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Controls Engineer

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St. Marys, OH

Controls Engineer


Job Description

We have an immediate opportunity for a Controls Engineer North of Dayton. This position is a direct hire and is looking for a minimum of 2 year's experience.

•Creates detailed specifications and design of control systems as part of machinery/equipment purchases and capital improvement projects.Ensures conformance with basic engineering and design principles.
•Assists in sourcing and negotiating contracts with suppliers and contractors to perform various aspects of projects.Interprets and explains plans and contract terms for contractors, sub-contractors, administrative staff, workers, etc.
•Monitors project milestones and creates periodic project reports.Anticipates potential bottlenecks and implements contingency plans to overcome issues, such as contractor delays, bad weather, cost over-runs, emergencies, etc.
•Coordinates activities of external/internal personnel to perform installation, operation, testing, run-off, maintenance, and repair of equipment, components, and systems related to the project.
•Reviews, inspects, and debugs control systems to confirm that equipment, components, and systems are functioning properly and can be released to production. Provides on-going support for existing control systems.
•Analyzes existing control systems and implements modifications, as needed to improve equipment function, reduce cost, etc.
•Provides technical assistance to project engineers and process engineers. Provides assistance to maintenance personnel for troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of control systems.

•Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or equivalent is required.
•At least two (2) years of related controls engineering experience is required--preferably in a high-volume manufacturing environment is required.
•Working knowledge of the following is also required:
•Various programmable logic controllers (Allen-Bradley, Hitachi, etc.)
•HMI’s (Allen-Bradley Panelview and Panelview+ and Proface, etc.)
•AC drives (Allen-Bradley, SEW, etc.)
•Fanuc robots and vision systems
•Industrial networks (DeviceNet, Ethernet, etc.)
•Ability to read/interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
•Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Project software and computer-aided drafting/design tools is strongly preferred.
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and written/verbal communication skills are required.

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