Sr. Controls Engineer


Sr. Controls Engineer

Position Overview

·       The Sr. Controls Engineer is responsible for assuring efficient operation and maximized machine uptime through preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of custom automation equipment. This includes updating all the electrical and controls designs and drawings.

·       Able to fluently program a wide range of controls such as; PLCs, HMIs, Robots, Vision Systems, Servos, etc.

·       Responsible for coordinating a team of technicians and/or engineers and collaborating with manufacturing operations to create the systems necessary to communicate, maintain timelines, select automation opportunities.

·       With a team of technicians and engineers, oversee the operation, troubleshooting, writing manuals, organization, service, troubleshooting, debugging, re-designing as needed, and other related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sr. Controls Engineering will need to work professionally with our vendors, management, engineers and technicians to engineer and project manage the operation and maintenance of existing custom automation equipment. This role will require working with company specifications, timelines, budgets, drawings and other information to create the custom automation.

Conceive concept ideas that will meet manufacturing operations’ needs. These concepts should ideally be: feasible, functional, simple, inexpensive, robust, safe, easy to operate and easy to maintain.
Engineer and maintain custom electrical and control designs
Upgrade old machines with new controls
Re-home robots and enhance (Epson, Fanuc, Adept)
Maintain and create all electrical and controls designs and drawings.
Program a wide range of automation components
Troubleshoot by examining code and machine down condition indications.
Connect and make changes to PLC, HMI, Robots and VFD’s.
Coordinate with management, vendors, engineers, and technicians.
Assist the electrical engineering design of the automation
May travel to other sites to assist with automation equipment troubleshooting
Organize project files and documents.
Research and select vendor purchased components for projects.
Successfully manage the evolution of custom automation such as debug, burn-in, install and training on new and existing equipment.
Other responsibilities as required by supervisor.

Skills and Experience

7+ years of relevant experience
BS Degree in Electrical Engineer or related Engineering discipline
Fluent with programming many automation components
Proficient with CAD
Experience with project management
Proficient and professional communication skill
Experienced with automation components; motors, servos, PLCs, HMIs, sensors, cams, hydraulics, pneumatics and other devices.