Controls Design Engineer

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  • $30 to $55 per hour
  • Posted 52 days ago

Controls Design Engineer II

Scope of Function:

Under administrative review, designs and develops all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment and machinery. May be responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC based hardware and software. A CDE II is familiar with standard concepts and practices, and is expected to display more than the minimum experience in the controls industry.


* Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technology diploma or equivalents, normally with 3 – 7

years’ related working experience from the graduation level.

* Applicant must demonstrate efficiency in troubleshooting existing control systems and
* Effective written and verbal communication skills to Project Management and customers are required.
* Ability to work in a team environment is

Breakdown of Focus Areas:

* Up to 20% of time spent in Client/People
* Up to 30% of time spent as a Solutions Architect (building a framework to meet customer needs and applies appropriate industry standards).
* 50% of time spent as a developer (builds and programs actual system components and follows applicable standards, as directed by Project Managers).

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Sets an example to other employees by means of arriving promptly on schedule, keeping a neat and organized work area, and maintaining a personal calendar, journal and task
2 Meets weekly with Project Managers for a detailed review of all current tasks and projects. Purpose of review is to ensure adherence to companies specified method, practice, and procedure.
3 Has an established foundation of engineering concepts, and continues to strive to grow technically and
4 Maintains a self-directed enthusiasm for new concepts and technologies, utilizing all unassigned time for training exercises and shadowing experienced Engineers.
5 Demonstrates the ability to design controls systems from scratch, with limited assistance from Project
6 Demonstrates the ability to develop PLC software from scratch (ideally Rockwell PLCs), citing the OTI software
7 Communicates often and effectively with

1 Project Specific Activities:

* Review and understand scope of supply, budget, and schedule of assigned
* Report and document budget and scope issues, as well as create and submit Engineering Change Requests and Purchase Order Requisitions to Project Managers when required.
* Schedule Design Reviews with Project Managers before the completion of each project phase, on or before the scheduled milestone

* Design Engineering:

* Concept and Design complete Hardwire Control Systems with little Management
* Create and implement efficient software solutions utilizing OTI software
* Understand and implement effective safety
* Understand and apply the use of core controls systems into designs.

* Engineering Method, Practice, and Procedure

* Maintains accurate journal or composition book
* Submits timesheets and project documentation to Administration on-time, every
* Meets with Project Managers once a week to provide feedback on PM planning
* Ensures that all project documentation is stored on server in the correct location at all
* Ensure all required design documentation; correspondence, and drawings are submitted on

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1 Conducts successful installation, commissioning, operation, troubleshooting/testing/debug, and support of advanced automation projects with limited
2 Ability to be responsive to customers’ demands and
3 Ability to seek out solutions to problems with Management
4 Individual is considered experienced in at least one (1) software
5 Individual has experience in at least one (1) common peripheral equipment platform (Robotics, Vision, etc)
6 Experience in either the Automotive, Food and Beverage, Waste Water or Power Plant and Utilities markets is highly
7 Experience with Automation or Process projects is highly
8 Experience with any type of paint finishing experience is highly

Relevant Keywords:

Intermediate Controls Specialist; Automation Specialist


* Compensation – $30 – $55 an hour (depending on experience)
* Overtime available after 40 hours
* Weekly pay role
* Yearly bonus program (equivalent to 1 extra month’s salary per year)
* Medical insurance, Vision, Dental 401K
* Paid expenses
* Hybrid and flexi-time working available (very flexible – work from home available)
* Relocation package
* Vacation time negotiable
* Gym reimbursement and pet insurance

Talos is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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