measure and improvement/enhancement projects to minimal impact production goals
Debug PLCs, networking, power system, I/O devices etc., Develop and improve Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) / Distributed Control System (DCS) programs
Data analytic skills to troubleshoot and improve performance and system reliability
Installation and startup of new or changes to equipment or processes and coordinates major maintenance and repair or automation equipment
Be the technical expert in resolving technical issues around automation equipment
Work with Engineering and production Leadership in prioritizing maintenance activities and improvement/enhancement projects to minimal impact production goals
Report to upper management on equipment condition and status per down call protocol
Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan
Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas
Other duties may be assigned based on business needs


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.One year of post-high school education can be substituted/is equivalent to one year of experience.
Required Qualifications:

2+ years of experience with automation equipment (conveyors, motors, PLCs, IO devices, Pneumatic components, motion control, Robotics programming, and vision systems)
2+ years of experience working in high volume, multiple -shifts, repacking/manufacturing/fulfillment environment
2+ years of experience with industry-standard control systems such as Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Software PLC, HMI, RSLogic500/5000, Studio 5000, Siemens, or Bechkoff PLC experience
Ability to use PLC programing languages such as ladder logic


Preferred Qualifications:

2+ years of experience with maintenance troubleshooting using PLC tool and data sets
Solid understanding of electrical systems, including 3-phase 480 volts industrial electrical systems, and motor control



-At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. - -


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. - -
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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. -
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