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Controls Engineer

West Chester, OH 45014

Posted: 08/15/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 484185 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Controls Engineer

The Industrial Automation Controls Engineer designs, builds, and maintains controls systems for customers as well as act as Project Lead at times. This position is responsible for the interface between the hardware and software development for the automation system. Ideal candidate will have experience working for a robotic integrator. Our custom automation systems include pneumatics, servos, frequency drives, vision systems, communication networks, touchscreen, pushbuttons, and robotic integration.


You join a robotic systems and engineering group devoted to utilizing innovative technologies and creative problem solving to build custom automation solutions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards and motor controls; and prepare detailed drawings as required
  • Analyze project requirements and review customer SOW/RFP/RFQ specifications to develop customized electrical and control system design solutions for various automation applications
  • Develop and optimize electrical design drawing packages using AutoCAD Electrical software
  • Develop, write, and optimize PLC, HMI, Vision, and Robot programs:
    • PLC (Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Omron)

o HMI (Allen Bradley, Siemens)

o Vision (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)

o Robot (ABB, Fanuc, Yaskawa, Kuka)
  • Develop sequence of operations for automation solution and write custom code to control the system per the sequence of operation
  • Provide installation/start-up/debug assistance as needed; advise Systems Manager of equipment installation issues and potential corrective actions
  • Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities; and provide technical support to external and internal customers
  • Assist with safety risk assessments for robot cells in accordance with ANSI R15.06 standards: identify possible hazards and determine risk reduction requirements, suggest solutions, and validate

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field) preferred
  • Prefer 5+ years engineering experience in building controls, machine tools, and troubleshooting control systems
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including vision, power, sensor, inspection, communications systems, and Robot & HMI Programming
  • Customer-facing communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient with AutoCAD-Electrical, MS Office, Cognex Vision Systems, and Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000
  • Understanding of RIA Robot Safety Standards, OSHA Safety Standards, and NFPA 79 standards
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities and demands
  • Must be willing to travel to customer sites and hold a valid driver’s license in good standing (up to 35% travel)
  • Requires US Citizenship (ITAR compliance)
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