Controls Engineer

Duravant Schiller Park , IL 60176

Posted 3 weeks ago

ARPAC, LLC is recognized as a leading manufacturer of innovative industrial packaging solutions and OEM Integration. With over 30,000 installations worldwide, we pride ourselves in achieving organizational excellence by being the industry leader in lean principles and continuous improvement practices. We are dedicated to driving innovation and delivering exceptional quality in everything we do!

Our commitment to our employees is that we will create a culture that motivates and develops employees, embraces outstanding performance, and eliminates complacency.

We seek an experienced Controls Engineer, looking for an opportunity to work on a diverse and comprehensive product line. We offer the opportunity to challenge your controls programming and electrical design skills as part of a talented, hands-on engineering team. Apply your extensive knowledge and experience of automated equipment programming and electrical design as you take ownership of the controls engineering aspect of projects.

As our Controls Engineer you will be responsible for project execution that includes electrical design, programming, troubleshooting, and technical support. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for complete project execution related to controls/electrical engineering. This includes meeting technical, schedule and budget objectives.

  • Provide progressive and innovative electrical solutions to control requirements of the machines and/or systems.

  • Work with Mechanical Engineers and formulate the electrical design concept and sequence of machine operation. The Controls Engineer is responsible of overall machine operation.

  • Work with customers to refine customized control concept and to meet customer specification.

  • Develop and program automation and control systems involving PLC's, HMI's, operator interface, servo controllers, motion controls, programmable switches and all other electrical components required for the machine.

  • Design electrical controls utilizing AutoCAD.

  • Prepare and distribute the Electrical Bills of Materials.

  • Download programs into the PLC, operator interface, servo, etc.

  • Set up drive parameters, troubleshoot machine operation and debug programs during final testing phases on the production floor.

  • Direct the Electrical Assembly Department as required.. Provide guidance to ensure that the machine is built in accordance with the applicable standards and customer requirements.

  • Up to 20% travel required

POSITION SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

  • In depth knowledge and hands on experience with design and programming of servos, motion control, CAM profiling, HMI's and VFD's.

  • Knowledge and experience with MicroLogix, Compact ControlLogix, RSLogix 5000 PLC's.

  • Thorough understanding of Ethernet network topologies and design.

  • Knowledge and experience in the selection, specification and use of common industrial electronic components including starters, contractors, circuit breakers, proximity switches, photo-electric switches, position sensors, temperature sensors, controllers, DC, AC, and servo drives.

  • Skilled in troubleshooting, problem solving and debugging industrial electrical control circuits and programs.

  • Thorough understanding of common industrial machine operation.

  • Problem solving

  • Results focused and initiative

  • Teamwork and building relationships

  • Self-Management

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering desired (equivalent industry experience considered).

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in programming and electrical design in related industry.

  • System integration experience a plus.

  • Robotic programming, preferable Motoman (Yaskawa) robots a plus.

  • Background in designing industrial electrical circuits including component sizing and selection.

  • Knowledge of NFPA 79 a plus.

  • Knowledge of RIA 15.06 a plus.

We offer our staff a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account including Dependent Care, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401-K, Paid Vacation Time, and Paid Holidays.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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Controls Engineer

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