SCADA Engineer

MAC Incorporated

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SCADA Engineer Lake Forest, California
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The Engineer I, SCADA position supports the Worldwide Manufacturing and Engineering department by providing SCADA programming and control engineering support for the Worldwide Manufacturing facilities.  The candidate’s focus will be to develop software enhancements and upgrades and help to maintain existing SCADA infrastructures worldwide. Responsibilities include the design and development of SCADA graphics, SQL procedures, and reports without jeopardizing production. This position will interact with GTS, controls engineers, as well as contractors and vendors to provide data and controls integration support.  Where appropriate, this position may be asked to manage projects, help to prepare schedules, and coordinate project execution with other departments and teams.




Design, develop, and deploy SCADA graphics and reports for Company Operations

Design, develop, and deploy SQL tables, views, and procedures used to track and store SCADA information

Configure SCADA systems to communicate to new equipment

Track SCADA alerts and address SCADA system maintenance including reboots, backups, and client displays

Work with and manage contractors performing SCADA integration services

Assist in project management by helping with scheduling, coordinating appropriate groups, and ensuring project execution

Assist in end-user training of graphics and systems

Assist in troubleshooting system issues, expand user access, and assist in requests for data

Assist in creating SCADA technical and training documentation

Perform additional duties as assigned



Strong programming knowledge in VBA, VBScript, .NET, and SQL/Oracle

Ability to work independently and remotely

Basic understanding of network architecture and data flow

Strong inter-departmental communication skills with Production and Maintenance.

Basic working knowledge of Windows, Outlook, MS Project, Excel and Word

Ability to take the lead and manage projects

Ability to understand manufacturing process and packaging systems and how they function.

Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision

Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment and be a strong team player  



1-5 years as a software developer or controls engineer with experience of SCADA systems and software programming.  Experience working in food or CPG industry is desirable.



B.S. degree in Computer Science or other Engineering discipline with programming background



Previous systems integration experience is a plus

Knowledge of AVEVA Indusoft, GE Proficy, or other SCADA systems

Knowledge of Historian software

Basic understanding of PLC Programming

Experience preferably in Pharmaceutical, Food, or CPG industries

Good working knowledge of cGMP’s, HACCP/AIB, and FDA regulations in Food and Nutrition industries


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or other customers.

Manual dexterity required.


0Sedentary: Limited activity, no lifting, limited walking    0Moderate: Mostly standing, walking, bending, frequent lifting

1Light: Office work, some lifting, considerable walking    0Arduous: Heavy lifting, bending, crawling, climbing


WORK ENVIRONMENT:   In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.

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