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Controls Engineer
Las Vegas, NV

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Description

The Controls Engineer II is responsible for the advanced support of all phases of a controls project to include concept and research, estimating support, component selection, network design, panel design, layout, device troubleshooting, PLC and HMI programming; on-site installation and debug; and after-sales support while working with minimal supervision.  A successful Controls Engineer II has an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of commonly used controls engineering concepts, PLC programming and practices with an ability to lead/mentor entry level Controls Engineers as well as a willingness to attend training to further build their knowledge and abilities to advance to the next level.  

 

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Understand AC/DC control systems with the ability to read component cut sheets. 
  • Able to use computer software for design engineering and PLC programing. 
  • Capable of trouble shooting a system and communicate status – verbally and written.  
  • Assist and support the process for designing and delivering successful control.  
  • Designing and developing layouts for electrical circuits or systems for power and control distribution. 
  • Support the Systems Checklist for projects during field installation and startup. 
  • Ability to develop electrical diagrams with varying levels of efficiency while being able to locate and correct mistakes found in electrical diagrams by themselves and others. 
  • Ability to take the controls lead on project teams. 
  • Capable of creating functional system test plans for use in field commissioning and ability to contribute written descriptions of system operations for technical documents. 
  • Communicate with other team members effectively and keep Administrative Coordinator advised of schedule; checking and using voicemail and email diligently; and maintaining the team relationship. 
  • Other responsibilities as needed. 

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

  • Office setting and field locations.  
  • Collaborative, engaging and success driven culture 
  • Travel up to 50% 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time 
  • Repetitive typing/data entry 
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds  
  • Drug screen + Fit-to-work physical  

WORK SCHEDULE:  This position offers a flexible work schedule.  General office hours are M-F, 7a-4p or 8a-5p.  Working hours will vary when working at a job site to meet the requirements as needed. 

 

Requirements

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Advanced proficiency in several programming languages and control device networks for PLCs. 
  • Ability to read and understand written specifications, as well as contract drawings and be capable of developing a complete design that meets these requirements within the electrical design standards and quotation presented for a project.  Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures with controls, material handling, water and wastewater systems and manufacturing. 
  • Demonstrates effective organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities, has an acute attention to detail, the ability to receive direction and be a high-energy team player with the ability to work independently, as well as in a group environment.  
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver 
  • Self-starting instincts and strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills 
  • Willingness to travel to customer facilities as needed and work non-business hours based on project and customer needs. 
  • Experience Required:  
  • PLC programming, debugging and commissioning  
  • Plan/hardware design  
  • AutoCAD (AutoCAD E desired) 
  • Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Basic knowledge of electrical equipment and local building codes such as UL508a, NEC and NFPA 
  • Experience Preferred: 
  • Hands-on mechanical and electrical capabilities   
  • Troubleshooting  
  • Material Handling  
  • Understanding VFDs, Servos, sensors and Vision Systems. 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering – preferably EE, EET or CECS, or equivalent work experience 
  • 3-5 years in the field or related area.  
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States  
  • Ability to obtain airport security clearance as needed 

 

 


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