Boston, Massachusetts


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**Remote Position with Travel Up to 50%**

WM is offering an automation professional a unique opportunity to join an industry-leading organization to accelerate and broaden your Industrial Automation career. Join an exciting team at WM that implements advanced and innovative solutions across the organization

**I. Job Summary**

The role will join a team that provides industrial controls, process automation, and SCADA in several cross-functional fields such as Wastewater, Renewable Energy, Power Plants, Cloud SCADA, Recycling Automation, Plant Design, Drones, MES Systems, Satellite Imaging, and Advanced Data Analytics. In the new age of Industrial 4.0, WM is at the forefront of pushing the envelope with technology, and perhaps you are ready to join that journey.

This position participates in developing processes aligned with corporate strategy, which includes business requirements gathering, process development, piloting, and implementation. This person relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, performs a variety of tasks, and leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

**II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities** include the following:

+ Direct support of process control design, development & commissioning for WM Renewable Energy plants

+ Provide leadership, vision, and direction to define & execute the company’s Renewable Energy automation strategy.

+ Provide expertise in design and approaches to automation.

+ Work closely with vendors and internal WM operations teams to design & integrate solutions and oversee projects.

+ Lead design reviews, define and document project scope, and manage SOWs.

+ Proactively identify project bottlenecks and proactively mitigate risks.

+ Subject matter expert for industrial automation

+ Rockwell Automation PLC & HMI development (PlantPAX)

+ Designs field electrical and SCADA control systems in support of landfill disposal operations associated with landfill gas collection and leachate collection, treatment and recycling facilities.

+ Assist with troubleshooting programming and system faults for installed field and plant equipment; modify existing programs to improve sequencing, add/modify/remove alarms, and aide in improved troubleshooting and error response within the plant PLCs, Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), and automated systems.

+ Work in a team environment to develop corporate specifications for industrial control systems, instrumentation and other hardware.

+ Work in a team environment to manage & design company wide SCADA platforms and other industrial automation projects.

+ Oversees calibrates, programs, and installations of software updates to field installed equipment and instruments

+ Oversees & manage third party contractors during system install to develop update/redline system layouts, detailed drawings, and schematics.

+ Project management

+ Retrieves electronic data stored on field PLCs to analyze operational data to diagnose and resolve performance issues of leachate collection and treatment systems, landfill gas flares, and gas-to-energy facilities.

+ Prepare costs estimates, and purchase of field equipment and instruments.

+ Conducts site visits to analyze field conditions in to define project requirements, equipment and instrumentation needs; perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, instrumentation needs, and standards, and motor controls.

+ Executes field system commissioning and startup activities for projects.

+ Specify equipment and upgrades throughout a facility and individual pieces of equipment.

+ Conducts field-based validations of landfill monitoring and control systems, which include pneumatics, variable frequency drive (vfds), relays, control valves, instrumentation, communication networks, touchscreens, and industrial control panels.

+ Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.

+ Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard.

+ Performs other assignments as directed by a supervisor.

+ Ensure 100% environmental compliance in all work activities and follow environmental rules and regulations.

**III. Supervisory Responsibilities**

+ Must be able to oversee and direct third-party contractors during field activities.

+ Must be able to coordinate field activities between site teams and contractors.

+ Review contractor invoices and ensure timely submission.

**IV. Qualifications**

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelors of Science Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant experience.

Experience: 5 years of SCADA system (including instrument/equipment selection, installation, PLC programming, etc.) field installation and troubleshooting support (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

+ Must be able to work at a fast past and resolve issues independently.

+ Project engineering management, industrial control wiring, industrial control systems, industrial networking, and process design knowledge is necessary.

+ Analyzing data and presenting findings in written reports

+ Understanding of computer networking

+ Relay Logic

+ Ability to troubleshoot PLC control systems (including, Allen Bradley - Ladder Logic, Direct Soft, and others)

+ Rockwell Automation Factory talk Studio enterprise knowledge

+ Inductive Automation Ignition knowledge

+ Ability to develop and review electrical control panel drawings and P&IDs

+ Ability to develop and review control narratives & industrial networking

+ Strong troubleshooting skills

+ Strong team member

**V. Work Environment**

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. _Reasonable accommodations may be made_ to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

+ Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;

+ Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds part of the work day;

+ Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) rarely;

+ Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements. Part of the time

+ Normal setting for this job is an office setting, landfills and recycling facilities

+ Travel 35% to 50%


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click ""Apply.”


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Boston, Massachusetts

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The call of reveille is a sound that signals the beginning of a new day. It serves as a reminder of purpose and mission. While the bugle may not wake you when you return to your civilian life, at WM, you will find that sense of purpose and mission that is so familiar.

You will likely work with a fellow veteran at WM because one in twelve of our employees is former military. In fact, we hire a veteran every day of the year.

Our non-veteran employees have shown endless support for military heroes. Many in the WM community have spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents and grandparents who have served, just like you.

We have over 1,000 facilities and most operate like a platoon. Each facility requires people with strong skills and leadership experience. This small unit mentality promotes creative and enterprising thinking – something familiar to you. WM currently has openings in the fields of:

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