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Employment

Bloom Engineering Career Opportunities

Entry Level Controls Engineer

Position Summary: The Controls Engineer is responsible for processing the electrical and controls portion of orders. The engineer specifies material for procurement, designs equipment as required and determines the applicability of existing designs to the customer order. Familiar with basic controls methods and technology as it relates to combustion equipment is essential. Relies on education, experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.

Essential Functions:
Functional Requirements
• Design combustion control systems.
• Integrate written and verbal communications to various departments inside and outside to engineering to ensure technical specifications are met.
• Design and check Control Panel drawings to ensure that the equipment will meet its functional requirements.
• Determine suitability of instrumentation and controls equipment not manufactured by Bloom for its intended purpose.
• Provide timely technical assistance and solutions to the team
• Is the person primarily responsible for successful field start up of Bloom Control Systems. Administrative Requirements
• Prepare engineering documents for customer submittal
• Fill out timesheets (or whatever method prescribed) to track drawing man hour requirements
• Update and maintain product and job records as required.

Competencies:
Computer Software Competencies:
• Basic Computer Programming Skills.

Design Engineering Competencies:
• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
• Ability to perform basic engineering calculations
• Able to program PLC ladder logic and code for a variety of PLC platforms.
• Internal and External Communication Skills.

Bloom Specific Competencies:
• Able to design Panels and Control Systems for custom applications with direction from Controls Engineer II or higher.
• Create and check Electrical Schematics under the general direction of Engineer II or higher.
• Create Ack-ESR documents for orders.
• Write specifications and obtain quotations for instrumentation and electrical equipment.
• Create functional descriptions of combustion control systems.
• Organize manuals Administrative Competencies
• Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Reader
• Very detailed oriented with a high attention to accuracy
• Highly flexible with strong organizational skills with strong time-management and the ability to achieve tight deadlines

Interpersonal Competencies:
• A self-starter with the ability to plan and prioritize work and manage multiple projects at the same time.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively engage and influence cross functionally
• Maintains a consistently positive temperament and objective approach while at work and under stressful jobsite conditions.
• Takes responsibility and is accountable for expectations and actions

Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract



Send Resumes to: jobs@bloomeng.com

Staff Accountant

Essential Functions:

Transactions:
• Responsible for managing the monthly close process within established timelines
• Ensure the balance sheet represents net realizable value through adequate levels of provisions and the recording of appropriate contingent liabilities
• Maintain Prepaid Expenses
• Ensure all G/L accounts are appropriately reconciled on a timely basis while resolving any out of balance conditions within 30 days
• Assist in development of month-end and ad-hoc financial variance analysis
• Assist in annual physical inventories
• Support Controller in developing and maintaining a strong system of internal controls
• Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
• Insurance Renewal Detail

Reporting:
• Issue timely and complete financial statements
• Assist in the preparation and timely submission of periodic forecasts and annual budget
• Assist in the preparation of the corporate annual reporting package
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
• Calculate variances from the budget/forecast and report significant Issues
• Provide financial analysis as needed
• Sales & Use Tax Preparation and Filing
• Provide assistance in the support of the annual audit process
• Provide assistance to external tax accountants by gathering requested information in a timely manner
• Prepare governmental census reports on a timely basis

Cost Accounting:
• Develop and Maintain Standard Labor & Overhead Rates
• Ensure costs associated with rework, idle capacity and abnormal hours are appropriately reflected in the financial statements
• Manage accounting and reconciliations of internal and third party projects
• Operational Analysis & Reporting

Competencies:

Technical Competencies:
• Thorough understanding of US GAAP with IFRS as a plus
    o Maintain an understanding of changing accounting and reporting requirements through annual continuous professional education
• In depth understanding of sales & use tax determination and filings for the various states in which Bloom operates
• Thorough understanding of ERP systems and how to effectuate the system for efficient transaction processing and reporting
• Analytically oriented with strong problem solving capabilities

Administrative Competencies:
• Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel (intermediate level)
• Initiative to drive continuous improvement within the accounting department as well as proactively support companywide initiatives
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to achieve tight deadlines

Interpersonal Competencies:
• Maintain a high level of ethical standards
• Energetic, curious, resourceful, highly creative and self-motivated. Able to thrive in a fast-moving and sometimes ambiguous environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively engage and influence cross functionally
• Ability to foster a “work with” team environment to achieve personal growth and company goals

Job Types: Full-time
Required Experience: BA/BS in Accounting with 2-4 years experience in related field.

Send Resumes to: jobs@bloomeng.com

 


 

 

Applications Engineer

Primary Responsibilities:
|• Develop an understanding of product knowledge and application as it relates to the customer’s requirements
• Prepare proposals based on input from the sales force to accomplish the customer requirements
• Become familiar with and operate Bloom Software programs: o Bloom NOx o Conventional Program o Regenerative Program
• Respond to functional and technical elements of the RFP
• Listen, understand and have the ability to convey customer requirements
• Maintain all quotes, calculations, and proposals in an organized manner and ensure that all required material is copied into its assigned folder. • Maintain a timesheet of projects being worked on for the various Bloom facilities.

Additional Responsibilities:
• Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company mission, values, and financial objectives
• Maintain professional business relationships with internal and external customers
• Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects Competencies

Technical Competencies:
• Minimum of 2 years working with combustions systems and technology
• Analytically oriented with strong problem solving capabilities
• Ability to read architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprints and have a solid understanding of basic mechanical control systems
• Proficient in AutoCAD and experience in Autodesk Inventor a plus
• Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
• Comply with strict legislative, environmental laws and regulations as well as company health and safety practices

Administrative Competencies:
• Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel (intermediate to expert level)
• Initiative to drive continuous improvement within the Applications Engineering Department as well as proactively support companywide initiatives
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to achieve tight deadlines

Interpersonal Competencies:
• Energetic, curious, resourceful, highly creative and self-motivated
• Exceptional time management skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-moving and sometimes ambiguous environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively engage cross functionally

Job Types: Full-time
Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with 2-4 years experience in related field.


Send Resumes to: jobs@bloomeng.com

 


 

 

Senior Controls Engineer

Work involves the engineering and design for combustion control systems. The systems are custom designed for use with BLOOM equipment. Work involves knowledge of electrical circuits, loop control, and standard practice for instrumentation and heavy industrial controls. This position reports to the Manager of Controls Engineering.

- Knowledge of electrical elementary, P&ID, piping, power distribution and control drawings
- PLC and HMI programming experience is required
- Industrial Instrumentation practice and design experience is required
- Ability to comprehend equipment literature from a variety of manufacturers
- Experience with NEC and NFPA codes is desired
- Knowledge of system requirements of hazardous classified areas is desired
- This position requires an estimated 20-30% travel
- Must meet the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations if necessary
- Light to medium physical demands – exert up to 20 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently
- Some days require work standing in an industrial plant for the majority of the work day (kneeling, climbing, crouching, etc. are regular activities while in industrial plants)

Professional Behaviors:
- Demonstrates initiative to take on new responsibilities
- Meets committed deadlines and renegotiates before missed
- Communicates efficiently and effectively – both internally and with customers
- Readily shares knowledge and experience
- Takes responsibility for fixing problems; owns the solution

Project Work:
Design and process orders for control systems may include:
- Develop schematics, panel layouts, flow charts, P&ID and other drawings
- Program PLC and HMI software for combustion systems
- Procure equipment and assemblies (panels) to meet necessary ship dates
- Review piping and proposed controls equipment to ensure system is workable and safe
- Generate custom control solutions with hardware and software
- Generate Bills of Material, instructions, and operating manuals
- Generate Function Design Specifications
- Track information for internal processing and Accounting
- Coordinate assembly at outside facilities
- Conduct panel checkouts and FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
- Interpret safety codes to ensure safe operation of combustion systems
- Check drawings and engineering documents for technical correctness
- Write functional description of control equipment
- Coordinate assembly of manuals for automation
- Generate control system estimates and interact with Sales and customers to develop orders
- Sales support - meet with customer to determine optimum design requirements

Startup and Commissioning Work:
- On-site travel support and phone/email support for customers
- Support installations in progress and of existing systems – includes wiring, setup of devices including HART protocol, site programming changes, and training
- Must have knowledge of contractor practice and standard industrial construction
- Field test and commission control equipment
- Service any trouble calls or equipment malfunction
- Willingness to submit to on-site, customer-required background checks and drug and alcohol tests

Equipment and Software Knowledge:
- Experience with RSLogix software for AB ControlLogix PLC platform required
- Experience with Windows OS, MS Office (especially Excel), and Ethernet communications is required
- Familiarity with Siemens, GE, and Modicon PLC software is desired
- Must be familiar with HMI programming such as RSView (AB PanelView), PanelMate, and Red Lion
- Experience with SCADA software such as Wonderware, Intellution, and LabView is desired
- Programming experience must include loop control and sequencing
- Programming experience in Visual Basic or C is desired
- Experience with combustion safety circuits and MCC circuits is desired
- Experience with use of VFDs is desired
- Basic understanding of DCS functions


Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a minimum 5 years in design of control systems 


Send Resumes to: jobs@bloomeng.com

 


Field Service Technician / Field Service Engineer

Qualifications:
- Complete understanding of the combustion and industrial heating processes to the extent that a root cause can be determined for failed systems
- Ability to act as a project manager in the demolition, construction and start-up of a new or retrofit industrial heating application
- Specific knowledge of the combustion of various combustion fuels such as natural gas, propane, oil, blast furnace gas, and coke oven gas
- Ability to read and utilize CAD to manipulate both mechanical and electrical drawings
- Ability to algebraically solve engineering equations used in combustion and industry
- Ability to calibrate, use, extract and analyze data from various instruments used to analyze combustion efficiency and thermal efficiency of industrial heating processes.
- Ability to independently use electronic measuring equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, vibration analyzers and interpret the data being produced by these devices.
- Knowledge of PID control loops and how these are used to control industrial heating processes.
- Basic understanding of the use, programming and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controller’s (PLC’s) and Distributive Control Systems (DCS)
- General knowledge of safety requirements in an industrial environment
- Ability to utilize standard MS Office package, including Word and Excel
- Ability to travel independently within North and South America required. Must be open to travel word-wide.

Responsibilities:
- Independently troubleshoot and determine a root cause analysis for failed industrial heating systems
- Review programming in PID loops in single and multi-loop controllers
- Interface with industrial heating equipment operators, engineers and managers
- Interact with other Service Technicians & Corporate managers to improve the corporate Service offering
- Keep a vehicle maintained, properly registered and insured so that they can enter into an industrial facility
- Act in a manner that would support the professionalism of Bloom Engineering Company, Inc.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract



Send Resumes to: jobs@bloomeng.com