Controls Engineer

  • 51493
  • 20 Sep 2019
  • Beloit, WI
  • Manufacturing
  • $80,000 - $100,000
  • Scott Heimberg

Job Description

Controls Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and support for the operation, maintenance and continuous improvement of electrical, manufacturing instrumentation and process control systems.
  • Implement improvements in systems capabilities that will increase the ability to meet customer requirements (including safe and reliable operations and improve business competitiveness).
  • Work closely with the Line Leadership, Technical/Manufacturing Resources, operators and mechanics to understand the business, site needs, and user needs and priorities (voice of the customer)
  • Provide Instrumentation and Process Control assistance for the manufacturing area in various technologies ranging from Tetra Pak, Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), IP21 data systems, and other interfaces with various IT technologies and systems.
  • Provide programming support and commission new instrumentation, equipment and processes.
  • Administration of Tetra Pak and Allen Bradley PLC systems including monitoring and upkeep of applications, documentation of electrical systems, control panels and programs.
  • Troubleshoot and replace system hardware, resolve software malfunctions and manage software upgrades.
  • Work with maintenance to develop improvement options to address reliability issues in process, packaging and utility systems.
  • Actively supports a wide variety of formal and informal Maintenance and Engineering projects and other duties, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience and knowledge with Clean In Place (CIP), Aseptic, Fluid Flow systems, packing line integration and utility controls.
  • Superior technical skills relative to controls, instrumentation, industrial networks, systems integration and documentation.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, some project management experience is desired
  • Electrical trouble shooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-based environment with multiple projects under time constraints.

Specific Hardware

PLC: SLC 500, Micrologix (1000, 1100, 1200, 1500), ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, SoftLogix; Robotic: ABB, FANUC, Staubli; Servo: Ultra 3000, Kinetix 6000; AC Drives: Allen Bradley (160,1305, Powerflex 4, Powerflex 70); HMI: Allen Bradley Panelview Standard, Panelview Plus;

Specific Software:

Tetra Pak, Allen Bradley RSLogix (500, 5000), FT View (ME, SE), Ethernet IP, RSLinx, Drive Explorer, Ultraware, FT Asset Centre, VantagePoint, FT Historian (ME, SE); Wonderware Intouch Developer; Windows (XP, Windows Office Suite); ACAD 2012 (wire diagrams, panel design)

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Four or more years of large system programming experience including: PLC ladder logic, HMI screens, servo motion control, and robotics
  • Five+ years in food processing/manufacturing

Scott was very great to work with. I always knew where I stood in the process, had great response time with him and was a great person just to talk to and bounce ideas off of. I highly recommend him and feel as if I made a great friend in the process.
Christina Keller