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Sr. Controls Engineer
Tinley Park, IL

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$100,000 - $140,000 / yr

A privately held, Chicago area, manufacturer of automated Food and CPG Equipment for a variety of applications including, labeling, filling, corking, coding, capping, and so many other line operations. We are seeking a Senior Controls Engineer with 5 or more years of automation experience in a complex motion control environment.



  • Design Electrical Schematics using AutoCAD Electrical. 
  • Develop PLC, Advanced Motion, and HMI Programs from scratch for a range of Allen Bradley Controllers, new equipment prototypes and to support assembly area testing. 
  • Develop new Standard Electrical Designs for new equipment and implement existing standard electrical designs for standard equipment. 
  • Supervise Panel Build process in the panel shop and review progress daily.  
  • Develop and Integrate Vision Systems for applications including Orientation and Feature Detection using various vision tools. 
  • Review customer specifications with attention to detail, develop project plans and schedules across multiple departments including sales and applications. 
  • Periodic Travel (10% to 15%) to customer site for startups, installations or to resolve field issues; this may include new equipment integration with customer equipment and supervising installation electricians. 
  • Proficient in electrical design to meet UL requirements.
  • Ensure local, state, and Federal codes are met.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology or related field is preferred.  
  • 5+ years of hands-on electrical engineering design experience is highly preferred.
  • Team Player: Desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer. 
  • Communication and Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems, utilize data-driven troubleshooting techniques, and review related information with colleagues to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions mechanically, electrically, and programmatically. 


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