Controls Engineer

Country/Region:  US
State:  IN
City:  Churubusco
Category:  Engineering

Controls Engineer


Opportunity: Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc. values a culture of integrity, continuous improvement, innovation, and quest for excellence and are looking to enhance our team by adding qualified, skilled individuals possessing the drive and motivation to join and contribute to our growing organization’s success. We offer diverse opportunities for individual development and have a performance-based culture with a strong reputation for quality and a commitment to treating everyone with respect and in “doing the right thing.”


Basic Functions: Provide PLC / HMI / vision, and intelligent actuator programming and de-bug activities to produce innovative automation solutions that meet customer expectations


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Start-up, de-bug, and refinement activities of complex automation systems
  • Communicate with colleagues, customers, vendors and others to ensure creation of robust controls solutions that support overall project objectives
  • Support manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and / or other customer requirements
  • Ability and desire to learn to produce electrical designs for automation equipment including PLC hardware / software selection & programming, motion control hardware / software selection & programming, schematic diagrams, pneumatic / hydraulic hardware selection and schematic diagrams, control system drawings, wiring techniques and basic electrical troubleshooting procedures
  • Reviews schematics with customer's representatives
  • Write and edit software code for machines, systems, and test fixtures in a timely manner
  • Assist manufacturing personnel during the machine/system build and testing phase
  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite in support of activities
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities for machine installation & support


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, preferred, Associate degree with commensurate experience considered
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Desire to learn to design industrial machine control systems including safety systems utilizing 2-D CAD, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to write and troubleshoot PLC code
  • Deep experience in writing, de-bug, and commissioning PLC logic and HMI code
  • Complete PC capabilities, using MS office programs and others as required, and ability to develop computer programs or spreadsheets for specific analyses
  • Experience in Robotics programming (Fanuc, preferred)
  • Experience using various intelligent devices including various PLC, Drives, Motion, Sensors, and HMI displays
  • Have knowledge and understanding of automation vision systems (Keyence, Cognex, Banner)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Good technical writing skills for generating technical documentation
  • Ability to speak effectively before group of customers, or employees of an organization
  • Ability to perform research testing/data gathering and interpret results
  • Advanced mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic troubleshooting skills
  • Thorough understanding of electrical manufacturing assembly techniques
  • Good understanding of mechanical manufacturing assembly techniques
  • Ability to use/understand or learn company software systems (i.e. IFS, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project)


Behavioral Traits:

  • Problem Solver- Strong analytical mind with the ability to process complex information
  • Motivation- Self-starting and driven
  • Communication- Balanced and discrete approach when participating in meetings; effective with written communications. Ability to effectively communicate with external customers
  • Organized- Strong ability to organize and prioritize tasks and projects, strong sense of follow-through with employees and customers. Resourceful in obtaining information. Develops plans for projects
  • Teamwork- Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; builds morale and meets group commitments to goals and objectives; supports company commitment towards building a coveted reputation in the manufacturing community
  • Customer Service oriented- Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve sales and service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments to customers



Working Conditions:

  • Sitting and/or standing in climate controlled office and/or factory space
  • Fast-paced environment
  • High tolerance for multi-tasking
  • Willing to work additional, non-regular hours, in order to meet established deadlines
  • Moderate travel for system installation and support

Controls Engineer

Country/Region:  US
State:  IN
City:  Churubusco
Category:  Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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