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Senior Controls Engineer


To support, improve, develop, research and test electrical components, equipment, and systems on the plant floor in order to meet production needs each day. In addition, plan and implement all controls related activities for both manufacturing equipment and facility related.
The following job/task functions have been identified as the core functions of this position.
To maintain or improve upon all hardware required for control systems located on facility floor.
Read electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic prints.
Complete design of electrical control systems including creation of electrical schematics using AutoCAD for new and retrofit press and manufacturing equipment.
Understand, support, and program complete PLC and HMI programs located in equipment on the facility floor.
Understand and support motor drive configuration for servo, variable frequency and DC systems.
Understand and support robotic programming located in equipment on the facility floor. (FANUC Material Handling)
Assist engineers in specifying ancillary robotic welding equipment including weld guns, torches, cabling, dress out, tool changers, tip dressers, and torch cleaners.
Use computer based engineering software and equipment:
(PLC and HMI base programs, PC based programs, CAD based programs)
Evaluate and apply new technology as required
Direct activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.
Test suspect control or electrical devices for failures.
Meet with management regularly to discuss problems with the equipment and potential resolutions.
Train plant maintenance associates on the control systems and other programming equipment on the manufacturing floor.
Work with outside engineers when visiting the plant to set up new machinery, make repairs, etc.
Able and willing to work any shift assigned.
Keeps work areas clean and orderly.
Participates in continuous improvement activities.
Assumes other duties as directed by supervisor.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in a stamping facility as well as experience with robotic welders. We offer competitive wages, benefits, and the opportunity to work with a stable & growing company.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five years plus related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred
Experience:

PLC Programming and troubleshooting.
Allen Bradley Microview Software
RSNetworx ControlNet
RSNetworx EtherNet
Allen Bradley Ultraware
PNOZ multi Configurator (Pilz Safety Relay Software)
Welding (Spot)
Auto CAD
AB DeviceNet
Fanuc RJ2 Robotic Programming
Fanuc RJ3 Robotic Programming
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Keyence Software
Rockwell RSLinx Pro
Panel Builder 32
Panel Builder 1400e
RS Studio Machine Edtion
Ladder Logic for CNC Machines
RSLogix 5
LMI Software
RSLogix 500
RsLogix 5000 (ControlLogix)
Siemens Step 7
Sick PLS Safety Scanner Software
Electrical Print Reading
Electrical Repair Knowledge

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