Controls Engineer

Location: South Chesterfield, Virginia
Date Posted: 05-01-2018
Role: Controls Engineer
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: Direct Hire
Compensation: negotiable
Our client offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. In addition, they offer a robust benefits package including a majority employer paid employee health, dental, vision, life and disability; 12 days’ vacation and 3 days sick during the first year of employment, as well as 401(k) with a 6% match.
Duties include but are not limited:
  • Cooperate with the Service Manager of Automation for all Service and Aftermarket related topics that require Controls Engineering.
  • Establish and lead a Controls Engineering group coherent with budget and growth.
  • Generate technical concepts, layouts, technical calculations and cost calculations.
  • Develop code standards and standard code modules across the Controls Engineering team.
  • Assure high quality in the testing phase.
  • Makes customer site visits as necessary to help solve in field issues.
  • Continuous process improvements, best practices development, and education activities for all Controls Engineering related areas.
  • High awareness of client satisfaction level and client needs.
  • Support lessons learned meetings with team members after completion of programs/projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Education/Experience & Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing, Computer Science or related field and 10 years of experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment that involves motion controls and robotic experience preferably in the packaging automation industry. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration. 
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and manage resources, make decisions, solve problem, exercise good judgment and flexibility and maintain budgets and schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to program motion control systems and robotic machines.
  • Proactively monitor internal resources to ensure application lead times are coherent with existing capacities and capabilities. Strong understanding of the design of complex packaging automation machinery.
  • Strong understanding of robotic and PLC programming (Ladder and structured text).
  • Strong understanding of the current application platforms: AB and/or Elau.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical robotic setups and upstream and downstream equipment.
  • Strong understanding in code standardization and modularization.
  • Ability to interact with clients from project initiation through the entire development and manufacturing process.
  • High result orientation and cost sensitivity.
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering development process utilizing CAD or related engineering software techniques.
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