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Senior Controls Engineer

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and energetic person interested in developing system controls for laser equipment. The Senior Controls Engineer will ensure that all aspects of a project or system are considered, specifically the development and management of the process controls design used in industrial laser systems and material handling automation. He or she will work under the direction of the Engineering Manager.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • System controls design, analysis, and testing for high-performance laser processing equipment.
  • Integrate system control software with motion control systems & devices.
  • Development activities include:

    • Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Real-time hardware and software design
    • Controls software testing
    • Industrial electrical component integration
    • Motion control systems
    • Vision systems
    • Geometric and other mathematical algorithms relating to motion control and materials processing

    • Collaborate with Software Engineering to enhance control software and Proton laser controller.
    • Coordinate with Project Management to establish and document each system's process controls requirements.
    • Ensure laser systems are fully operating and tested according to customer specifications prior to shipping.
    • Support system installation and Field Service as required.
    • Train Field Service staff on the overall system controls including calibrations, configurations, and settings.
    • Mentor junior Controls engineers, technicians, co-ops and interns.
    • Collaborate with engineers, customers, and others to improve existing or potential product features and developments.

      Required Qualifications:

      • Bachelor/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field
      • 5+ years of experience with Programmable Logic Controllers and software development
      • 3+ years of experience in motion controls including: XY tables, linear motors, encoders, web control, robotics
      • Practical knowledge of electrical/electronic components and diagnostic equipment
      • Capable of completing tasks without extensive guidance from supervisors and prioritizing among multiple tasks.
      • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
      • Excellent verbal and technical writing skills

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Strong mathematical background including linear algebra

          Physical Requirements:

          • Extensive time working at a computer workstation
          • Working in a manufacturing environment
          • Travel as required (10%)

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