Waukesha, WI 53188 US
Location: Waukesha, WI
Salary Range: $95,000 - $100,000 per year (based on experience)
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Are you a talented Controls Engineer looking for a new opportunity in Waukesha, WI? We are currently seeking a Controls Engineer to join our team. Under the guidance of the Control Systems Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for designing and implementing control systems for custom machining projects involving automation principles.
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology, Automation Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
5+ years of experience in control systems activities, including familiarity with hardware design, PLC, HMI, Vision Systems, and Robot programs.
Working knowledge of current programmable controllers and related technologies.
Knowledge of common control and computer architecture, networking, and interfacing with higher-level computer systems.
Experience selecting, programming, and integrating industrial control devices, sensors, PLCs, and HMIs; experience with Siemens or Allen Bradley PLCs required.
Familiarity with a wide variety of production machinery and equipment, including Robots, LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC nutrunner torque controllers, current and power meters, induction heating systems, box erectors, labelers, laser markers, dot peen pin stampers, and more.
Plan, write, comment, test, and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs using company standard methods and conventions.
Design and integrate machine safety and industrial network infrastructures.
Perform in-house testing on control components and systems. Conduct equipment tests at the customer site as requested.
Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and make recommendations to manufacturing staff.
May act as Lead Controls Systems Engineer as requested by the Engineering Manager.
Provide Project Manager (PM) with timely status reports of assignments.
Complete all necessary Project Development paperwork and produce meaningful project control documentation.
Travel as required to complete project tasks, with the ability to travel up to 25% of the time; international travel may be required. Travel is project-based.
Program all control components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, process hardware, and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine-tuning and validation.
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