Controls Engineer Job Description
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The Controls Engineer uses established procedures to perform a variety of engineering work in the design and startup of PLC-controlled systems for material handling equipment. This position has a fundamental understanding of equipment, business, and customer requirements that drive the design of the technical solutions and participates in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including the analysis, design, electrical designs, installation support, electrical installation debugging, and support of other complimentary engineering staff associated with the electrical hardware engineering. The Controls Engineer resolves basic site requirement changes and supports solutions to complete designed equipment installation.
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The Controls Engineer will support the development of prototype and concept vehicles, with a strong focus on vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles, and unmanned vehicle platforms. Primary customers support the advanced automotive and defense industries. An open mind to new challenges and a desire to constantly learn is a must for any candidate. We are looking for highly talented candidates to support vehicle software and electronics design, development, and integration. The following section describes the skills that are valuable for the types of projects awarded to our group.
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The Controls Engineer position will be responsible for improving the effectiveness of the workforce by developing and implementing process improvement projects in operations and developing standard processing procedures in the plant. This position will require the design, implementation, and startup of these control systems, which involves the application of advanced computer/PLC/HMI programming, electrical control knowledge, and process engineering skills. This role includes the use of structured problem-solving and statistical process improvement methodologies. Contributes to and leads small project teams to ensure the successful completion of team objectives. Requires close collaboration with operations staff during the design process to troubleshoot and resolve problems during construction or installation.
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The Controls Engineer will prepare, maintain, review, and revise baseline schedules and budgets for programmatic/project activities and/or line-item construction project activities. This position will review work for completeness as required by project specifications and scope definition. Apply standard cost and/or scheduling data to departmental programs or systems. Responsible for utilizing the tools and systems necessary to effectively and proactively manage and control concurrent projects throughout the organization from proposal through execution and completion. Tasks may include the preparation, monitoring, and control of baseline detailed and integrated master summary schedules and milestones; preparation, monitoring, and control of baseline time-phased budgets.
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The Controls Engineer is responsible for all plant machine control systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new machine controls and standards.
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Join our Controls and Robotics team and participate in the development of our future Industrial Robots Systems. The Controls Engineer designs and implements advanced new control techniques for the future of robotics products.
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The Controls Engineer will provide project support and expertise within our construction consulting practice. This position will work with an internal team of professionals along with client project managers, construction professionals, and project stakeholders, to develop, manage and monitor Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules and project control systems throughout a project's life cycle.
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The Controls Engineer researches, plans, and designs electrical and electromechanical products and systems, and directs and coordinates activities involved in the fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems by performing the following duties with a moderate level of proficiency.
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The Controls Engineer is responsible for troubleshooting and programming robot applications, conveyor systems, equipment, and process/equipment monitoring systems.
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Seeking a Controls Engineer to handle projects.
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Frequently asked questions
What does a controls engineer do?
A controls engineer is a professional who designs, develops, and maintains systems that control and regulate different types of machinery and equipment. These systems are commonly used in manufacturing, transportation, energy production, and many other industries. A controls engineer's work involves designing and implementing control systems to ensure that machines or processes function effectively, efficiently, and safely.
The primary responsibility of a controls engineer is to design and develop control systems that can automate and optimize different processes. This involves analyzing the requirements of the system, selecting appropriate sensors and actuators, designing control algorithms, and testing and validating the system to ensure that it meets the desired performance specifications.
A controls engineer should also have excellent problem-solving skills to troubleshoot issues with existing control systems, develop and implement solutions to improve system performance and prevent future problems. They should have strong analytical skills to evaluate data and identify trends that can help optimize control systems.
In addition to technical skills, a controls engineer should also possess good communication skills to work collaboratively with other engineers and stakeholders. They should be able to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical team members and stakeholders.
What skills does a controls engineer need?
The following are some of the key skills required for a controls engineer:
Knowledge of control theory, feedback systems, and system dynamics
Proficiency in programming languages such as MATLAB, C, and Python
Experience with simulation software such as Simulink, LabVIEW, and SolidWorks
Familiarity with PLC programming and SCADA systems
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.