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Controls Engineer



Posting ID: 7376818

Full Time
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  • Develop electrical documentation packages, descriptions of operations, interfaces between systems, and be on-site during startup to coordinate and help resolve issues.

  • Design in CAD electrical control panel layouts, bills of materials, and schematics.

  • Engineer Power and Control Circuits.

  • Architect Automation and Control Systems utilizing Commercial off the shelf components.

  • Estimate electrical costs and create budgets per project with proposal scope.

  • Program PLCs for control systems that include field devices such as photo eyes, shaft encoders, barcode scanners, pneumatics, scales, motors, VFDs, etc.

  • Responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC based hardware and software.

  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

  • Assists with project commissioning and troubleshooting of field installations.

  • Assists with creation and teaching of associated training.

  • May be assigned small projects to complete independently.


  • Accredited B.S. degree in Engineering or Computer Science.

  • Minimum two years of related experience.

  • Previous experience with AutoCAD.

  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude with a willingness to both design and perform field work.

  • Ability to understand and work from electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.

  • Previous knowledge of commonly used controls engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Ability to understand manufacturer data sheets and apply them in practice.

  • Ability to configure PLC's, HMI's, computers, networks, cameras, and variable frequency drives which are used to control sorters, conveyors, and other related equipment.

  • Ability to problem solve and be creative.

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Ability to build effective relationships with engineering groups, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.

  • A self-managed individual who is a team player.

  • Ability to travel (20%-65%), work weekends, holidays and overtime when required.

  • Must have ability to lift 70 pounds and climb ladders.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with the following Developer Software:

    • Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation Studio 5000.
    • SIEMENS TIA Portal
    • Beckhoff TWINCAT
    • Matlab and Matlab Simulink
  • Experience with any of the following VFDs:
    • AB PowerFlex 525
    • Siemens G120
    • SEW Movitmots
  • Experience with any of the following HMIs platform:
    • Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation FT View Machine Edition
    • Siemens, WinCC
    • Schneider Electric Indusoft and Wonderware
    • GE Cimplicity
  • Worked with the following Fieldbuses and communication protocols:
    • Devicenet and Ethernet/IP
    • Profibus and Profinet
    • CANOpen and EtherCAT
    • Ethernet TCP/IP
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Electrical and AutoDesk Inventor.
  • Familiar with Solidworks PDM or PTC Windchill PLM environments.
  • Familiar with ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP.
  • Deep understanding of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 79, and UL508A Standards and regulations.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred

About Aerotek:

Your success starts with the right career opportunity. Aerotek uses a people-focused approach to connect job seekers to incredible opportunities with leading organizations. Established in 1983, we've grown to become a consistent Best of Staffing® winner for talent satisfaction because of our dedication to exceptional service. Serving over 300,000 contract workers every year, we specialize in placing workers with engineering, scientific, professional and industrial skill sets. Aerotek is proud to offer competitive benefits, including contributory medical, dental and vision insurance, weekly pay, discounts on consumer goods and services and more.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Nicolette Mansfield

Phone: (410) 567-8076


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