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Controls Engineer

Company: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
Location: Telford
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Controls Engineer PACKAGING EQUIPMENT DEPARTMENT - JOB DESCRIPTION Location: Telford, PA Salary: Highly Competitive Benefits: Day 1 - Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability KEY JOB DUTIES Perform detailed design of control systems for complex machines, specifying all electrical components (power distribution, PLC, I/O, motion control, communications, sensors, wiring, etc.). Create electrical schematics and panel layouts using 2D CAD software (AutoCAD). Write PLC and HMI software to operate these machines. Implement hardware and software modifications to existing equipment in order to improve capabilities. efficiency, reliability, performance, etc. Document all designs and engineering decisions for future reference (CAD, BOM's, calculations, etc.). Provide Fres-co technicians with sufficient documentation to allow proper assembly. Supervise the electrical assembly process and note problem areas. Assist with wiring as needed. Assist with machine debug, acceptance testing, installation, and troubleshooting (both in-person / hands-on and remotely). Interface with sales, customers, field service, and R&D for all stages of the project. Provide technical assistance to customers / Fres-co technicians (occasionally outside of normal working hours). Interface with vendors and purchasing department in order to obtain quotations, necessary parts, and ensure quality. Provide technical feedback to sales / management with regards to feasibility, cost, etc. Help maintain organized file system for engineering documents (programs, drawings, manuals, etc.). Contribute to the creation of service manuals. Assist with software license maintenance duties. Share technical knowledge with customers and Fres-co personnel in both formal and informal training settings. Submit regular progress reports / trip reports. Participate in other business functions (cost estimates, development of engineering standards, continuous improvement efforts, scheduling, safety audits, etc.). Skill / Knowledge: Track record of creating machine PLC programs using Rockwell Automation / Allen Bradley RSLogix / Studio 5000 software Ability to read and troubleshoot existing PLC logic to resolve complex problems and/or optimize machine performance Experience with servo motion control techniques used in aforementioned software Knowledge of industrial electronic panel design / layout Proficiency in creating electrical schematics using 2D CAD software Ability to create user interface software for use on common industrial HMI's Very strong electrical troubleshooting background Moderate to high level of mechanical aptitude Understanding of engineering units, concepts of physics Experience building complex electrical panels and wiring devices from detailed electrical schematics Strong attention to detail Strict adherence to standards, structure Superior quality of workmanship Solid judgment with minimal supervision or work direction Strong communication / interpersonal skills Ability to manage numerous requests, both internal to _Fres-co_ and external (customer coordination) Working knowledge of packaging machinery (especially VFFS equipment) _(preferred, not required)_ Knowledge of food safety / GMP's / process equipment / aseptic packaging / coffee industry _(preferred, not required)_ Experience / Education Requirements : 4-year engineering degree preferred, (2 year technical college degree plus technical work experience can be substituted) Experience in a manufacturing / production environment Experience with the following software is _preferred_: Rockwell Automation Studio 5000, AutoCAD, Siemens SIMATIC, Wonderware Experience with customer interaction (at all levels of the customer organization: shop floor to executive)Job Type: Full-timeSchedule: 8 hour shift Weekend availabilityWork Location: One location

Keywords: Fres-co System USA, Inc., Bethlehem , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Telford, Pennsylvania

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