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Direct Hire Controls Engineer position - Work from Home

Novi, MI

Job Description 
We are currently hiring software and hardware design engineers. This is a full time, permanent position with benefits. This position allows you to work from home or come into the office full or part time. Approximately 40% annual travel is required. This position promises a challenging environment with exposure to many diverse industries and manufacturing communities. Our customer offers competitive wages, opportunity for advancement, a full benefit 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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