Controls Engineer

  • location: Germantown, WI
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $70 - $95 per year
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Controls Engineer

job summary:
Electrical Controls Engineer needed for a leading mfg in the Germantown, WI area. In this role you will be responsible for the design of complex electrical control systems for customer equipment.

location: Germantown, Wisconsin
job type: Permanent
salary: $70 - 95 per year
work hours: 8am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
  • Design of complete AC/DC electrical control circuits, network layout, panel layout, and enclosure layouts using AutoCAD.
  • Understanding of electrical switches, relays, pressure sensors, temperature sensors, digital devices, analog devices, etc.
  • Programming of PLC / PAC machine controls and HMI interfaces. May need to work with and modify existing "template" software.
  • Responsible for safety circuit design and understanding of safety categories.
  • Programming of ancillary devices including but not limited to servo systems, robotics, vision, and motion controllers.
  • Perform electrical calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications.
  • Support customer start-ups, factory acceptance testing, and on-site service support as necessary.
  • Assist in ancillary production functions such as purchasing, costing, and assembly.
  • Determine and document bill-of-material lists and order components for specific projects.
  • Work with outside vendors such as electrical panel building shops in order to assure designs are properly executed and schedules maintained.
  • Assist in mechanical assembly, other production duties, or organizational activities (Ex. inventory adjustments, re-arrangement of work areas, etc.) not necessarily directly related to electrical controls, in order to meet deliveries.
  • Provide customer service technical support.
  • BS in Electrical Engineer or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience
  • Must be able to work independently from supervisor and team with minimal guidance.
  • Understand typical industrial wiring schematics and diagrams.
  • Understanding of basic industrial controls circuitry (emergency stop, typical motor starting circuits).
  • Ability to design using AutoCAD.
  • General software structure and programming knowledge & experience (knowledge of loops, Boolean logic, conditional statements, etc.).
  • Specific experience programming industrial PLCs, experience with Allen-Bradley/Rockwell platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of AutoCad or equivalent design software is required.
  • Must be proficient using RSLogix software.
  • This position may require travel up to 25% for initial machine installations, site acceptance tests, service work, trade shows, and customer visits.
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong communication, verbal and written
  • PLC programming
  • Design
  • Report writing
  • Team Player

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