Controls Engineer - Industrial Automation

Location: Detroit, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 10/30/2017
Job ID: 02510549
Job Description
Controls Engineer needed to work within a group of controls engineers to fulfill the instrumentation and controls responsibilities for a variety of process and industrial projects.  

Why work here?:
  • Established thriving mid-sized company in business over 20 years!
  • Variety of projects, platforms, and industries including Automotive, Food & Beverage, Laboratories
  • Longevity of employees, most have been there over 10 years
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits including annual bonus, per diem, travel bonus
  • Travel is domestic only
Job responsibilities:   
  • Develop and/or review control system architecture, flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), control sequences, and design specifications.
  • Analyze risks and hazards, and conducting risk analyses
  • Create responsibility matrices, instrument indexes, bills of material (BOMs) and other project tools.
  • Develop and/or review wiring schematics and control panel layout drawings.
  • Program and integrate Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including offerings from Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Wago, etc.
  • Design, set up, and perform system functionality tests on equipment in company's manufacturing facility and at customer sites.
  • Develop wire pull schedules and scope of work documents for contractors to use in bidding and construction.
  • Perform onsite startup and validation of equipment
  • I/O checkout and troubleshooting, calibrate instrumentation and tune PID loops.
  • Validate programming to confirm systems operate per control sequences
Basic requirements include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Must have experience in preparing drawings using AutoCAD electrical. 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the design/build/programming of PLC systems with field experience, from design to start-up.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience programming in ladder logic
  • Experience involving engine test cell instrumentation & control design, integration, troubleshooting and commissioning.
  • Ability to interpret and create Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Experience providing efficient, and effective client service, including balancing multiple projects and responding to changes in deadline, scope and design.
  • Demonstrates strong technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities with several overnight stays (25-40%), nationally for design meetings, equipment installation supervision and commissioning.
  • Problem solving skills, strong organizational and time management skills, team player, takes initiative to improve personal skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with all internal and external levels and groups