Job title : Controls Engineer

Job Number : 80713
Division : Engineering

Job Description:

Controls Engineer
Summary: Electrical, pneumatic and software design, build and troubleshooting of control system solutions for industrial equipment and automation products by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Develop Electrical and Pneumatic designs in AutoCad Electrical 2014.
• Develop PLC Logic designs in Rockwell RSLogix5000 (ControlLogix, CompactLogix), RSLogix500 (MicroLogix), CXONE (OMRON), Step7 and TIA Portal (Siemens) and/or GX Works (Mitsubishi).
• Design Graphical User Interfaces with Rockwell FactoryTalk View Studio, CXONE, Step7 and TIA Portal , Visual Basic, EZAutomation and/or GT Works.
• Machine commissioning: program start-up, debug and install of automation systems.
• Responsible for troubleshooting equipment and validating the control systems to ensure reliability in operating environments.
• Write documentation and system specifications toward fulfilling the scope of work set forth by the IA program manager.
• Develop technical scope of work documents and estimate time and resources needed for the controls aspect of projects.
• Understanding and implementation of customer and IA specifications and standards.
• Use various communication protocols, including Ethernet IP, Remote I/O, DeviceNet, and DH+.
• Robotic software programming (ABB, Fanuc, IAI).
• Professionally represent IA at customer’s sites during commissioning and service.
• Active participation in communicating and suggesting company goals.
• Communicate and provide status reports to management.
Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred.
• 5+ years related experience and/or training.
• PLC software programming experience. Robotic programming experience ideal, but not required.
• Controls hardware design and configuration experience.
• Experience with custom assembly equipment and a good understanding of pneumatics.
• Working knowledge and experience with electrical codes and safety standards.
• Travel required: up to 30-40%
Competency: To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling assigned obligations.Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions.Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.Self-Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles to get to completion.Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.Independence - Job requires working on projects alone but following the specifications of IA and our customers.Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Skills: Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.Time Management - Managing one's own time.Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Abilities: Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Work Activities:
Communicating with Supervisors and Peers- Providing information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high during commissioning and low to moderate in the office.
Required education:
• Bachelor's
Required experience:
• controls: 3 years