Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer

Primary Responsibilities:

• Write PLC code for company standard systems. Siemens and Workshop for CTI are most common.
• Write and deploy power transfer and other control schemes including Main-Tie-Main transfer schemes, load shedding/ peak shaving schemes, breaker control schemes, SCADA system development, and generator control.
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices for design of automation systems, power management systems, human-machine interface software, PLC programming, etc.
• Working knowledge of test equipment and diagnostic instruments for automation and power management systems.
• Knowledge of troubleshooting, test and repair techniques.
• Advanced understanding of the company’s and competitor’s automation and power management systems and services.
• Computer literacy. Working knowledge of all software packages relevant to successful performance of tasks.
• Knowledge of parts, part masters, bill of materials.
• Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with automation and power management systems. Verify that peripheral equipment is in place, safe to operate, and functional.
• Has demonstrated ability to provide service and represent company interests in developing customer relationships to assure long-term customer satisfaction.
• Interpret and understand mechanical sequence, control drawings, and write ladder logic.
• Check for correct wiring of interfaces to peripheral equipment.
• Configure and debug PLC logic.
• Debug ladder logic to match correct manual and automatic sequence.
• Work with project management and customers to ensure specifications are met.
• Generate estimates for cost and time given a concept. Quote general turnkey control schemes (analyze specifications, price all applicable labor and materials, write a proposed scope of work, etc.)
• Design easy-to-navigate HMI interfaces. Siemens are most common.
• Work with other project team members as needed to successfully share and develop programming responsibilities as required.
• Direct electrical crews and panel builders on design realization.
• Provide on-site system commissioning support as required. (Will need to travel to other site’s)
• Work with facility management on energy saving programs and practices.
• Design system controls and interfaces for equipment, monitoring systems, etc.
• Design and develop motor controls and panel layout.
• Prepare engineering studies to evaluate selected manufacturing processes.
• Develop modification to existing process procedures and equipment to improve operations.
• Implement new process procedures and modifications for more efficient operations.
• Prepare detailed equipment specifications and contracts.
• Coordinate fabrication and installation of equipment.
• Test newly installed machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of specifications.
• Assist management with production problems and develop solutions.
• Utilize computer-aided software (AutoCAD) to develop effective plant and equipment layouts to improve operations.
• Develop bills of material, create AutoCAD drawings of schematics and panel layouts, create I/O lists
• Must be able to actively work with all levels of management and plant personnel.

Skills & Qualifications:

Education and experience:
• Technical Degree or Licensed Electrician, Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or computer science is desirable.
• 5 years working with PLC’s and Control Systems, 3 years electrical trouble shooting, down to major component/module. Similar experience using HMI’s.
• Experience designing control systems, panels and instrumentation and motor controls for industrial application
• Strong communication, interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated experience in project management and leadership.
• Demonstrated skills in planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting.
• Commitment to working in a team oriented and continuous improvement environment.
• Ability to define and analyze problems, evaluating relevant facts and develop effective solutions.
• Experience with HMI (Human Machine Interface) software and power monitoring software packages.

Equipment/Software:
• Familiarity with AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel-advanced.
• Proficient computer skills (MS Office, AutoCad).
• Motor controls, VFD's, RVSS’s or Starters

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

Education and experience:
• Technical Degree or Licensed Electrician, Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or computer science is desirable.
• 5 years working with PLC’s and Control Systems, 3 years electrical trouble shooting, down to major component/module. Similar experience using HMI’s.
• Experience designing control systems, panels and instrumentation and motor controls for industrial application
• Strong communication, interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated experience in project management and leadership.
• Demonstrated skills in planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting.
• Commitment to working in a team oriented and continuous improvement environment.
• Ability to define and analyze problems, evaluating relevant facts and develop effective solutions.
• Experience with HMI (Human Machine Interface) software and power monitoring software packages.

Equipment/Software:
• Familiarity with AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel-advanced.
• Proficient computer skills (MS Office, AutoCad).
• Motor controls, VFD's, RVSS’s or Starters

Benefits:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Woodgrain has a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, term life insurance, disability, 401(k), and other valuable benefits.

Job Division(s)
Woodgrain Millwork
Location(s)
– 300 Northwest 16th Street, Fruitland, ID 83619