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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 class 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!

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. 
 
Qualifications:

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:
  • 2-3 years PLC programming experience
  • Experience programming Modicon PLCs  or HMI development with Unity software and VT Scada or using TIA Portal programming software
  • 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.
 
Most 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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