Data Acquisition Engineer

East Penn Mfg. Co. (Deka Battery), a worldwide industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of lead-acid batteries, is seeking a Data Acquisition Engineer.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining purchased data collection/MES systems to aid in the production or business environments
  • Developing hardware platforms suitable to efficiently run developed software applications
  • Working closely with external contractors on implementation of new systems and features
  • Working directly with end users to facilitate requests for changes, additions, etc. to the system
  • Working directly with process control engineers to support new equipment within the OT data acquisition environment
  • Working directly with IT Dept. in developing and maintaining OT systems
  • Instituting testing plans to verify correct operation of developed applications
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues with existing systems
  • Providing 24/7 support of existing systems (as required)
  • Creating and maintaining technical system documentation


A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field of study and a minimum of five years’ experience in a related field is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, but will consider candidates with associate’s degree pending relevant experience.


Additionally, qualified candidates should possess:

  • Experience with SCADA software such as Wonderware, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Siemens Simatic, or a similar application (required)
  • Experience with Wonderware In-Touch, Historian Client, and Galaxy and IDE development within System Platform (preferred)
  • Experience with Wonderware MES client (optional, but a plus)
  • An understanding of process trending, process events, and live data within a manufacturing environment
  • An understanding of manufacturing systems and their integration


Wonderware training may be provided to a qualified candidate that has adequate experience with similar data collection software systems.


At East Penn, our employees are our culture; our employees will always be the heart of the company.  We are a private, family-owned enterprise committed to cultivating an atmosphere that honors the contributions of everyone.  We want our employees to have long-term careers, and many do.  More than 30% of our workforce has over a decade of service.


East Penn offers: opportunities for career advancements, competitive compensation, health/life insurance, profit sharing, 401 K, paid holidays/vacation, and an open door policy. Apply in person or send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: Holly Spotts,



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