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Controls Engineer

Company: Staffing Future Inc.
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Controls Engineer
Rochester, New York

Controls Engineers- Direct Hire(Rochester, NY)
Kelly Engineering is currently representing several companies in the Rochester, NY area, supporting the hire of several Controls Engineer and Electrical Engineers- Mid-Level to Sr. Level! - Direct Hire.
Skill-sets required:
Role One:
Our client, a custom builder of motion controls systems, is hiring a Controls Engineer, Direct Hire.The Controls Engineer will work with a team of sophisticated Systems Engineers designing, building and programming high performance multi-axis and single axis motion control products.(Prototyping hardware, software, tweaking motion design, development; debugging;delivery of subsystem of larger systems, or any custom builds, etc.).The right person will either have a strong Systems Engineering background with motion controls, or, the right core education and skills, combined with a great attitude and work ethic to learn motion control products.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs, develops and supports industrial automation systems with Motion Control products.
Interface with Sales Group as Technical Advisor in Discovery phase of new Control/Turnkey System opportunities.
Develop control system bills of material based upon Catalog Items for quoting to customer.
Provide estimated Non-Recurring Engineering hours for development of control systems.
Provide estimated Recurring Engineering hours for debug, commissioning and assembly of control systems.
Interfaces with customers to develop machine control specifications for customer specific applications, which may include Development of Application Specific software related to the project & Development of UL Rated Electrical Assemblies.
Identify and recommend control panel hardware as well as coordination of material purchases.
Oversees construction of electrical assembles by manufacturing department staff.
Coordination for commissioning and Debug of hardware and software in-house as well as on-site.
Provide support to customer service department, includes but not limited to phone and on-site support.
Bachelor's degree (Technical Degree); with at least 5-10 years of experience as a Systems or ControlsEngineer, with an excellent understanding of mechanical/machine operations. The right person strong in Motion Controls with a Master's Degree and 1-3 yrs. manufacturing/industry/industrial/professional experience may be considered. The right Controls Engineer with at least 8 yrs. professional experience with an Associate's Degree may also be considered.
Industrial Controllers and programming experience with IEC 61131-3 Compliant Software in one or more of the following languages: 1) Relay Ladder Logic, 2) Structured Text, 3) Sequential Function Charts, 4) Function Block Diagrams, 5) Instruction Lists, or, 6) AutoCAD/SolidWorks 2D.
Must is motion controls experience (Applicants that interview will be asked- "How do you program in motion?" One of the rights answers needs to be, with Structured Text, Vision, orRelay Ladder Logic, or, with a function block diagram or instruction list, or with CAD).
Other Skills and Abilities:
Development and understanding of Industrial Motion Control Applications.
Troubleshooting and resolution experience.
Mechanical aptitude including ability for servo motor sizing.
Desired computer skills:
Visual Basic/Basic.
Visual C++/C.
Business Information Systems, i.e., SyteLine, ORACLE.

Role 2:
Electrical Controls Engineer(Rochester, NY)
Our client, a custom machine builder, is currently adding a Direct Hire Controls Engineer to their staff. (This is a tenured team of very talented Engineers. Reason they are hiring- Two just retired, and two more will retire in the next 3-5 years. The need to train an Engineer is now, so there is ample time to develop the right person).
The Controls Engineer will support software controls technicians, mechanical engineering and electrical departments by creating PLC/HMI programs, commissioning equipment, and performing runoffs that meets clients' requirements. Other responsibilities will include working with customer specifications to create electrical designs of industrial machine controls and safety circuits.
Front to back Design and programming PLC, HMI, Programming/debug + Support PLC, HMI Electrical controls/pneumatics knowledge.
Design and modify controls software and hardware for a variety of machine build projects.
Design and program sophisticated control systems.
Simulate, test, and debug control systems in-house.
Startup systems at the end-users facility.
Provide continuing system technical support over the phone or on-site. Identifying and defining the best technical solution and technical strategy for a customer.
Participating in project proposals and discussions with our sales engineers and their customers. Designing and authoring control software to customer specifications.
Software code will allow our hardware systems to properly control customer motion control equipment.
HMI Human Machine Interface programming (factory Talk and Siemens Winn CC flex, etc.).
Design/debugging electrical and software interfaces of machine tools and robot/automated loaders. Electrical and software design of machine/automation (safety circuits E-stops, safety guarding, etc.).
Commissioning and tuning of frequency servo drives, including servo / AC motors Can design and implement industrial communication and I/O networks.
Profibus DP, Profinet, Ethernet IP or similar industrial communications networks.
The ability to work closely with other controls engineers technicians to ensure functional interfaces and installations.
Time Management skills Ability to manage workload effectively, to plan, organize, and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Manage multiple projects at once while maintaining project cost and schedule constraints.
The qualified Controls Engineer must be well versed in control systems. This person must be proficient in PLC and HMI programming. This person should also possess good oral and written communication skills. Understands advanced software and machine control engineering principals Robot programming Fanuc RJ series controls, and ABB PLC programming Allen Bradley RSLogix and Siemens S7 preferable.
Minimal 3-5 years with Industrial controls design and software experience. Proven industrial electrical design experience and troubleshooting in both electrical circuitry and PLC.
Experience with Allen Bradley PLC s and HMI s or Siemens.
Experience in industrial networking various communication protocols including Ethernet, Device net, RIO, etc.
Experience and working knowledge of Machine Vision Systems.
Experience applying machine safety requirements using ISO 12100 13849.
Experience with robotic welding arc, laser, resistance.
Competency with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office General knowledge of AC/DC power, motors, drives/motion control, industrial controls, pneumatic valves and sensors.
Knowledge of NEC and NFPA 79 Knowledge of Automation Controls and Risk Assessments.
Familiar with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in machine control design.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer science, Associates of Applied Science Electrical Engineer.
Experience with Allen Bradley and Siemens AutoCad Robotics experience a plus: ABB, Fanuc, IAI Vision
Experience designing custom controls systems for highly automated machines (built from scratch).
Project Management skills.
Proven ability to manage details of technical requirements including task assignments, tracking, and communications.
Experience with the following a plus:
Rockwell Automation AB PLCs (PLC-5, SLC-500, RSlogix/Studio5000).
FactoryTalk PanelView, PanelView Plus, RSView32, FactoryTalk Transaction Manager.
Siemens TIA Portal, WinCC, Step7.
Cognex Vision Systems (Insight, Dataman; Keyence Electrical design and hardware specification, etc.).
Turck products and technologies.
SICK products and technologies.
Various other technologies industry wide.

Role 3:
Electrical Controls Engineer(Rochester, NY)
Our client in Rochester needs an Electrical Controls Engineer (EE) to work under the direction of the Electrical Engineering Manager, primary responsibilities will be to design automation control systems, including designing/specifying all process controls required.
Collaborate with project team members to ensure designs and documentation are accurate and meet process specifications.
Use of AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD and/or Excel to design I/O sheets, Electrical schematics, Pneumatic drawings, Electrical bills of materials, and other electrical wiring pull sheets/architecture drawings, etc.
Create, organize and maintain design templates which can be replicated on future designs.
Support panel design to ensure panels are documented properly for manufacturing, in-house or when outsourced.
Ensure all designs conform to appropriate agency standards for safety, etc.
Plan and report work priorities to meet project deadlines per project manager's specifications.
Review component specifications for electrical interface considerations.
Assist in industrial Ethernet/IP configurations and specifications.
Make evaluations/suggestions for continual product/process improvements.
Perform other duties, as required.
1-3 years' experience in automation control engineering.
BS. Degree in Electrical Engineering/Electronics, or equivalent experience.
Ability to understand and interpret process and instrumentation drawings (P&ID), electrical component datasheets, electrical drawings, control panel layouts, as well as agency standards (i.e., NEC, NFPA, UL, CSA, etc.).
Experience reading and interpreting schematics, layout drawings and P&IDs.
Experience designing process/machine control hardware using Plc. Experience with Allen Bradley PLCs is highly desirable.
Experience in hazardous area designs (C1D1, C1D2, etc.) a huge plus. Client will train in this area, but someone with a foundation working on electrical controls in hazardous environments would be an asset.
Experience in the Food, Dairy or Beverage industry is a definite plus (this is good because they can relate to how they will need to draw things).
About our client:
Client specializes in advance process and controls system design, primarily for the Food & Beverage (F&B) industries. Product portfolio includes pasteurization systems for aseptic or Extended Shelf Life (ESL), batching application software, and product standardization solutions. Recently, they have become a UL508a certified manufacturer (CM) of Industrial Control Panels. The UL508a certification indicates that control panels are designed and constructed to use quality components, appropriate circuit protection, correct wiring and spacing, and conform to electrical code specifications according to UL standards.


Keywords: Staffing Future Inc., Rochester , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Rochester, Minnesota

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