Controls Engineer

Hickory, NC · Manufacturing

$65,000 - $90,000 ( - Yearly)Want to be a part of a team where customers appreciate the collective expertise, diverse experience and fresh perspective of it's employees? Look no further! Not only do these advantages distinguish us and contribute to our success around the globe, but they create an exceptionally interesting work environment. Our varied backgrounds, experiences and interests ensure we have well-rounded teams and a fun environment.

Job Description

General Summary

Design, install, program, and startup control systems, HMI’s, and reporting systems for production lines. Redesign, troubleshoot, and repair control systems to improve productivity. Develop preventative maintenance procedures for production controls. Training of maintenance personnel and supervision of vendor/installation activity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and code programs for PLC’s and PC’s in order to control the various processes associated with the manufacturing of cable and report important metrics.

  • Design and layout the various electrical control systems associated with cable manufacturing. Includes electrical system checkout and support during installation.

  • Utilize the CAD system to design and maintain system drawings.

  • Troubleshoot problems associated with the PLC’s, drives, and control systems.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in related technical curriculum with 2+ years of experience in controls engineering

  • Strong experience with PLC’s (preferably Allen Bradley) , motor controls and electrical components

  • Must be capable of working effectively with vendors and suppliers to resolve process and component issues.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Able to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred min of 2+ years relevant process or design engineering experience.

  • Strong project management competency and large scale projects.

  • Able to function effectively in a team and self-directed work environment

  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control methodologies.

  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments for process optimization.

  • Knowledge of extrusion processes.

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