Controls Engineer

Hartland, WI 53029

Posted: 10/14/2020 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 13744

Job Description

We are currently working with a client to find a Controls Engineer with a background in panel layout, creating schematics, mechanical drawings for panel cutouts, developing bills of material and component selection.

Pay Range: $31-41/hr
Temp to Perm
Hartland, WI

Job Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers to conceptualize, develop, carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits 
  • Design, build, implement, troubleshoot & debug factory floor automation 
  • Develop electrical schematics with a modular systematic approach
  • Architect, write, and debug PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable
  • Program machines for complex processes which involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control. Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery
  • Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting
  • Create and maintain symbol libraries for standard electrical components
  • Specify fusing, motor protection, sensors, relays, contactors etc., ensure BOMs are complete and all information for purchasing and production is documented
  • Configure VFD, PLC, and HMIs
  • Work with programmers and field service technicians to refine design, troubleshoot systems in-house and in the field.

  • Associates Degree (Electrical/Electronics) or higher
  • 5+ years in panel design and component specification
  • Proficiency using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical
  • Proficiency using Solidworks or another similar 3D modeling program
  • Previous experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs
  • Understand UL 508, CE and CSA requirements as they apply to industrial control systems
  • Familiar with “best practices” regarding voltage segregation and wire routing in panels and raceways
  • Total comprehension of automation components, wiring practices and how they are interconnected; including PLC, VFD, HMI, servos, analog signals, digital signals, transformers, MCPs, relays, fusing etc.
  • Complete understanding of servo motion, including coordinated motion, motion profiles, camming, gearing, etc.
  • Strong electrical engineering experience including component specification, sizing, panel layout, servos, AC/DC drives, networks, etc.
  • Understanding of Ethernet communications
  • Good problem solver with the ability to analyze information

  • BSEE
  • Previous experience with Allen-Bradley Conpact Logix PLC’s
  • Previous experience with Panel View Plus HMIs
  • Previous experience with Siemens PLCs
  • Experience with assembly of custom automation equipment in the food or pharmaceutical industry 
  • A solid mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of robotics

For immediate assistance please send an updated Word version of your resume to Aaron Tibbetts at

Selectek is a member of the American Staffing Association, which promotes legal, ethical, and professional practices for the staffing industry. All employees at Selectek are certified by the American Staffing Association through the Certified Staffing Professional® and Technical Services Certified? programs. ASA certification programs help our employees:
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