Controls Engineer

St Joseph,
Job Description

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing and debugging of schematics and software for machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Many combinations of these essential functions below, make up 100% of your time as an engineer.

Position Responsibilities

1. Continuously improves processes and delivers conforming quality products and services to internal/external customers

2. Detailed designs

3. Coding and programming

4. CAD work

5. Concept development

6. Process development

7. Feasibility

8. Shop/floor project resource/problem resolution

9. Maintain a safe work environment

10. Interface with mechanical design

11. Troubleshooting problems

12. Brainstorm alternatives

13. May require exposure to prototype testing and rework associated with new inventions

14. Work with other engineers and take a lead role at times for prototype development

15. Provides customer service

16. Provides technical assistance to Quoting Department

17. Streamline designs with independent contractors, engineering consultants, design firms and programming services

18. Analyzes customer requirements

19. Documentation

20. Participates in line up meetings

21. Lead, attend and provide input on concepts and design review meetings

22. Vendor quotation

23. Generates reports

24. Participates in training

25. Investigates/researches new projects

26. Other duties as assigned

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Some travel is expected for this position.

Preferred Education and Experience

· High school diploma or equivalent with four (4) years technical training (BSEE)

· Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

· Five (5) years’ experience in controls system design

Eligibility Qualifications

1. Organizational/prioritization skills

2. Interpersonal/communications (written and verbal) skills

3. Ability to lead a team of controls engineers on a project

4. Delegation of tasks

5. Creative problem-solving skills

6. Proficient in PLC programming, robots, and vision systems

7. Familiarity with AutoCAD

8. Ability to travel

9. Technical knowledge of construction and application of materials, basic controls, and test applications

10. Cost and timing estimating

11. Basic mechanical knowledge

12. Project Management


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