The Controls Engineer must have strong analytical skills and use these skills to examine and improve processes in order to improve productivity. The Controls Engineer is responsible for ensuring overall plant uptime and safety. The Controls Engineer must also be able to work with other departments and external parties to create and implement processes to improve plant reliability and efficiency.
The goal of the Controls Engineer is to ensure that the plant is running smoothly and efficiently while also meeting quality and safety standards. The Controls Engineer will design, implement and maintain processes for maximum plant production. The Controls Engineer must be adaptable, striving to find creative solutions to problems as they arise and assist in the implementation of preventative maintenance plans. He or she must be able to analyze plant processes and help make improvements based on their extensive knowledge of electronics, engineering and mechanics. The Controls Engineer must also be an excellent communicator, as the work often requires work with other departments and outside parties in order to accomplish goals.
- Maintain the design standards for the plant controls infrastructure.
- Analyze plant processes and design and implement improvements.
- Troubleshoot issues with hardware and processes.
- Plan preventive maintenance.
- Work well with others to detect problems and implement solutions.
- Ensure compliance with environmental permits.
- Maintain quality and safety standards.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Controls Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering preferred.
- 5 years of experience in the controls field.
- Technical proficiency in computer networks, Allen-Bradly PLC programming, Wonderware and Microsoft Office applications.
- Strong cause-effect analytical abilities to solve problems.
- Excellent communications skills.