Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Schaumburg IL

Job Description

We are a leading supplier to the Worlds’ premier automotive companies and parts suppliers, such as Ford, Chrysler, GM, ZF, Fiat, VW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, GKN and Getrag. Our continued growth presents an immediate opening for a Controls Engineer. This position can be based out of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or the Carolinas.

Job Function:
The Controls Engineer creates/edits programs for the CNC/PLC/HMI during the commissioning, installation, interface, and runoff of industrial automation and machine tools in North America. Other responsibilities include working with customer specifications to create electrical designs of industrial machine controls and safety circuits. This position will require travel to our customer locations for installation support (remote location is a possibility). The Controls Engineer supports the software controls technicians, mechanical engineering and electrical departments.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Understands advanced software and machine control engineering principals
  • Robot Programing – Fanuc RJ series controls (Roboguide is a plus)
  • CNC Programming (Siemens 840D preferable) G-Code / M-Code
  • PLC Programming (Siemens S7 & Allen Bradley RSLogix 500 preferable) – Can create (LAD/STL/SCL) logic
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface) programming (Siemens Win CC Flex (TIA Portal) / HMI Pro preferable)
  • Design/debug electrical and software interfaces of machine tools and robot/automated loaders
  • Electrical and software design of machine/automation safety circuits (E-stops, safety guarding, etc…)
  • Commissioning and tuning of frequency & servo drives including servo / AC motors
  • Can design and implement industrial communication and I/O networks (Profibus DP, Profinet, Ethernet IP or similar industrial communications networks)
  • Capable of programming Siemens Safety Integrated logic (SPL) or other integrated safety control systems and thorough understanding of integrated safety principles
  • The ability to work closely with other controls engineers/technicians to ensure functional interfaces and installations

Candidates must also be willing to:
  • Work flexible hours and occasional overtime on evenings, weekends, or holidays when necessary
  • Travel up to 90% within North America (including Canada and Mexico) and occasionally to Germany