+31 20 4919874

5 5 7 9

Vacancies on 6 continents

7 4 0 2 3

Candidates in 112 countries

Controls Engineer PLC's

Posting date: 25/02/2016
Salary: 75 000 - 85 000 USD
Job Location: USA
Industry: Aerospace/ Defence
Contact Phone Number: +31 20 4919874


  • Install cost effective automation and process machine control systems.
  • Interface with external system integrators to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems to the Manufacturing facility.
  • Fully participate on projects: design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel, and technology transfer.
  • Monitor construction of equipment at vendors' facilities.
  • Ensure safety measures for all equipment and processes.
  • Correct potential safety or environmental issues using NEC, NFPA, and other pertinent safety codes.
  • Ensure safety procedures, such as Lock-Out Tag-Out, are followed at all times. Utilize AutoCad Electrical for systems design including control panel layouts, component documentation, and schematics.
  • Prepare initial CAD design layouts of both complete electrical controls systems and control sub-sections.
  • Review electrical drawing packages for conformance to Company standards.


  • Experience in the design and programming of Allen Bradley ControlLogix systems (most current products desired) Generate, debut and modify PLC code - ladder logic, structure text and function block diagram.
  • Knowledge of HMI/SCADA systems programming in a plant environment, including higher level communications protocols - Red Lion/IFIX. Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, machine/motion controls systems, electro-mechanical systems, Yaskawa VFD and Servo programming, communication protocols, and practical application.
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues.
  • Ability to reach fundamental understanding of process issues utilizing sound troubleshooting skills.
  • Capable of executing project assignments, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Desired Skills:
  • Ability to conceive and design a control system (never before demonstrated).
  • Understand the big picture of Controls use/implementation and be able to project this view).
  • Knowledge of legacy controls equipment, networks, and software.
  • Experience with the OSI PI (historian) interface.
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • B.S./M.S. Electrical Engineering Required Years and Area of Experience: 2+ years manufacturing experience working with process and automation equipment.

Job conditions:

  • Controls Engineer (Elmira, NY) Scope of Position: Manage the electrical and controls scope of process improvement, capital expansion, and obsolescence mitigation projects.