Industrial Controls & Automation Engineer

Industrial Controls & Automation Engineer
March 10, 2021 Sally Baker
Pekin, IL
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Education: B.S. Engineering; or a two-year degree with extensive experience

Manufacturing Maintenance Solutions (MMS) looking for Industrial Controls & Automation Engineer. Engineer will execute a project through the full project life cycle including but not limited to; Project procurement, Electrical Controls Design, and Project Management. Meets with the customer to discuss requirements and provide cost effective designs, and accurate quotes for labor and material.

Location: Pekin, Illinois

Compensation/Hours: Full-time, 1st shift 7:00AM-3:30PM, Monday-Friday

  • This position is an exempt position and hours will flex as business requires
  • Starting wage offer will be based on candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or a two-year degree with extensive experience in Control System design.
  • Industrial Communication Protocols Knowledge of factory communications such as RS-232, Industrial Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, and Profibus
  • Knowledge of variable speed drives is required
  • Hands-on Engineer Troubleshooting skills (using a meter/scope/PC to trace a problem)
  • Motion Control Experience with specifying, integrating, programming, tuning and/or commissioning different electric motor VFD and/or servo control systems.
  • Understands the basics of motion control (PID loop tuning, etc.)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with CNC Machine Tools
  • Understanding of machine tool design and concepts
  • Understands basic machining nomenclature
  • Understands axis control methods (feedback methods, fully closed vs semi-closed positioning, position compensation methods, etc.)
  • Understands spindle / table drive concepts
  • Robot programming / teaching experience
  • Experience with 3D Modeling
  • Familiarization with vision systems
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley products (RSLogix 500 & 5000)
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) circuit design and/or troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with the following standards: NFPA 70 (NEC) NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety)

Project Management Duties & Execution

  • Familiarization and adherence with safety standards and risk assessment procedures
  • Tracks project costs (material and labor) and timelines.
  • Communicate regularly with the customer to coordinate project schedules and status.
  • Work with internal managers to handle project manpower (labor) needs.
  • On-site at customer location for project installation.
  • Project start-up: power-up, commissioning, system testing & troubleshooting. Required Skills & Qualities:
  • Design complete industrial electrical control systems including: electrical schematics, panel layouts, conduit layouts, BOMs, network diagrams, etc.(Preferred design environment is AutoCAD.)
  • Specify and purchase the necessary material for a project.
  • Design coordination with other internal departments (mechanical engineers, millwrights, welders, etc.)
  • Calculate panel ratings (SCCR, arc flash level, FLA, etc.)
  • PLC Programming (ladder logic, structure text, function block, etc.): Understands complex PLC/PAC programming methods
  • Visual Display Layout / Programming (HMIs, Touch Screens, etc.)
  • Drawing in a 2D CAD Environment Proficient in CAD drawing/drafting methods
  • Understanding of Ethernet Networks Understands ethernet networking concepts, ie: addressing, packets, etc.
  • NFPA 79 (Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery)
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06 (Robot Safety)

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

The duties of this position will be performed primarily in a factory environment.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Travel in and around a factory, office facilities and around the job site out-of-doors
  • Safely climb and/or maneuver over, under and around equipment
  • Use close and color vision
  • Operate tools and equipment as required
  • Lift or move 50+ pounds occasionally

Benefits (Waiting period may apply):

  • Medical Insurance:
  • Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance – Offered
  • 401K/Roth IRA – Offered
  • 80 hours Vacation (accrual begins after 30 days of employment)
  • 10 paid Holiday