Controls Engineer – Automated Manufacturing Equipment
A successful manufacturing company in Waukesha, WI is seeking talented Controls Engineers to join their team. This company specializes in automotive components and operates a fully automated facility that designs and manufactures custom automated equipment for both internal and external clients. As a Controls Engineer, you will play a key role in the design, development, programming, and implementation of large-scale automation projects.
Why join us?
- We are a thriving global company with over 60 years of experience in the industry.
- Work in a fast-paced environment with cutting-edge technology at our fully automated facility.
- Opportunity to work with robotics, vision systems, laser systems, and PLC/HMI controls.
- Enjoy a clean, bright, and temperature-controlled working environment.
- We offer competitive compensation, potential bonuses, and comprehensive benefits.
- Take advantage of 3 weeks of paid vacation and paid time off during year-end shut-down (1.5 weeks).
- Plenty of room for growth and development within the organization.
- Minimal travel required – maximum of 5%.
- Create and deploy automation controls and electrical controls hardware and software.
- Take ownership of system updates and new system control functions from start to finish of each project.
- Collaborate effectively with a team and conduct process reviews, training sessions, and support the quoting process.
- Write code to control automated equipment and develop a reusable software solution using a structured software development process.
- Integrate VFD and Servo motor controls into manufacturing equipment.
- Train end users on the functionality of automated machines and integrate various systems through automated controls.
- Provide support for field installation, startup, and debugging of systems at both our sites and customer sites.
- Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Collaborate with colleagues and achieve results in a dynamic atmosphere.
- Hold a bachelor's degree in a related engineering field or have equivalent work experience.
- Previous experience programming automated manufacturing equipment.
- Ability to interpret electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic prints and schematics.
- Strong skills in electrical wiring and debugging.
- Experience with vision system integration is preferred.
- Knowledge of Allen-Bradley HMI and PLC programming is desirable.
- Willingness to travel up to 5% of the time.
- Familiarity with OSHA and NFPA safety standards and electrical codes for custom automated assembly and test equipment.
- Effective problem-solving, judgment, and independent thinking skills.
- Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle conflicts effectively.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills for interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
- Authorized to work in the United States and possess a valid driver's license.