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Controls Engineer

Saint Louis, MO
An OEM in St. Louis is looking to bring a Controls Engineer on board! This opportunity is open due to growth since their electrical department is expanding. This company has a lot to offer including a generous retirement plant, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefits package. Plus they are Employee-owned (ESOP)! 

Job Summary:
The Controls Engineer will create a systems architectural concept then design and deploy that content with PLC’s, SCADA software, and database design as required. The Controls Engineer will travel domestically and internationally ranging from 20-30% per year.
Controls Engineer Duties:
  • Create, modify, debug PLC software, and understand the various communication networks used. 
  • Write query’s to retrieve data from databases.
  • Create, modify, and debug HMI/SCADA software.
  • Create, modify, and debug Data Management Software 
  • Develop applications of controls, instruments, and systems for industrial uses, including motors and conveyance systems; directing activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operation conform to functional specifications and customer requirements. 
  • Direct and coordinate operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems in field installations, utilizing computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. 
  • Participate in team project meetings, track project schedules, project budgets, responsibilities of work, total team change updates, and coordinate with contractors.
  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in the results, and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes. 
  • Serve as the primary systems resource for the start-up of the assignment. 
  • Collaborate with the estimation department to create and execute project estimations. 
  • Work with project management to create manning schedules for assignments.
  • Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and work in accordance with established safety and company requirements.
  • Serve as the primary electrical resource for the installation of the assignment.
  • Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organization’s goals.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required.
  • Certifications in networking and database management preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required. 
  • 5 to 7 years of SCADA programming experience is required.
  • 5 to 7 years of PLC programming experience is required (Rockwell and/or Siemens).
  • Ignition software experience is preferred.
  • Experience with web based programming languages is preferred.
  • Process knowledge of P&ID’s is strongly preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and hands-on experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written is required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • Computer skills and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows based programs are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and some weekend work may be required.
  • Requires effective time management skills, personal conduct, and change management abilities.
  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers, clients, vendors, and other business contacts.
  • Must comply with company's core values for the safe and efficient operation of the business and maintain sound relationships among and with employees.
  • Ability to work in an office and uncontrolled environment. Exposure to harsh conditions are possible for a short period time - such as: dust, fumes, chemicals, hazardous materials, noise, and varying weather and temperatures.
  • Ability to travel 20-30% to job sites both in U.S. and internationally. 
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