Controls Engineer

Waukesha, WI 53188

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Controls Engineering Job Number: Ca8415401031 Compensation: $95000-100000 / year

Job Description

Controls Engineer
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.

Education and/or Experience:
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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
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.

If you are a highly motivated Controls Engineer with a passion for innovation and the desire to work on exciting automation projects, we encourage you to apply for this position. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, a collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the field of control systems engineering.

Meet Your Recruiter

Max Francis
Technical Recruiter

Max Francis is a seasoned Engineering Recruiter specializing in the Automation Division at Sterling. With five years of invaluable experience in recruitment, Max is on a mission to help individuals find their perfect career move—one that aligns with their professional goals and supports their families.

As an Engineering Recruiter, Max excels in the Automation Division, leveraging his deep industry knowledge to connect candidates with opportunities tailor-made for their unique skill sets and aspirations. He understands that finding the right career move is a pivotal moment in people's lives, and he thrives on being a part of that journey.

What Max finds most exciting and rewarding about his work is the opportunity to guide individuals to their ideal career fit. He recognizes that this transition is an exhilarating time for most people, and he derives immense satisfaction from helping them navigate the path toward their next professional adventure.

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