Salary $85,000 - $130,000 2 months ago
JPS-584 Lead Controls Engineer
  • St. JosephMichigan, United States, BuchananMichigan, United States
Job Description

Job Description
Skills: controls engineering, custom automation, precision machining, design experience utilizing AutoCAD, PLC - Allen Bradley, HMI - Allen Bradley, Robotics, Servos
Qualifications: Bachelors' degree in engineering
Job description A Senior Controls Engineer uses their knowledge of custom automation and precision machining as a member of a team of sales professionals, managers, designers and builders to develop world-class automation systems. These machines are uniquely designed assembly, inspection, and test systems for industries that demand precision assembly for their components. Some of the industries we serve include automotive, aerospace, defense, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, and industrial component manufacturers.

Job Duties
• A Senior Controls Engineer will take responsibility for the design effort on assigned projects under the direction of the Director of Engineering. It shall typically include, but not be limited to the following:
• Prepare control systems designs and utilizing AutoCAD prepare drawings which include power distribution, PLC, main and station panel layouts, console layouts, pneumatics, hydraulics, and instrumentation.
• Write and document software.
• Review and take ownership of budgets and schedules. Work with the Project Manager to develop cost to completes and release dates.
• Coordinate with the Controls Assembly Department during the build phases of the project to provide efficient and timely solutions to problems.
• Lead and develop the Controls Design Department through mentorship of Level I and Level II Controls Engineers. This includes facilitating formal and informal training on products and software
• Develop preliminary projects schedules
• After power-up, debug software to develop the machine into a production worthy system.
• Participate as a team member during the installation phase of the project.

Desired Hardware Competency
• PLC - Allen Bradley: CompactLogix, ControlLogix, SLC 500, PLC 5, MicroLogix. Siemens: 416 Square D: Symax 50.
• HMI - Allen Bradley: Panelview, Panelview Plus. Siemens: TP, OP Series.
• Communications - Allen Bradley Ethernet I/P, ControlNet, DeviceNet. Siemens: Profibus.
• Variable Frequency Drives - Allen Bradley Powerflex, SEW Eurodrive.
• Robotics – Denso, Epson, FANUC, Kuka, Kawasaki.
• Linear Actuators - Intelligent Actuator, Festo, Tolomatic, Rexroth.
• Servos – Allen Bradley: Kenetics 6000, SERCOS Servo Drive Interface, Yaskawa: SGDV, SGDH.
• Vision – Keyence / Panasonic / Cognex / DVT.
• Data Acquisition - Keithley: DAS-1400, DAS-1600, PIO-120

Desired Software Competency
• PLC - Allen Bradley: RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500. Siemens: Step 7, TIA Portal. Square D.
• HMI - Allen Bradley: FactoryTalk View Studio, RSView, PanelBuilder. Siemens: ProTool.
• Communications - Allen Bradley: RSNetworks, RSLinx, Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet. Siemens: Profibus.
• Robotics - Adept V+, QuickBasic, Python, C++
• Servos - Allen Bradley: Kinetics 6000, SEW: Motion Studio.
• Application Development - Visual Basic v4.0, v5.0, v6.0, National Instruments LabWindows

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelors' degree in engineering.
• 7+ years' experience in controls engineering related to custom automation.
• At least 3 years of design experience utilizing AutoCAD software required.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position will lead and develop Level I and Level II Controls Engineers in their group or department on a day-to-day basis.
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 48 hours of work expected per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Travel will be 20% or more per year.
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