2019-01-07

Controls Engineer
Job Opportunity at Largent & Associates

Posted on Jan 7

http://www.largent-assoc.com    360-799-4920

Location: Mokena, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4181681

Are you an exceptional Controls Engineer?  Do you enjoy product development?  Are you a SME recognized by your peers as someone they consult when needing design help? 
 
What do you enjoy designing?  If you enjoy designing machines – machines that require operational efficiency AND will be a part of factories of the future Factory 4.0/Industry 4.0, you are likely to find interesting products and customers here.   
 
How do you want to spend your day?  Would you enjoy spending approximately 50% of your time on NPD? Do you enjoy meeting customers to discuss their applications and their production challenges? Our client’s engineers spend approximately 5% to 15% of their time at customer sites.
 
Do you enjoy a collaborative creative process?  Are you a consultative problem-solver? Approximately 75% of projects require varying degrees of customization.  Our client’s production equipment is used around the world.  No commodities here. 
 
How long do you want to wait to see your work turn into products?  Depending on the projects, you will see your work in physical form in 3 to 6 months; new products understandably can take longer, typically less than a year.  Would you value being able to point to a product and tell your friends and family that you made that possible?  You can do that here.
 
Are you looking for a company that recognizes the importance of excellent controls engineering talent for its long term success?
 
If you desire an environment that will put your education to good use; in the development of production equipment for major companies around the world; for a company that is growing, profitable, and enjoys high employee tenure; then we have an opportunity for you. 
 
Time frame to fill this position is as soon as possible. 
 
Responsibilities
  • Write code for industrial computing equipment plus coding for PLC logic controllers.  This requires software programming in Assembly, C, C++ and PLC's.
  • Process REA's, write ECN's for new or obsolete parts, schematics and BOM's for new and/or existing equipment.  
  • Travel as required to evaluate projects, install and troubleshoot engineering modifications.    
  • Maintain all schematics of company products, updating or modifying for product change or customer specials.
  • Use test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, logic analyzers, counters and pulse generators to analyze problems, debug a design flaw or diagnose a machine fault.
  • Develop documentation for the development, design or modification of products.
  • Work with Digital and Analog logic to design electronic circuits.
  • Work with AC motors/drives and AC/DC servos to be able to program and tune a servo system.  
  • Breadboard test and debug electronic circuitry from existing and new designs to verify functionality of the design.
 
Skills & Proficiencies
  • Knowledge of Embedded Software, Process Control, C, C++, PLC programming or other high level programming languages.
  • Must have familiarity with Digital and Analog Circuits AC/DC motors and Drive technology.
  • Must be able to use test equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Autocad Electrical is helpful.
  • Have the ability to take an idea or concept from a clean paper design through production.
 
Work Experience
Three to seven years of controls engineering experience, focused on NPD. Experience designing production equipment used in high speed applications such as:  bottling, dairy or food processing, packaging or similar is of special interest. 
 
Education
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent is required.    
 
Location
Mokena, IL
Near the intersection of I-80 & La Grange Road
 
Compensation
The compensation package consists of a competitive base salary based on experience and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and short term disability insurance, along with a 401(K) with company match and bonus program. The company offers excellent opportunities to advance for highly capable and ambitious individuals.
 
Company Information
For more than 60 years our client has provided production equipment for some of the biggest names in food processing. With innovative engineering, heavy-duty construction, low-cost maintenance and world-class after-sales support, their equipment keeps their customers’ production lines running at peak performance.  If you want to be associated with best-in-class products and services in an engineering driven company that values its employees, then you owe it to yourself to investigate this opportunity. 
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