Controls Engineer

Industrial Skilled Trades | Schaumburg, IL

Posted Date 4/06/2020

Controls Engineer

Job Function:

The Controls Engineer creates/edits electrical designs industrial automation and machine tools. Other responsibilities include working with customer specifications to create electrical designs of industrial machine controls, interfaces between equipment, industrial communication networks and safety circuits. The Controls Engineer – electrical designer supports the software programmers, mechanical engineering and electrical build departments.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Understands controls engineering principals
  • Design electrical and software interfaces of machine tools and robot/automated loaders
  • Electrical design of machine/automation safety circuits (E-stops, safety guarding, etc…)
  • Electrical design using variable frequency & servo drives including servo / AC motors
  • Can design industrial communication and I/O networks (Profibus DP, Profinet, Ethernet IP or similar industrial communications networks)
  • Capable of understanding Siemens Safety Integrated hardware or other integrated safety control systems and thorough understanding of integrated safety principles
  • The ability to work closely with other controls engineers/technicians to ensure functional interfaces and installations

Additional consideration will be given to those candidates with the following experience or capabilities:
  • Experience in the gear manufacturing industry
  • Basic troubleshooting skills in electrical, PLC, or CNC systems
  • Experience designing with Siemens PLC or CNC based controls
  • German language skills

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