Controls Engineer -Entry Level

Itasca, IL 60143

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Controls Engineering Job Number: PG50474531 Compensation: 29.00

Job Description

Title: Controls Engineer (Entry Level) 
Location: Itasca, IL 
Target Starting Salary: $55,000- $65,000/year
Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S. 
Hire Type: CONTRACT-TO-HIRE (6-Month contract leading to permanent employment after completion) 
As a contract employee of Sterling Engineering, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.
Job Summary
Perfect opportunity for entry-level engineers looking to start their career within controls and automation by gaining invaluable hands-on experience working on some of the most innovative industrial automated machinery on the market. 
Job Duties:
  • Create and design automation control systems and create project documentation and drawings to meet client requirements.
  • Diagnose automation problems and interact with teams, clients and vendors.
  • Configure software and hardware packages according to the design specifications.
  • Program PLCs (Allen-Bradley, Rockwell) and HMI / SCADAs (FactoryTalk, Cimplicity, Wonderware, Ignition)
  • Communicate with project stakeholders the progress relative to plan
  • Manage engineering projects as assigned
  • Manage project deliverables to agreed schedule and scope
  • Manage site construction and installation
  • Manage site start-up support of integrated control systems
  • Validate and commission facility systems following established execution protocols and ensure a successful turnover of the system to the customer.
  •  Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • Co-Op/internship, part-time, full-time employment, or project experience related to engineering, consulting, programming, process design, drafting, or architecture are a plus
  • Any experience in food/dairy, high-speed beverage/brewery, pharmaceutical, medical device, advanced technology, oil & gas, or consumer products industries is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in campus/community service act
  • Experience with CAD and/or SolidWorks, AutoCAD is a PLUS but not required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel and basic understanding of project management fundamentals

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