The controls engineer is accountable for programming of our various process equipment PLCs and HMIs. The Controls Engineer must be capable of applying knowledge to support goals associated with new and existing equipment controls projects from inception to final completion as defined by each project. Additionally, the Controls Engineer must be able to prioritize, focus, and work on multiple projects to successfully meet customer delivery schedules. Will be accountable to being measured for success with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in quality of product, quality of service, lowest production cost, talent development, etc.
Skillfully apply controls knowledge to solve problems related to equipment diagnostics and to offer solutions as needed to satisfy customer service requirements.
Standardize and implement best engineering practices related to human machine interface screen design and program source code design.
Work cross-functionally with other departmental team members to support the overall objectives of each project.
Convey a strong sense of urgency, anticipate and remove project barriers.
Create, diagnose, and logically solve control schemes involving high voltage power distribution as well as low voltage controls.
Experience wiring single and three phase control panels, motors, transformers, digital and analog instruments
Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical is a plus but not required
5+ years of PLC programming
Machine debug and start-up experience (i.e. tracing short circuit problems, conducting continuity checks, debugging program errors, making program changes to correct errors or to add additional functionality)
Experience with TCP/IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, and Ethernet Networking
Experience with Siemens and Allen-Bradley PLC's and Motor Drives
Possess excellent analytical problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
Ability to handle multiple projects
Proficient in the use of Microsoft office products.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient at using problem solving tools, performing root cause analysis, and implementing corrective action.
3-5 years experience in food and beverage manufacturing environment is desirable
5-7 years of strong controls design and programming experience
The employee is often required to sit for long periods of time and use their hands and fingers in order to use computer equipment, handle paperwork, use the telephone, and work on product-related components. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach. Occasional need to lift up to 50 pounds.Vision abilities required by this job include color and close vision.
The noise level is usually quiet to moderate but can be excessive in manufacturing and processing environments. The employee is occasionally exposed to mechanical parts and vehicles. Occasional travel in an airplane and automobile required. Occasional need to lift up to 50 pounds.