Automation / Controls Engineer 1


Shreveport, LA, US

Division: BENTELER Steel/Tube 
Functional Area: Maintenance 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English (US) 
Requisition ID: 293 



At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Purpose of the Job

This Electrician will perform all functions necessary to maintain all operating and service equipment, using specialized tools/equipment as required in the Finishing Mill. The ET may work alone, with minimal supervision.  ET may also work in conjunction with other team members to ensure the performance of the Finishing Mill with regards to Automation, Drive Systems, PLC's, HMI's, and IBA. He or she will be considered the "Go To" person should any automation/electrical issues arise.  Electronics Technician


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for optimizing the production system during the shift;
  • Responsible for troubleshooting, advising, and eliminating any and all related issues while on duty
  • Assist in the development and implementation of work procedures, PMs and LOTO;
  • Participate in down day, outages, and special projects;
  • Participate in 5S, Lean MFG, and any other continuous improvement activities;
  • Participate in “Root Cause Analysis” meetings to determine and rectify problematic issues in the process
  • Participate in all safety activities to meet or exceed organizational goals and expectations;
  • Be an active participant in developing and maintaining a culture of professionalism;
  • At all times follow all company rules, policies, and expectations;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned;


Other Relevant Information / Location Specifics

  • Member of World Class Maintenance Team in Shreveport, Louisiana.;
  • Potential training in Germany as well as other countries and locations;
  • Support of the plant installation and commissioning teams if required;
  • Support of Factory Acceptance Testing “FAT TEST” if required;                               


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate required
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in a technical field is preferred but not required
  • Prior Siemens experience is a plus!
  • Experience with industrial power systems is a must;
  • Ability to organize and explain complex data in a clear manner;
  • Detail oriented with proven analytical, problem identification and resolution skills;
  • Ability to work in a Team orientated atmosphere;
  • Strong safety awareness and experience;
  • Demonstrated capability of achieving results through people, technology and process;
  • Seamless Pipe Mill Experience a huge plus!
  • The candidate must have a solid understanding of automation equipment, including PLC, HMI, and industrial networks
  • Have an understanding of and be fluent with data acquisition systems such as IBA.
  • Have a solid understanding of the various signals involved in automation that will be required, such as encoders, load cells, 4 to 20ma, 0 to 10 vdc, etc.
  • Have substantial experience with variable frequency drives and understand the theory of operation of the various subsystems.
  • SAP & general computer knowledge not required but preferred;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, coworkers and management;



Your contact

Kaylee Remedes 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 318 216-4262 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in 40 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Steel/Tube division. Here, we develop and produce custom, precision pipes for customers from energy production, automotive engineering, and other industrial sectors. In this division, we enable the unerring application of our products, from the concept up to process integration and thus to integration into our customers’ value chains. Along with that, our diverse fields of application make sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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