Process Controls Engineer
Location: Novi, MI


Job #11476916
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A manufacturer and industrial supply distributor is looking to hire a Process Controls Engineer due to growth and new project work!

Why consider this job?
  • it's with a family-owned company
  • the company is growing; in the last 3 years they've double in size and greatly increased sales
  • permanent, full-time position with benefits including 401k profit sharing
  • there's no overnight travel, most projects/customers are local
  • you will have the ability to take ownership of this role, define it, and build it into something valuable

Job Summary: 
As a Process Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for all technical aspects relating to industrial systems controls for new engineering projects and in-house equipment. This will include field applications, system design, customer product development and enhancement, and machine maintenance. You will be working on a very large process controls project as well as assisting with smaller projects.

Controls Engineer Duties:
  • Support the manufacture, build, and validation of systems which include electrical, hydraulic, pneumatics, servos, VFD’s, relays, communication networks, HMI touchscreens, sensors, pushbuttons, etc.
  • Develop electrical and controls system designs.
  • Create electrical/software designs for customized solutions for manufacturing automation and safety systems.
  • Support project development, installation and start-up efforts. Maintain project scope and identify project creep.
  • Perform repairs and preventive maintenance of facility equipment and machinery to maintain optimal up time of production equipment.
  • Wiring, electrical/mechanical maintenance repair and installation.
  • Set-up & troubleshoot controls communication networks (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, etc.).
  • Maintain, modify, and troubleshoot PLCs, HMIs, motors, motor controls, drives, electrical circuits and hydraulic systems.
  • Provide technical support to both internal and external customers.
  • Create customer documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
  • Architect programs (PLC, HMI, Motion) that are simple to test, well-documented, and versatile.
  • Interpret client requirements, identify, and address design parameters & engineering problems to ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.
  • Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities.
  • Modify systems upon customer requests and document the amendments accordingly.
  • Provide timely reports summarizing findings on a given product or project.
  • Enhance profit through continuous productivity, throughput, customer service, quality and cost reduction.
  • Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities.
  • Provide technical knowledge regarding company products and capabilities.
 Requirements:
  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 2 years or more of relevant work experience in a technical, support-related role.
  • Strong knowledge of industrial controls, electrical design, and automated industrial systems including specification of power, sensors, PLCs, HMIs, and communications systems.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and controls diagrams.
  • Fluid power industry knowledge (hydraulics/pneumatics/lubrication systems) is a plus.
  • Experience with computer design tools (i.e. Auto-CAD, Solidworks, Automation Studio, etc.),
  • Experience with PLC and HMI programming and troubleshooting (Rockwell/Allen Bradley required, Siemens is a plus!)
  • Ability to work in a high-output environment
  • Personality traits that will make this engineer successful:
    • comfortable being hands on
    • enjoys being on the plant floor and not at a desk all day
    • can work independently and on a team
    • excellent problem-solving skills
    • effective communication skills
    • responsible, proactive, and resourceful
    • organized and able to prioritize

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