Controls Engineer

Charlotte NC
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Controls Engineer

The Process Control Engineer will play a critical role in supporting continuous improvement in safety, manufacturing, cost, process reliability and productivity at our manufacturing facility. As a Process Control Engineer with, you will contribute to our process control, perform analysis on systems data and develop processes and improvement plans to support operations through Process Control Engineering. Other responsibilities will include loop tuning, HMI (Human Machine Interface) software and revisions, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) revisions, and periodic evaluation of the operating software and instigation of changes required to achieve controls excellence.

Key Functions

As Process Control Engineer, you will:

  • Perform instrumentation installation & calibration, process control troubleshooting & programming, drive installation & programming for all mill areas
  • Provide technical assistance to specify, design and develop improvements in complex instrumentation, automation, process control & motion control systems
  • Deliver troubleshooting support mill-wide, maintain and enhance the engineering process control philosophy, strategy, and controls standard operating procedures
  • Lend expertise to departments to ensure understanding of process control characteristics and loop tuning
  • Assist in mentoring and training of on shift maintenance with extensive understanding of electrical systems, PLC & motion control systems
  • Assist in developing (and managing) capital project's PLC scope & requirements for new equipment and major repairs
  • Maintain and qualify air quality -or- waste water monitoring and treatment equipment
  • Develop/maintain mill standards for instrumentation
  • Work with power distribution systems including switchgear, transformers & MCC maintenance
  • Maintain broad-based product knowledge including Variable Frequency Drives, PLC’s, Motion Control, Coordinated Drive Systems, Instrumentation, Process Control, HMI Software (Wonderware), Network design experience with Ethernet
  • Participate in Business Process Controls Team activities - monthly involvement and reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering or similar field is desirable
  • At least 5 years' experience in Electrical and Process Controls Systems in an industrial manufacturing and production environment
  • Rockwell platforms (RS Logix) PLC Programming experience and capability
  • Strong electrical and PLC troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with safety and electrical conformance standards including UL, NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E, IEEE and FM
  • Strong PLC 5 and ControlLogix programming/troubleshooting skills (RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 software)
  • Electrical experience and build capabilities including process control panels, safety circuit, wiring diagrams, I/O, MCC, VFD's, Drives, Tuning, Servers, pneumatics, valves, hydraulics, P & ID diagrams
  • Experience with electrical power distribution equipment and maintenance
  • Able to read and interpret prints/drawings to troubleshoot power and control electrical systems
  • Must be able to read and understand technical manuals for start-up, troubleshooting and optimizing equipment
  • Proficient in use of various electrical test equipment
  • AC variable frequency drive experience (start-up and troubleshooting A-B PowerFlex drives)
  • Computer skills in LAN, PC, Windows, CAD and Ethernet LAN with advanced MS Office skills
  • Experience with or willing to learn TCPIP, Ethernet IP, and other networks
  • Ability to manage capital projects, develop and manage a capital project budget, and develop capital project packages for approval (bids, project scope, execution plans, etc.)
  • Ability to develop Scope of Work that can be used for bidding jobs
  • Must be able to read, understand and make mark-ups to drawings for projects
  • Ability to work and communicate with contractor/engineers/service techs in a professional manner
  • Willing and able to be on-call nights and weekends
  • Ability to share knowledge with others one-on-one, in small groups and classroom settings
  • Experience working in a heavy industrial manufacturing facility

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