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Controls Designer


Electrical/Electronic Engineer/Technologist/Technician or equivalent
At least 5 years’ experience in machine control system design and PLC programming

Side note:  This is flexible depending on the position being filled.  Starting positions may be available depending on the role being filled.

Special knowledge/skills

Familiarity with special purpose machine function and set up
PLC programming and troubleshooting skills (Siemens/Allen Bradley)
HMI programming skills (Siemens/Allen Bradley)
Robot programming (Fanuc/ABB/Nachi)
Design software (AutoCad Electrical/SolidWorks Electrical)

Willingness to learn new skills and products


Key Responsibilities:

Design all machine wiring schematics – including power distribution, PLC control, network communications
Prepare bill of materials for all electrical components
Design panel and back plate layouts
Design pneumatic control system (this is integrated with the electrical schematic)
Prepare bill of materials for all pneumatic components
Generate PLC and HMI programs
Generate robot programs
Startup machine and troubleshoot all aspects of control system
Ensure customer satisfaction of the control system


Complexity/Analytical Skills

Ability to troubleshoot all aspects of the control system
Ability to design and program control systems for midsize automation projects


Answerable to controls manager for performance on all assigned tasks
Diligence regarding machine and personnel safety
Responsible to work toward the optimum performance of the equipment

Decision Making

Must be willing to think and learn independently
Ability to make decisions where safety/cost/deadlines are not involved

Internal/External Relations

Maintain good relationships with fellow team members
Maintain good relationships with outside contacts – sale reps/clients/etc.
Seek to provide the highest level of customer service


Excellent communications skills required


Must be responsible to organize personal work
Programming styles must be adapted for easy comprehension by team members and customers
Electronic files must be maintained in an orderly fashion
Must be able to cooperate with team members for greater efficiency

Financial Responsibility

Accurate time-keeping on projects
Ability to maintain company equipment/property


Desire to learn new systems/products/methods
Initiative to get the necessary details completed
Determination to overcome obstacles


Must be able to cross the border into the USA
Possible travel required to other countries

Some travel may be required to service machines and support customers


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