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Senior Facility Automation Architect

Company: Innovasea
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Baton Rouge, LA or Boston, MA

INNOVASEA - Aquatic Solutions Built for Life

Innovasea is revolutionizing aquaculture by combining technological know-how with hands-on industry expertise to deliver innovative, end-to-end solutions that maximize grow-out from egg to harvest - whether on land or in the open ocean.

While our systems are precision engineered around each customer's unique siting, production and monitoring needs - and built to withstand the harshest environments - the outcomes of our work are uniform: Optimized species health. Scaled-up operations. Stable equipment costs. And a partner who's invested in seeing the customer succeed. Today. Tomorrow. For life.

Role and Responsibilities
We are seeking an RAS Facility Automation Architect who will be responsible for applying advanced factory automation concepts and techniques to land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for both hatchery/nursery facilities and land-based grow-out facilities.

The position is responsible for defining facility level control architectures supporting core systems as well as ancillary systems such as feeding, lighting, effluent treatment, etc. The objective of these systems is to both reduce the operator workload and the knowledge and experience level required of operators. The application of machine learning and AI techniques to the facility automation systems is expected. Knowledge of PLC based control systems and the ability to design complex systems for automation and monitoring is required. The RAS Facility Automation Architect will be responsible for maintaining up to date knowledge on automation technologies and Industry 4/Smart Factory concepts as they relate to current/future projects.

The position will work with control system engineers for the early stages of the control systems lifecycle and their integration into the facility automation system. The position will work with the software architects supporting other aquaculture products and systems to provide an integrated, cohesive, user experience. Ultimately, the position will define and help implement new Aquaculture Solutions for Land Based, Near Shore and Open Ocean aquaculture solutions.
Candidate in this position will:
Architect facility level control system supporting core RAS systems as well as ancillary systems to provide an integrated facility monitoring and control capability
Apply Machine Learning techniques and algorithms to data streams from PLC control systems, IOT and other data sources to monitor and control a facility's operation
Work with Control Systems and Software teams to collaborate on envisioning and incorporating advanced Smart Factory/Industry 4.0 technologies as well as identifying opportunities for improvements via lean design techniques while architecting solutions and developing systems requirements.
Interface with Innovasea engineers from multiple disciplines, manufacturing, field installation, customers and consultants
Select standardize automated machine data structures across all types of equipment to enable consistent reporting and analytics for sensor values, machine status, modes and alarms, diagnostics, and more.
Work with the team to implement specifications for machine learning models to analyze data at the edge. Deploy and manage custom algorithms to edge devices that send alerts and decision recommendations to fish farm personnel.
Prioritize data security in the infrastructure decisions, including implementation of regular security updates and easy-to-use tools to manage customer data.
Travel is required to client sites, including International travel.

Required Experience and Skills
5+ years of demonstrated engineering experience with proven track record working with defining systems engineering for factory automation environments including requirements analysis and development; system performance analysis; system integration and subsystem or system architecture development
Experience in systems engineering functions including: concept of operations development, requirements management, technical risk management, interface definition and control
Experience at applying Machine Learning techniques and algorithms to data streams from PLC control systems, IOT and other data sources to monitor and control a facility's operation.
Experience with developing the architecture and user interface and functionality for facility level management of multiple disparate subsystems.
Experience effectively communicating and presenting with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team
Strong organization, coordination, planning and collaboration skills
Experience supporting engineering teams in a multi-discipline environment
Experience conducting system integration and system test to include development of integration and test plans, test cases and procedures
Ability to visualize system functionality, to create block diagrams, and to analyze system performance
Time and priorities management

Education
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline; Master's degree is preferred.

About Innovasea
Fueled by leading-edge technology and a passion for research and development, Innovasea is revolutionizing aquaculture and advancing the science of fish tracking to make our oceans and freshwater ecosystems sustainable for future generations. With 250 employees worldwide, we provide full end-to-end solutions for fish farming and aquatic species research - including quality equipment that's efficient and built to last, expert consulting services, and innovative platforms and products that deliver unrivaled data, information and insights.

How to Apply
To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@innovasea.com

No phone calls, no unsolicited third-party recruiters or agencies, please.

Innovasea is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Keywords: Innovasea, Baton Rouge , Senior Facility Automation Architect, Professions , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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