TAIT Towers

  • Senior Director, Global Engineering & Control Systems

    Job Locations US-PA-Lititz
    # of Openings
    171420 R&D
  • Overview

    TAIT Towers is a world leader in innovative design and manufacturing of quality staging and scenery for the live entertainment industry. From enormous spectacular productions, to complicated touring sets, TAIT offers the brightest minds in set and stage creation, and is a true partner with some of the biggest names in Rock & Roll, Pop, Theatre, Theme Parks, and other major live events. Nothing makes us more proud than delivering innovative, cutting-edge and top-quality staging, automation, and specialized rigging for some of the best artists and audiences of our time. Please visit us at www.TaitTowers.com  for more information.


    JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Automation and Control Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Engineering or a related field, plus five (5) years of progressive, post-baccalaureate automation and control engineering experience, including experience in project management, ensuring projects adhere to worldwide safety requirements and working with entertainment technology and equipment, including stage automation engineering and control systems and solutions.


    Experience must include two (2) years of leading controls engineering team in the development, design, commissioning and support of client projects.


    JOB DUTIES: Responsible for managing the development and deployment of new control system technology.  In conjunction with the Navigator Software team and the company’s industrial automation suppliers, develop standard control system architectures, including safety systems, and integrate new technologies into the architecture for the project teams to be used globally.  Responsible for delivering the new technology to all of the controls teams globally.  Specific duties include: 1) Lead and organize the global future direction for controls systems.  2) Manage and document the controls systems and product roadmap.  3) Guide and strengthen a growing team of R&D engineers that develop, assist in the technical delivery, and training of new technology for projects.  4) Aid in driving the direction of future training and skills requirements for future commissioning engineering staffing.  5) Maintain processes that require Tait/ST controls engineers and integrators to create safe, working systems.  6) Develop and manage the controls system architecture.  7) Formulate long-term objectives, roadmaps, and standards of performance for the delivery of controls solutions.  8) Work hand in hand with the Navigator software team providing ideas for new features and testing implementations of new features.  9) Keep up with current industry trends, ensuring that the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position.  10) Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management and provide resource support and mentorship.  11) Ensure implementation, and refinement as required, of formal process to support the project development process.  12) Ensure that specialist project development is focused on meeting and exceeding the customer requirements.  13) Instigate and maintain cost and quality control for the controls engineering.  14) Possess general understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design.  15) Stay compliant and informed on changing worldwide standards and safety requirements for all products developed.  16) Possess a thorough understanding of the company’s capabilities.  17) Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on client engagements.  18) Track and report hours and expenses on a monthly basis.  19) Analyze development costs and ensure the budget is being adhered to.  20) Understand basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and make decisions accordingly.  21) Accurately forecast overall expenditure and utilization based on yearly forecasts.  Oversee 3 lower level subordinates consisting of a R&D Electrical Engineer, Automation Engineer and Senior Controls Specialist. 


    SPECIFIC SKILLS: Position also requires experience or knowledge in: 1) Knowledge of design principles and practices; 2) Working AutoCAD and MS Office; 3) PLC programming; 4) HMI and SCADA systems; 5) Industrial communication protocols such as: Profibus, Profinet and Ethercat; 6) Motion control applications, including commissioning variable speed drives; 7) Programming languages such as C++ and Java; 8) AGV’s, Robots, or other intelligent industrial machinery; and 9) Reading and knowledge of electrical schematics


    *Any level of experience or knowledge in the specific skills is acceptable.


    SEND RESUMES TO: Nichole Darley / Re: SDGE, Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC, 401 W. Lincoln Ave., Lititz, PA 17543


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