Junior Controls Engineer

Dekalb, IL 60112

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Controls Engineering Job Number: Ts314300516 Compensation: $60000-80000 / year

Job Description

As an Electrical Controls Engineer, where you'll play a pivotal role in designing and developing cutting-edge machine controls for heat seal packaging machinery. 

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. now and in the future. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop machine controls for heat seal packaging machinery with precision and efficiency.
  • Create electrical schematics using AutoCAD Software or equivalent, showcasing your technical prowess.
  • Develop electrical enclosure panel layouts utilizing AutoCAD or similar computer software.
  • Generate machine controls Bill of Materials using the company's ERP system.
  • Test and debug electrical control circuits, ensuring flawless functionality.
  • Integrate various inkjet, laser, or robotic systems, demonstrating your versatility.
  • Program machine control components, including PLCs, HMIs, and others, leveraging your programming skills.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, showcasing your organizational abilities.
  • Assist in machine manual development and quoting processes.
  • Collaborate effectively with engineering and assembly departments, fostering teamwork and communication.
  • Perform final machinery check-offs to verify all systems' functionality, ensuring quality standards.
  • Provide technical assistance to customer support, assembly, and sales teams as required.
  • Communicate project progress, goals, and customer expectations to the department manager.

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley PLC and HMI programming is a must.
  • Experience in designing, testing, and troubleshooting industrial equipment with electro-mechanical components.
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD software or equivalent for electrical designing.
  • Familiarity with electronic test instrumentation
  • Ability to adapt to new machine controls software and update as needed.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience (co-ops and internships are acceptable).

The annual base salary range for this role is from $60,675.00 to $72,810.00 depending on your experience.

Meet Your Recruiter

Ric Delgado
Lead Technical Recruiter

Ric Delgado is a seasoned Principal Recruiter primarily focusing on the Automation Division at Sterling. With a distinguished tenure of over five years at Sterling and an impressive career spanning more than a decade in the recruiting field, Ric is a respected and accomplished professional in talent acquisition.

As a Principal Recruiter, Ric draws upon his extensive experience to excel in the Automation Division. His in-depth understanding of this dynamic industry enables him to connect talented individuals with exciting and fulfilling job opportunities expertly. Ric plays a pivotal role in helping candidates find new positions, advance in their careers, and achieve their professional goals.

Ric's passion for positively impacting individuals' lives through career advancement is the driving force behind his dedication to recruitment. He takes immense pride in his role as a professional growth and development facilitator, understanding the pivotal role a career change can play in a person's life journey.

He firmly believes in continuously updating one's skills and knowledge to stay competitive in any field. His commitment to personal and professional development not only enhances his own expertise but also positions him as a valuable resource for candidates seeking guidance in their career journeys.

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