Controls Engineer

Job
Overview

  1. Engineering and Project Management
  2. Permanent
1087260
80000
Controls Engineer
Job Summary:
Responsible for the troubleshooting and repair of complex PLC controlled production machinery and equipment including equipment failures and process related issues. Includes diagnosis, troubleshooting, breakdown, preventative and predictive measures, as well as the implementation of long term corrective measures. Work is of the technical nature where independent judgment is used and decisions are made within the limits of general practice policies. Works with minimal supervision and communicates progress effectively
Essential Functions:
• Diagnose and correct problems with high volume automated production and CNC machining equipment (primarily Siemens PLC, Siemens 840D controllers, drives, vision systems, servo systems)
• Perform complete projects related to improvement and upgrades of above equipment, including documentation via maintenance management database (ie. Work orders)
• Provide assistance to engineering personnel as needed
• Update documentation for equipment modification and upgrades
• Complete miscellaneous assignments as required
• Work in coordination with representatives from various machine builders and colleagues from Germany
• Interpret, understand and modify electrical drawing and schematics
• Participate in machine installation and moves from an instrumentation and controls perspective
• Participate in teams and cross-functional groups
• Provide technical assistance and support to manufacturing operations
• Complete projects from beginning to end with little supervision
Additional Responsibilities:
Education:
• College graduate with BS/AS degree in Electrical Engineering or with equivalent industrial controls experience
Experience:
• Advanced knowledge of PLC logic and related controls. Understanding of manufacturing processes
• Knowledge of materials and methods of manufacturing
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, electrical schematics and pneumatic diagrams
• Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems
• Experience in machine building and automation troubleshooting
Specific Skills:
• High level of analytical ability where problems are complex
• Aptitude for learning new software and hardware systems
• Ability to read and understand ladder logic and electrical one line diagrams
• Proficiency in industrial controls and networking troubleshooting
• Understanding of manufacturing processes
• High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
• Effective written and oral communication skills
Desired – Education/Skills/Experience:
• PLC programming – esp (Siemens S7, 840D controller) or equivalent, HMI software
• Industrial networking (Profibus, Ethernet)
• Mechatronics
• Robot programming and troubleshooting
• 2D laser profiles, servo controls (Promess preferred), load cells, dispensing systems
• Pneumatics and hydraulics
What we offer!
At IFA Rotorion, North America LLC we take pride in selecting employees who will contribute to our success while finding personal reward and satisfaction in their work. That is why we offer a competitive total compensation package which includes:
• Competitive Base Salary
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Life/Long-Term/Short-Term Disability Insurance
• Company Matching 401(k)
• Paid Time Off
• Training & Development opportunities among many other benefits

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