Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer Jobs

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Controls Engineer to join our growing engineering department located in the Twin Cities metro area. The qualified individual must be a self-starter, well organized, and detail oriented. They must have excellent communication skills, plus the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide detailed design of industrial control systems including control panel design, networking design, and field device specification
  • Interpret P&ID, Process Flows, Specifications, and other system design documentation to use as the basis of control system design and programming
  • Provide control panel designs compliant with UL508A and UL698
  • Create I/O lists, specifications, test procedures, manuals, and other project documentation as needed
  • Create and document control system programs using modular and reusable programming techniques
  • Configure and program control system devices such as managed Ethernet switches, protocol converters, VFDs, and other controllers
  • Provide control system hardware and software shop testing
  • Provide on-site control system start-up and commissioning
  • Assist electricians with field modifications as needed

Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of industrial control systems, motor control, and field instrumentation
  • Minimum 5 years experience creating complete PLC programs using RSLogix 5000. Experience with RSLogix 500, Step 7 and TIA Portal, and Unity Pro also beneficial.
  • Minimum 5 years experience creating complete HMI/SCADA screens, preferably using Ignition, FactoryTalk View, iFix or Wonderware
  • Minimum 5 years experience with industrial communication protocols, preferably Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus Serial, Profibus, Profinet, ControlNet and DeviceNet
  • Minimum 2 years experience creating control system drawings with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Knowledge of scripting languages and databases
  • Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • U.S. Citizen or have legal right to work in the USA without sponsorship
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug test
  • Work occasional start-ups which may include extended working hours
  • Travel up to 20% of the time. Most start-ups are local or regional travel and are typically 2 weeks or less in duration.

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