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Controls Engineer

Downers Grove, IL
Controls Engineer


Downers Grove, IL

Company Profile

Company has quickly grown to become a leading provider of equipment and services for industrial automation. Our expertise in engineering, programming, fabrication, and system commissioning enables us to provide high quality solutions for a wide variety of industries. As we continue to grow, we continue to create opportunities for others to share in our success. If you would like to become a key contributor to a dynamic and growing company right here in Chicago’s western suburbs, Company could be the right opportunity for you!

Join a Collaborative and Motivated Team as a Controls Engineer!

Enjoy a culture that includes a casual dress code, flexible working hours, and a friendly environment that encourages sharing of knowledge and experience.
Take advantage of opportunities to be involved in new processes and innovations at a company where management values your knowledge, experience and ideas.
Varied project exposure from retro-fits/upgrades to Green-field manufacturing facilities.
If you think you would enjoy big company resources with a small company atmosphere then this could be the right opportunity for you!
As a Controls Engineer you would work in our Downers Grove, Illinois office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow your assigned projects from Kick-Off to Start-Up Complete.
  • Specify Components and Design Architecture of Electrical Control Systems per industry standard practices.
  • Supervise the Drafting and Design Group with development of Schematics and Layouts.
  • Supervise the Panel Fabrication Technicians with assembly of Control Panels.
  • Development of PLC and HMI programming.
  • VFD and Servo Motion programming.
  • Testing and Simulation of Systems.
  • Commissioning and Start-Up of Industrial Equipment in the field.
  • Electrical Controls Field troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Occasional Service Support to Customers
  • Overnight travel is required. (25-30%)

Requirements to Qualify:

  • BSEE, BSME, or equivalent degree
  • Industrial Controls: 3 Years
  • Programmable Logic Controllers: 3 Years [Rockwell, Siemens, Modicon]
  • HMI Programming: 3 years [Wonderware, Factory Talk, Ignition]
  • AutoCAD or equivalent: 3 years
  • Basic VFD Control: 3 Years
  • Basic PID Control Tuning Understanding and Experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Comfortable with hands-on work.
  • A commitment to doing it right the first time.

Nice to Have (Sweeten the Deal):

  • Servo Motion Control: 2 Years (Kinetix or similar preferred)
  • Safety PLC Programming: 2 Years
  • Advanced VFD Control (Coordination/Registration)
  • Cascading/Nested PID Control
  • Process & Instrumentation Diagram Understanding
  • UL 508A and SCCR Training
  • Desire to mentor or supervise Junior Engineers
  • Willingness and/or Desire to Travel Internationally

Salary and Benefits

  • Generous compensation package
  • Benefits including:
    • Health Insurance
    • 401k with Match
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
    • Paid Holidays
    • Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
  • Opportunities to learn from a strong and cohesive engineering team.

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Onward Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits promotions, training, termination or any other condition of employment or career development.   All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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