System7, Inc. Controls Engineer West Liberty, OH · Full time

Design, build, and commission factory automation


Duties of a Controls Engineer

  • The responsibilities of the Controls Engineer includes designing, programming, developing and maintaining a broad range of electrical/electronic and mechanical systems or components by focusing on safety, economy, reliability, repeatability, sustainability and quality.
  • Project involvement from the conceptualization and detail of the design to completion, testing and commissioning.
  • Modify existing designs, products, control systems.
  • Create examples and models of products and systems.
  • Identify needs of the customer and develop solutions based on System7’s approach to systems design.
  • Research correct solutions, estimate project timescales and costs.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot control systems including power control, motor controls, servo systems, process control systems, discrete and analog I/O, signal converters and transmitters and other devices.
  • Provide clear project direction through good interpersonal communications.
  • Evaluate engineering designs of logic and digital circuits, motor controls, instrumentation, and control system networks for implementation into new or existing automated, servo mechanical, or other electromechanical systems.
  • Transform electrical drawings into design specifications, applying principles of engineering, thermal and fluid sciences, mathematics and statistics.
  • Install and program computer hardware and machine software in microprocessor-based systems.
  • Fabricate mechanical, electrical, and electronic works and assemblies. 

Work condition of a Controls Engineer

  • Work may be performed in an office setting or on the factory floor environment. Work hours may include significant amounts of overtime.
  • Team up with engineers to execute control system designs in industrial or other settings. Must work well with customers and other associated personnel.
  • Must be adaptive and willing to learn new systems software and/or methods.
  • Maintain service reports, records, and feedback systems. 

Educational Requirements of a Controls Engineer

This profession requires a background in the following science; electronics technology, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. (Bachelor’s degree desired ).

  • 2-3 years experience preferred.
  • Must know how to use A-B RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View ME, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD LT.
  • Good understanding of electrical, electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Strong knowledge of PLC, HMI, motion control, and drive programming.