Control Systems Engineer II

Job summary

  • Manages and performs PLC control systems engineering work of major complexity that requires a high degree of technical and project management competence.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Uses a high level of expertise to specify and implement all details of a complex PLC control system for large industrial equipment.
  • Duties include full responsibility for planning, organizing and conducting control system development projects for complex industrial equipment.
  • Designs and programs all details of a PLC control system including machine control logic and communications to supervisory systems.
  • Plans projects involving new concepts and approaches to the design of new products.
  • Acquires and manages outside resources as necessary to complete projects.
  • Will interact with other Engineers, Designers, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Purchasing personnel to complete design projects quickly and cost effectively.
  • Will travel globally to solve complex problems with equipment in the field, provide technical expertise to the Sales organization, work with and develop suppliers, interact and direct engineering activities.
  • Actively participate in design reviews. Review designs with other Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing personnel as well as equipment users to ensure that designs meet all requirements.
  • Prepare and present written, oral visual material to support proposals, presentations, design reviews and written reports.
  • Develop cost estimates for proposed projects which include labor and material costs.
  • Maintain project folders and report project status to Manager, Engineers and others on a regular basis.
  • Plan, perform or direct and document experiments to prove design performance
  • Coordinate project tasks and schedules, delegate work to designers / drafters and support staff as required.
  • Interact with customers and support groups, affected by design development, to obtain and communicate pertinent project information.
  • Duties are performed under light supervision by more senior engineering staff.

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Some international travel according to business needs.

Skills and knowledge

  • Expert at PLC based control system design, both the real time as well as Windows10 – Beckhoff PLC experience preferred.
  • Experience with PLC programming such as Structured Text and Ladder Logic. Programming language experience with VB, C#, C++ preferred.
  • Experienced with managing resources and details required to efficiently complete large and small development projects
  • Knowledgeable in industry design and international safety standards involving electrical systems.
  • Able to make decisions independently on engineering problems.
  • Able to handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently.
  • Strong ability to work with others and be an active part of a cross functional team.
  • Excellent problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and work to a schedule.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency.

Education and experience

  • BS, MS preferred in Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science or similar.
  • Requires a minimum of 5 – 10 years of experience in an Engineer 2 or similar role.


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