Controls Engineer


  • Location: Byron Center & Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Reports To: Automation Department Manager
  • Status: Full Time/Non-exempt

Job Purpose:

  • This position involves the design, implementation and management of Automation projects
  • Ability to design and troubleshoot programs for PLC’s and HMI’s of various manufactures
  • Proficiency with the full line of Rockwell Automation software and Allen Bradley hardware

Controls Engineer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage multiple projects and deliver on commitments and deadlines.
  • Willingness to split time between office design work and field troubleshooting / startup work
  • Working knowledge of 480V/110V power distribution
  • Working understanding of process controls and machine controls
  • Ability to interpret P&ID/Electrical Schematics and experience with basic instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of frequency drives, DC drives, servo drives
  • Working knowledge of varying degree of machine and process safety requirements and circuits

Controls Engineer Qualifications

  • Years of “hands on” experience in the design, development, troubleshooting and commissioning of electric and electronic systems for industrial applications
  • Experience using CAD software to generate electrical schematic drawings (AutoCAD Electrical preferred)
  • Experience with WonderWare software
  • Experience with Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, DH+, DH485, Remote IO, Profibus and Serial Networks
  • Experience with CGMP validation, quality systems, document control and FDA regulations
  • Experience with Siemens programming software and hardware.
  • Experience with GE Intelligent Platforms software and hardware
  • Experience with Visual Basic
  • Experience with factory floor data collection and databases
  • Experience with robot integration
  • Experience with Vision systems

Controls Engineer Work Hours

  • Hours are typically Monday through Friday
  • Hours are typically 1st shift

Controls Engineer Work Conditions:

  • Typically working on a variety of work sites

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