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CONTROLS ENGINEER

CONTROLS ENGINEER

Industry: Engineering - Electrical
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Start Date: Position Available Now
Salary: $80-98K

Our client company, a world leader in the auto manufacturing industry, is currently seeking to hire an experienced Controls Engineer. The Controls Engineer will be responsible for the application, evaluation, development, project management, commissioning, and system management of manufacturing industrial automation and control systems. The ideal candidate is experienced in Lean Manufacturing and is proactive in taking action in leading quality improvement. Will have demonstrated success in making lasting improvements.

Additional job responsibilities:
  • Design control systems and prepare drawings, specifications, and scopes of work.
  • Write new or modify existing PLC programs and make system hardware recommendations to resolve operation problems, improve processes, and implement new project designs to support factory initiatives and continuous improvement.
  • Provide electrical engineering, hardware design, systems integration, PLC programming, motion programming, HMI configuration, component specification, project management, and start-up and commissioning of capital projects
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot facility and manufacturing control systems consisting of PLCs, AC and DC drives, computer controls, and HMI interfaces as well as traditional contactor type controls and process instrumentation.
  • Design and implement improvements to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability of existing plant and manufacturing control systems and equipment.
  • Document and maintain revisions to existing automated systems and maintain appropriate PLC and computer software/hardware information.
  • Support and assist Maintenance personnel in troubleshooting, testing, modifying, and installing electrical equipment and control systems.
  • Support and participate in implementation of and improvements to Manufacturing Execution System
Job Skills & Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related engineering field of study) required.
  • At least 5 years of controls engineering experience relative to manufacturing 
  • Experience with integration of ABB and Fanuc Robotics Automation Systems preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of automated material conveyance systems utilizing VFD’s, PLC’s, and motion control components.
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in programming with Rockwell Automation Software including ControlLogix/RSLogix 5000, SLC 500/RSLogix 500, EtherNet/IP Design and Configuration, RS View and PanelView and PanelBuilder 32.
  • Experience with implementation of Manufacturing Execution System preferred
  • Manage multiple projects with the flexibility of adapting to changing priorities.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership, strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and also work effectively and comfortably in team-oriented environment.
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