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Controls Engineer

Location : Gastonia, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : JPM_CE
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+
Required Education : Associates or Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Engineering

Job Description :
The Controls Engineer will be responsible for the functionality and performance of manufacturing equipment from an Electrical Systems standpoint.  This is a hands-on position that will require large amounts of cross-functional collaboration in a team setting.




  • Work with engineers and customers to determine the requirements of the machine and develop specifications for machine functions, user interface, and quality control for high reliability.

  • Develop new software and hardware designs to meet machine requirements

  • Research components and technology available from suppliers, determine ways to increase reliability of controls and reduce costs

  • Understand and implement customer standards for dedicated equipment and participate in design reviews

  • Guide startup of machines and perform troubleshooting with mechanical and electrical technicians.

  • Configure drives, network communications, and other intelligent machine devices

  • Calibrate machines for position accuracy.

  • Assist customer support and troubleshooting both remotely and onsite.

  • Minimal travel for project engineering or customer support issues

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.  Associates degree with equivalent experience will be considered.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an electrical engineering/controls role.

  • Strong PLC experience required.

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics required.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills required.

  • Experience with robotics and G-Code programming is a plus.


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