We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Controls Engineer to join our growing engineering department located in the Twin Cities metro area. The qualified individual must be a self-starter, well organized, and detail oriented. They must have excellent communication skills, plus the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide detailed design of industrial control systems including control panel design, networking design, and field device specification
- Interpret P&ID, Process Flows, Specifications, and other system design documentation to use as the basis of control system design and programming
- Provide control panel designs compliant with UL508A and UL698
- Create I/O lists, specifications, test procedures, manuals, and other project documentation as needed
- Create and document control system programs using modular and reusable programming techniques
- Configure and program control system devices such as managed Ethernet switches, protocol converters, VFDs, and other controllers
- Provide control system hardware and software shop testing
- Provide on-site control system start-up and commissioning
- Assist electricians with field modifications as needed
- Detailed knowledge of industrial control systems, motor control, and field instrumentation
- Minimum 5 years experience creating complete PLC programs using RSLogix 5000. Experience with RSLogix 500, Step 7 and TIA Portal, and Unity Pro also beneficial.
- Minimum 5 years experience creating complete HMI/SCADA screens, preferably using Ignition, FactoryTalk View, iFix or Wonderware
- Minimum 5 years experience with industrial communication protocols, preferably Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus Serial, Profibus, Profinet, ControlNet and DeviceNet
- Minimum 2 years experience creating control system drawings with AutoCAD Electrical
- Knowledge of scripting languages and databases
- Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Proven communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Possess a valid driver’s license
- U.S. Citizen or have legal right to work in the USA without sponsorship
- Pass a criminal background check and drug test
- Work occasional start-ups which may include extended working hours
- Travel up to 20% of the time. Most start-ups are local or regional travel and are typically 2 weeks or less in duration.