Job title : Control Systems Engineer

Job Number : 87844
Division : Engineering

Job Description:

Role and Responsibilities:
The control systems engineer provides specific value in developing and integrating automation applications for industrial plant environments. Delivers support to project management throughout the life of the project from project conception through preliminary design, final design, installation, check-out, start-up and on-going support phases. Utilizes PLC and HMI programming tools and techniques, implements applications, supports the resolution of problems and develops documentation of the resolution. The control systems engineer must have a keen desire to go beyond the minimum expectation to guarantee excellent customer service delivery.

Primary Job Duties:
Provides technical support and analysis for installed control systems
Develops PLC programs along with HMI graphics for specific projects
Performs engineering calculations following standard methods and principles and applies engineering judgment where experience dictates
Assists in the development of project specifications, estimates, change orders and schedules
Manages assigned portions of project and is proactive in problem identification and resolution
Gathers information that is relevant to a problem and brings information to the team for discussion; Develops alternatives, and receives assistance in identifying alternatives
Assists other engineers and project managers in performing aspects of projects, both in the office and at the customer’s site
Occasionally works with vendors to procure equipment and materials
Supports plant electrical personnel by understanding, designing, and troubleshooting electrical control circuits
Assists in the design of electrical circuits for instrumentation, motor control, and other electrical controls
Occasionally supervises other engineers and designers
Qualifications/Technical Skills:
Understands PLC system architecture layouts and control equipment usage
Able to specify PLC I/O addressing and assignments
Able to program PLCs (i.e.: ControlLogix 5000, SLC 500 and/or Modicon preferred)
Setup and configuration of HMI workstations, (i.e.: iFIX, Wonderware, PanelView)
Understands common industrial network topology and functionality (Ethernet, Controlnet, Devicenet)
Can operate a computer-assisted design/drafting program software environment.
Proficient computer experience using standard office programs like Microsoft Word and Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication
Helpful, serving, courteous attitude, and demeanor
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
Three years of experience or five years of experience
Knowledge of continuous/semi-continuous process control and material handling
Experience with refining/grinding/crushing processes or solid/bulk material handling and conveying is helpful
Experience designing industrial electrical controls and coordinating with original equipment manufacturers
Experience designing control network infrastructures
Experience reading and understanding drawings and blueprints
Knowledge of NEC and industrial best practices
Physical Demands:
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
Must be able to continuously sit
Must be able to walk to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
Must be able to push, pull, reach, bend, squat, crawl, kneel and climb occasionally
Subject to environmental conditions inside and out such as: extreme heat, extreme cold, wind and humidity; Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions not included above
Subject to noise levels above OSHA thresholds which will require PPE
Is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned
ControlLogix 5000, SLC 500 or Modicon: 2 years
HMI programming using iFIX, Wonderware or Panelview: 2 years