Sr. Control Engineer Position
We are a successful engineering firm in our 20th year of operation specializing in the repair, upgrade and relocation of large hydraulic and mechanical presses including load/unload systems, manufacturing cells and robotics. We are looking for a Sr. Controls Engineer to strengthen our existing controls engineering group.
Position Description (What you would be doing)
The position includes the ability for quotation development of new projects, conceptual design development, system troubleshooting and design of our electrical upgrades and control systems.
New quotation development responsibilities include the development of basic PLC, HMI hardware specifications based on customer requirements. Projects range from small system upgrades of existing systems to large, complex servo-hydraulic control systems with robotic interface. Estimating time required for drawing and program development are also part of the quotation development process.
New systems are developed by evaluating the existing control and then development of a new PLC based control system. Hydraulic, mechanical and other staff control engineers assist in development of the basic system configuration. It is the responsibility of the Control Engineer to design, program, over-see panel build, test and startup the system in our clients' facility. Development of new control concepts from scratch is also required although we have many base shell systems already designed.
Job Related Travel
Out of town travel is based on the requirements of the specific upgrade or system enhancement project. Our client base at one time was world-wide but is now almost exclusively based within the United States. Quality of life is important to us we make every effort to limit travel to 10 days on site at a facility. Most of our systems install in less than seven days and startup in less than five limiting the need for extended out of town travel. Business trips for quoting projects are limited to a day or two to evaluate the equipment and collect information. Most travel can be planned well in advance.
We focus of trying to keep our normal work schedule to a 7:30 to 4:00 daily work day and very limited weekend work. We also have a flexible work schedule allowing time off for important family events with a simple weekly makeup requirement. As with any company, extended hours are required during key portions of a project however they are not our operational norm as with many companies today.
We expect our employees to be self-motivated and driven to stay on task and complete projects in a timely manner. We do not micro manage our employees so the ability to keep good notes, plan and implement are key to the success in our firm. Time on site is expensive for us and our clients so we expect systems to be tested and ready run when installed to minimize on site time.
Future Growth Potential
As our firm continues to grow, many possibilities for growth exist to allow personnel and professional growth moving forward. We understand the successful candidate very likely has never programmed a press control system. We will walk you through this process and make sure all questions are answered as the project moves forward.
Education and Skill Requirements
The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a two year technical degree with a minimum of 3 years system design experience in the United States. The ability to develop an electrical drawing package using AutoCAD LT, ability to program all types of AB and Rockwell based PLC and HMI systems are required. A good understanding of the NEC and other machine and panel building standards is also a must for this position. Problem solving, troubleshooting and general technical skills are required. The successful candidate must possess strong communication and written skills and have the ability to discuss technical issues with clients and other members of our engineering team. Experience in project management and supervision skills are as plus but not required.
We offer top pay and a very good overall benefit package to the successful candidate We offer two weeks of vacation beginning at the start of each year with prorated time for the balance of this year.
Please visit our web site at www.pltengineering.com
We are an Engineering Consulting firm.
Fort Wayne, IN
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:52:00 PDT