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Controls Engineer

Waukesha, WI 53188

Posted: 04/08/2024 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 3616

Job Description

We are a market leader in the field of industrial automation. Headquartered in Waukesha Wisconsin, we focus on installing automation systems for clients in a variety of sectors that include aerospace, automotive, life sciences, plastics, and more. Right now, we're looking for an experienced Controls Engineer to join us.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Please note that this list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be subject to expansion at the discretion of management.
  • Plan, compose, comment, test, and troubleshoot Industrial Robot, PLC, and HMI programs using established company methods and conventions.
  • Design and incorporate machine safety and industrial network infrastructures.
  • Conduct in-house testing on industrial robotic systems, including ABB and Fanuc.
  • Investigate equipment failures and challenges to diagnose faulty operation, providing recommendations to the electrical engineering department.
  • Assist Control Systems Engineers in programming control components, encompassing PLCs, safety devices, HMIs, servo drives, process hardware, and robots, from power-on to debug, and through to process fine-tuning and validation.
  • Support the service team by performing various support duties, such as preparing quotes and sales orders for service jobs.
  • Serve as the primary interface with the customer for the contract throughout the project, including reviewing progress and changes in contracts with the project manager.
  • Collaborate with customers to define solutions for proposed projects.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, with potential international travel. Willingness to travel as needed to complete project tasks.
  • Maintain a strong company presence and foster positive working relationships with customers, subcontractors, vendors, and colleagues to facilitate smooth system start-ups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Manager or Project Manager.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology, Automation Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • 5+ years of experience in control systems activities, including familiarity with hardware design, PLC, HMI, Vision Systems, and Robot programs.
  • Working knowledge of current programmable controllers and related technologies.
  • Understanding of common control and computer architecture, networking, and interfacing with higher-level computer systems.
  • Experience in selecting, programming, and integrating industrial control devices, sensors, PLCs, and HMIs;proficiency with Siemens or Allen Bradley PLCs required.
  • Familiarity with a diverse range of production machinery and equipment (Robots, LVDT, and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC Nutrunner torque controllers, current and power meters, induction heating systems, box erectors, labelers, laser markers, dot peen pin stampers, etc.).
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