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Controls Engineer

Lakeland, FL
Considering employment at a system integrator in Florida? If the answer is yes, you've made a great choice!

The location is wonderful - no state income tax, world glass beaches, nearby theme parks, and no snow. The company also has a lot to offer - challenging projects in a variety of industries, flexible work, only local & regional travel requirements, plus they're family-owned!

What's not to like? Love where you work and where you live - apply today!

Due to project needs, if you have Modicon PLC programming please apply - it's not a requirement but is a highly desired skill for the company at this time!

Controls Engineer Duties:
  • Collaborate in a team environment with project managers and system designers/engineers to develop effective programming solutions.
  • Own the quality of the overall design, programs, machine interface and other key deliverables.
  • Understand and provide input to overall project execution plan, requirements, and design risks.
  • Review all designs for accuracy, thoroughness, and adherence to aligned scope.
  • Determine and implement control requirements for both new and existing systems.
  • Work closely with clients to develop clear understanding of process software requirements.
  • Participate in design reviews and assist with submittal, O&M manuals, and training materials during project cycles.
  • Communicate with customers to resolve open items or technical questions.
  • Attend and provide input at technical meetings and discussions as defined in the execution plan/schedule.
  • Programming PLCs of all types to meet the requirements of the project
  • Assist with and/or develop complete SCADA/HMI solutions
  • Travel to customer sites for field audits, commissioning assistance/trouble shooting, construction, installation and start-up support. 
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (BS) or Associate’s degree (AS) in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited college/university or other relative degree is a plus.
  • Experience/Skills:
    • Minimum of 2 years of PLC programming experience for one or more of the the following platforms: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Motorola, and/or Siemens. (Modicon is highly desired!) 
    • Ability to write, modify and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs. Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Motorola, and/or Siemens platforms are preferred.
    • Practical knowledge and experience in analog and digital control.
    • Ability to read project P&ID drawings and project specifications
    • Understanding of industrial Control Systems applications is desired, including instrumentation and SCADA systems
    • Experience with industrial PLC hardware design preferred.
    • Experience with other types of software development is a plus.
    • Excellent oral and written communication.
    • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willing to travel. The majority of projects are in Florida so the travel is minimal and usually just a few days at a time. However, there are exceptions from time to time and occasional work throughout the Southeast. 
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