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Controls Engineer


We are currently seeking an individual to work with the project managers and engineering team to develop custom control system solutions that satisfy the customer’s needs based on functional requirements and project objectives.  This position reports directly to the Principal Engineer – Automation & Controls, with dotted line responsibilities to project manager and technical lead.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with senior controls personnel and project managers on projects from concept to completion. 
  • Work closely with sales, project managers and project engineers to understand system requirements, estimate costs, and aid in proposal development.
  • Create electrical wiring diagrams, panel layouts, cabling, and field wiring schematics using Autocad Electrical design software for various automation systems including conveyors, batching tanks, and custom machinery.
  • Review project drawings, sketches, and design data with engineering and/or project management staff to determine job requirements and follow them through to completion with minimal guidance or supervision.
  • Test applications and control methods using simulation and field testing.
  • Work with and supervise electrical panel assembly and fabrication technicians.
  • Travel to job-sites for system installations and electrical/software troubleshooting.
  • Ensure the control system design meets industry safety standards.
  • Learn new programming languages and techniques as required.
  • Surface and resolve technical issues during all phases of the project.
  • All other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS in Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related field, from an accredited university or college or non-degreed professional with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a machine control system development environment.
  • Electrical design software experience:  AutoCAD Electrical preferred, or similar.
  • Computer programming experience: PLC/HMI or other supervisory control system programming a plus.
  • Proficient in written and oral presentation, in writing and presenting technical documents, in explaining technical concepts with depth tailored to the expected audience, in assisting in the generation of product/application documentation literature. 
  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Strong time management skills with ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to travel to customer sites as-needed.
  • Must be a good communicator to effectively focus on customers, drive for results and think analytically.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, crawl, reach and feel with hands
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. 

CHL SYSTEMS offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package.

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