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Controls Engineer

May 30, 2024 , Jessica Birndorf Automation Technology

My name is Jessica Birndorf, a Recruiter with SCN (www.SCNteam.com).


We are partnering with a top automation company who is hiring for a Controls Engineer.



Company Highlights

  • Company founded in 1874
  • Today the company has 13 office locations throughout the US, UK, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Singapore, and Thailand
  • Over 500 employees worldwide
  • Sales $97.7 Million
  • Industries: Food & beverage, Health & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods 


Position Highlights

  • Full-Time Direct Hire


Background Requirements

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering – Focus in Mechatronics & Manufacturing
  • 7+ Years of controls Engineering experience
  • Extensive experience programming PLC’s, HMIs, and Motors
  • Experience creating code from scratch for controls: debugging and commissioning
  • Expertise in motion systems, robotics, conveyance, and vision systems
  • Advanced control circuit knowledge
  • Advanced proficiency using Allen Bradley Studio 5000 and AutoCAD
  • U.S. Citizen


Job Responsibilities

In direct collaboration with the Technical Lead and the Project Manager, this position is responsible for software programming and electrical debugging activities of the company’s Switchback machinery, ensuring that all projects assigned to her/him are delivered on-time, on-budget and to the specifications stated in the order.

  • Preparing machines for the debugging phase and FAT phase
  • Power the machines up after wiring
  • Checks electrical wiring, verifies I/O’s are properly wired.
  • Debugs electrical circuits ensuring they perform according to design
  •  Works with the wiring team in solving any wiring issues
  • Tests all circuits and approve machine for debugging
  • Setups all servos, VFDs, and any other
  • Provides programming support during customer’s FAT
  • Provides programming and electrical support for the setup and testing of all ancillary equipment (laser printers, bowl feeders, etc.)
  • Loads program into PLC and performs basic programming tasks on standard components
  • Support installation technicians during commissioning of new machines
  • Travel to customer’s sites to provided electrical debugging support during new machine installations.
  • Prepares Ladder logic design patches for projects in installation/commissioning phase

·        Mark-up / Update schematics as required during debugging and commissioning.

  • Debugs and Test machines to fulfill intended machine function specified by project

·        Supports the Project Managers and Operations managers during project execution in order to minimize time and cost impact of design modifications during debugging.

·        Provides support to electrical wiring teams on issues related to wiring schematics and special ancillary equipment

  • Adhere to all established work instructions and the Employee Handbook
  • Complete adherence to the company safety rules on the floor and when visiting customers
  • Develop off-line program for machines or machine functions


What is Being Offered

  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Money: Competitive salary
  • Relocation assistance
  • Comprehensive health care benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401K with Matching
  • Stability



If you are interested and qualified, please send your updated resume as a MS Word document, and how you fit this specific position to jessica.birndorf@scnteam.com


Thank you for your consideration!

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

We are always looking for highly motivated individuals who are sales and consulting oriented!