Controls Engineer Job Description

Controls Engineer Job Description

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Controls engineer provides training of applicable electrical codes (NFPA, NEC, ARC Flash, etc.) asrequested and agreed upon by Facility Management.

Controls Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems
Use FIS Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up machine and automation project's and installations
Troubleshoot electrical problems on motors, drives, pumps
Support the design, specification, installation, startup and validation of process control systems, electrical systems and instrumentation for capital and upgrade projects
Conduct continuous improvement projects related to PLC and automated equipment
Know and understand Victor Mfg
Performs all technical duties and takes all technical responsibilities as the Responsible Engineer Manages all technical interaction within the team, Vendors, Sub-contractors, and other relevant third person parties involved with Show and Ride systems
Enforces Show and Ride technical principles to provide a quality product and necessary deliverables to our customer
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Controls Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Controls Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EIT, PMP, PMI, FAA, PLC, ISO, TS, PKI, NRTL, NEC

Education for Controls Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the controls engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Education, Technical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Manufacturing, Science, Mechatronics

Skills for Controls Engineer

Desired skills for controls engineer include:

NEC
Ethernet
Mechanical
Electrical
Software
AutoCAD
Sensors
Practical experience
Engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction
NFPA

Desired experience for controls engineer includes:

Allen Bradley Panel View use/programming AB Servo and AB VFD drives
Kawasaki programming, RS Logics, Microsoft office
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in PLC troubleshooting or coding
Experience with Allan Bradley systems (RSLogix) is a plus
Experience in high volume production of technological products or in production/process equipment commissioning is a plus
O Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls (RSLogix)

Controls Engineer Examples

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Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of controls engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for controls engineer
  • May be responsible for the installation and technical support of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based hardware and software
  • Develops all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery
  • Plans and executes projects involving compressor, generator, and gas and steam turbine controls
  • Ultimately responsible for all aspects of field engineering, field services, commissioning, start up and project handover to customers
  • Participates and/or assists other engineers in the design of products/processes/equipment/systems/ facilities by applying standard engineering theories, concepts, and techniques within the discipline
  • On-Call and Emergency Response
  • Negotiate with customers, technical issues of considerable significance that may impact current and future business
  • Troubleshoot PLC, robot, Press control systems and other automation problems
  • Program new installations of Press and conveyor systems
  • Reprogram equipment for engineering changes and improvements
Qualifications for controls engineer
  • O Strong problem solving skills, including 8Ds, FMEAs, and DMAICs
  • Good working knowledge of a range of PLC types
  • Ability to perform direct hands-on diagnostics and repairs (using hand tools, hand instruments, meters, PLC programming)
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot all production machinery and equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement for quality and delivery
  • Fanuc and ABB robot experience
  • Indramat and Siemens programming, Cognex vision systems, Microsoft Office
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Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of controls engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for controls engineer
  • PLC/HMI hardware/software design, programming, and troubleshooting
  • Providing internal feedback to the Controls & Electrical group on customers’ needs, potential product improvements, and new opportunities
  • Works in a team to help design and develop and/or customize electro-mechanical control systems for chemical and industrial gas distribution systems
  • Produce & update electrical schematics
  • Support to achieve all customer targets for PPM and customer complaints
  • Provide Controls engineering support plant wide and controls / Mfg
  • Provide support to the maintenance department in equipment trouble shooting to reduce / eliminate downtime
  • Participate as TS16949 and/or ISO 14001 Internal Audits as assigned
  • Assists with the development and design of control systems
  • Assists with the preparation of cost estimates
Qualifications for controls engineer
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering
  • Siemens programming and troubleshooting experience
  • 2+ years control engineering experience
  • Must have experience with Allen Bradley PLC RSLogix
  • Has previously been successful in leading support of production issues for both new and existing equipment
  • Successful in maintain all equipment controls and electrical systems to support manufacturing
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Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a controls engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for controls engineer
  • Develop, test and implement all programming and electrical controls on oven and packaging equipment
  • Develop AC/DC electrical schematics
  • Electrical System design and implementation
  • NFPA 70E Arc Flash program management
  • Troubleshoot and perform electrical repairs on oven and packaging equipment from 24 volt DC to 480 volt AC
  • Train the Maintenance department on all electrical control systems
  • Consults PLC Software Engineering on system architecture, description of operation, functional specifications, and interface documents
  • Test and validate the algorithms in MiLS & HiLS environment
  • Integrate, debug and calibrate the algorithms on the target vehicle
  • Support the establishment of MiLS/HiLS framework required for development
Qualifications for controls engineer
  • Able to read and interpret advanced electrical schematics
  • 2+ years of electrical or control experience
  • At least 3 years of engineering experience in O&G segment, specifically in compressor control applications, and gas/steam turbine control, including experience and knowledge of compressor process applications
  • Ability to understand and use root causes analysis and problems solving methodology
  • Strong team player with ability to multitask and adapt to change
  • Inspect equipment conditions utilizing established Preventative Maintenance procedures
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Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of controls engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for controls engineer
  • Troubleshoot and upgrade manufacturing equipment controls
  • Lead in the installation of controls and auxiliaries on production equipment
  • Hold meetings with machine operators, maintenance personnel, and others to discuss new technologies, applications, trouble shooting information and any other information beneficial to the operation
  • Complete other duties as assigned or directed
  • Perform routine system administration and maintenance activities (such as system monitoring, backup etc) for control networks, including but not limited to DeltaV DCS and Allen-Bradley PLC systems
  • Provide on-call support to Manufacturing in the area of automation troubleshooting
  • Provide support to other departments during process shakedown, testing, validation activities such as Installation and Operational Qualification
  • Provide troubleshooting support on control systems process/manufacturing-related issues
  • Assist to maintain implement control strategies for automated processes and equipment
  • Execute change controls pertaining to DCS/PLC changes, including the generation/revision of SDLC documents as part of Change Control or project-related efforts
Qualifications for controls engineer
  • Design and write programs that control motion, perform routine functions, make decisions
  • Possess good human relation skills in both implementing and coordinating efforts involved across several disciplines
  • Experience with VRF or Ductless mini-split HVAC systems a plus
  • Familiarity with VFD, Servo, Profinet
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot all equipment and continuously evaluate equipment for improvement for quality and delivery
  • DMAIC project methodology experience
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Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of controls engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for controls engineer
  • Maintain current backup files of equipment programs
  • Reviews and assists customers with developing SOW/RFP/RFQ and specifications - as requested
  • Supports and consults C&E
  • Supports and consults Sales and Marketing
  • Keeps TT-CB PLC Controls Engineering team updated with information about logic standards, issues, and improvements to the base PLC logic standards
  • Attends all project related turnover meetings & functional design reviews, as requested
  • Manages program requirements and standards
  • Attends all customer related approval meetings – as requested
  • Ensures SOPER activity is in line with project/program requirements and standards
  • Monitors project progress and issues from a program perspective
Qualifications for controls engineer
  • MEA, PPAP, and DOE experience
  • Minimum of 4 year bachelor degree required
  • HMI programming understanding of basic concepts, familiar with PanelView Plus and PanelView hardware
  • Understanding of vision systems
  • Related engineering experience
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience, experience with Lean Tools – 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping

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