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Controls Engineer

Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
January 04, 2019


Our client, a global leader in packaging and process innovation in the food and beverage industry is looking for a Controls Engineer with solid experience in the food and beverage industry to join their growing team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal, leadership qualities, and a solid understanding of other engineering fields. (mechanical, electrical, controls, or structural) and managed manufacturing projects in a previous role.

Desired Proficiencies and Accountabilities

Understand and follow internal engineering procedures

Interface with other department engineers and project team members

Manage multiple controls projects concurrently

Help Sales and Marketing in making presentations to Customers and Clients

Field Surveys

Client contact / correspondence

Vendor coordination

Develop and lead in the preparation of drawing design packages, documentation lists, and schedules

Preparation of engineering calculations

Preparation of engineering documents including installation specifications, equipment specifications, and Bill of Materials

Help Sales and Marketing in making presentations to Customers and Clients

As required, assist in the preparation of project status reports and schedules

Controls Engineering

Understand and follow the company’s Controls Department procedures

Development of design concepts and controls strategies

Development of system functional specifications and sequence of operations

Development and debug of HMI applications

Development and debug of PLC programs

Development and debug of database systems

Commissioning and start-up

Preparation of as-built documents and drawings, technical and maintenance manuals and final documentation

Act as a controls engineering resource to all other departments

Keep track of state of the art control technologies

Minimum Qualifications

Education – Bachelor of Science Degree – Technical, Engineering Preferred

Experience – More than 3 years’ experience in controls engineering.

Self-starter with high motivation

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Leadership qualities for operating in team environments

Understanding of other engineering fields

Ability to develop, evaluate, and implement design concepts

Ability to manage project scope of work, budget, and schedule

Controls Engineering

Understanding of processes and process controls

Understanding of electrical principles and systems

Understanding of electrical and pneumatic drawings

Understanding of Flow Diagrams, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, and Symbols

Understanding of Control System Design and Components. i.e. PLC technology, HMI technology, instrumentation, pneumatics, motors, etc.

Knowledge of various packaging operations such conveying, filling, case packing, and palletizing

Proficient in Allen-Bradley PLC programming and other PLC manufacturers

Proficient in HMI applications development such as RsView

Knowledge of database applications such as MS SQL Server.

Knowledge of higher-level programming languages such as VBA or C++

Knowledge of communication networking and protocols such as Ethernet and DeviceNet

Ability to perform a project start-up