Control Systems Engineer

Greenville, WI 54942

Posted: 09/26/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 74109 Pay Rate: $72800.00/year
Position Summary
The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for developing/designing machine and process control systems and implementing the finished product as required by the customer
Expected Results
  • Consistent delivery of a positive customer experience as evident through customer request for your specific service
  • Willingness to assist the client' s associates with learning new skills
  • Accountable to committed tasks
  • Prioritizes work schedule effectively
  • Communicates openly with customers in an effective, positive manner
  • Positive P&L statement

Role and Responsibilities
  • Manage assigned project(s) from definition to installation and customer acceptance.
    • Maintain cost and schedule tracking of projects against quoted price and delivery.
    • Develop and maintain project milestones, parts lists and ordering, and electrical schematics.
    • Provide communication to customers, panel shop employees, the account manager, and other team members.
    • Lead and/or support start-up of systems in the shop and at the customer site.
  • Perform programming and development of PLC, temperature controls systems, drive systems, and HMI systems.
  • Perform programming and development for web handling applications (unwinds, rewinds, extruders, dancers, load cells, torque control, tension control, etc.)
  • Create viable project plans (scope development) and P&IDs, and execute them to achieve goals of the customer.
  • Create quotations, budgetary designs, ROI calculations, and lead presentations for and with customers.
  • Act as a leader in one area of technology used by the company.
  • Be part of the after hours rotation. (Typically 2 weeks per year)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies
Education and Experience:
  • College Degree in engineering;

Cognitive Skills:
  • Learning Ability
  • Interpretation of Written Information
  • Working Memory Ability to recall stored, visual images or verbal information
  • Reasoning Capacity to make sense of things, applying logic to establish and verify facts and then change practices based on new or existing information
  • Decision Making Gathering facts, analysis and producing a final choice
  • Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions and works well individually and in group problem solving situations

Business Acumen:
  • Price Math (Discounts, Markup, Margin, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Finance
  • Basic Financial Knowledge (ROI, Payback)
  • Writing Skills (service reports, E-mail, etc.)

  • Establish Trust (Accountability, Admit one s own mistakes)
  • Establish Relationships
  • Foster Open Communications
  • Show Adaptability
  • Meet Customer Needs
  • Promote Teamwork
  • Think Creatively
  • Show Drive and Initiative
  • Emotional Intelligence

Functional Technical Skills
  • The Controls Systems Engineer is required to understand/learn the following technical skills to perform their job.
    • Rockwell Automation PLCs (ControlLogix, SLC, PLC5)
    • Siemens Automation PLCs (S7-300, S7-1200, S7-1500 using SIMATIC Manager and TIA Portal)
    • Parker SSD Drive Systems
    • Rockwell Drive Systems (Kinetix and Powerflex)
    • Siemens Drive Systems
    • Parker Automation Products
    • SCADA/HMI Applications (Intellution, Wonderware, Red Lion, Ignition)
    • Eurotherm and RKC Controllers
    • System troubleshooting and problem solving
    • Industry Standards (NEC/NRPA70, NFPA 79, NFPA 70).
    • Engineering Skills Include:
      • Project Management
      • Rockwell Studio 5000
      • Rockwell RSView ME
      • Web Handling Experience (Tension, Torque control of Variable Speed Drives)
      • Plastics Converting Skills (Extrusion and Web Control)
      • Code Development/Programming from scratch
    • Preferred Engineering Skills Include:
      • Rockwell RSView SE
      • Siemens TIA Portal
      • Siemens Starter
      • Siemens SIMATIC Manager
      • Parker SSD DSE Software
      • Omron PLC Software
      • Ignition
      • Wonderware
      • Eurotherm Temperature Controllers
      • Robotics Programming

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities)
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Speak and hear communications
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • The noise level in the work environment is from moderate to loud


  • Required to have proficiency with the following related systems.
  • Associate Handbook
  • Project Workbook (BP3200.03)
  • Electrical Safety (BP3900.01/BP3900.02)
  • LOTO Procedure (BP3900.03)

General Skills:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and Outlook. Familiarity with ePlan, Rockwell Software, and Siemens TIA Portal, as well as the client' s Sharepoint page, is also required.

  • Occasional travel (local, national, international) is required.
  • May be required to work hours outside of the typical 7: 30 a.M. - 4: 30 p.M. Day.
  • Organizational skills for the generation of detailed reports, procedures, etc.
  • Knowledge of mechanical components of control systems.
  • Ability to interact professionally with suppliers and customers.

  • Educational background required.
  • Minimum 4 year BS degree in a field related to electrical design and/or control system development.
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