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Controls Engineer (Work from Home) - Direct Hire

Port Huron, MI
Job Description 
This is a full time, permanent position with benefits. This position gives you the option to work from home or come into the office full or part time. Estimated travel to customer sites is  40% and includes local and overnight trips. This position promises a challenging environment with exposure to many diverse industries and manufacturing communities. This position offers competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, a full benefits package, and a very open family oriented work environment.
Skills Overview
Desired main skills include: PLC/HMI programming, control panel design abilities, overall knowledge of manufacturing engineering and project management. Good communication skills and attention to details. 
Additional desirable skills: SCADA programming, sales and estimating experience relative to industrial control systems, vision system engineering, and robot programming.   

Roles and responsibilities will include:
Responsible for the design and implementation of automated control systems.
  • Control panel design (hardware design)
    • Specification and sizing of all required components
    • Selection and sizing of enclosures (Inc. heat load calculations)
    • Mark ups to existing drawing sets for CAD detailing
    • Familiarity with NEC, NFPA, and any applicable electrical design standards
  • Software design/development
    • Design, development, and testing of PLC based logic 
    • Design, development, and testing of HMI based logic 
    • Design, development, and testing of SCADA and network software
  • Startup and Commissioning
    • On site testing and validation of new and retrofitted control systems
    • Debug of electrical wiring issues
    • Supervision of the installing electrical contractor
    • System check out of all I/O, alarms/faults, and modes of operation
  • Development of technical documentation (i.e. O&M manuals, network diagrams, etc.)
  • Operator training
  • Enforce safe work practices as the highest priority & adheres to objectives for ergonomics, health/safety & housekeeping
  • Develop and monitor project schedules and budgets


  • Experience with PLC & HMI programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting across major platforms. (i.e. Rockwell/AB and Siemens products)
  • High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of resourcefulness.
  • Experience using, understanding, and documenting schematics and design notes.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work extended hours.

  • Experience with PLC & HMI programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting across various additional platforms. (i.e. GE, Mitsubishi, Omron, etc.).
  • Experience with programming and setting up vision systems.
  • Experience with manipulation, set-up, and programming of robotic systems.
  • Experience with various bus topologies. (i.e. Profibus, Interbus-S, As-I, etc.).
  • Experience setting up and configuring VFD’s.
  • Experience in fluid power design (hydraulics and pneumatics)
  • SCADA system software development experience
  • Custom software development (i.e. MS SQL, VB, etc.)
Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (prefer Electrical) with a minimum of (2) years’ experience within a manufacturing environment is preferred but not required. 

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