Senior Electrical Controls Engineer


On Site
Full Time


Programmable logic controller
Project documentation
Electrical engineering
Control engineering
Software development

Job Details

Must have AUTOCAD and electrical schematics design

Interested in growing your engineering career with a leading privately held and growing manufacturer of custom capital equipment solutions?

Are you an electrical engineering professional with electrical design and controls development/programming experience and ready to take the next step career wise? If so, let's connect!

Our client is a leading privately held and growing manufacturer that provides innovative solutions to a wide variety of clients within the packaging industry. In this controls engineering role, you will be responsible for full spectrum controls engineering tasks from concept to hand off to the production floor.

Client Overview
  • A growing, profitable, and diversified privately held organization that specializes in providing innovative solutions to clients in the packaging industry
  • For more than 50 years, our client has built a reputation for engineering innovation and for providing flexible and responsive solutions to the packaging industry
  • Based in suburban Chicago with a growing manufacturing footprint

Position Overview
  • Design electrical schematics using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Design, develop and program PLC, HMI, and motion controls from scratch
  • Develop new electrical designs for both standard and custom equipment
  • Oversee project panel builds and if required build electrical panels from the ground up
  • Develop and set up vision systems for applications such as angle detection, orientation detection, and feature detection using various tools
  • Develop plans and schedules for projects while interacting with customers
  • Prepare operator manuals, user manuals and other project documentation as needed
  • Ability to travel periodically up to 30% of the time for startups, installations, and to resolve field issues

Candidate Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • At least 5 years experience of automation and controls engineering
  • Proficiency programming Allen Bradley controls
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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