Industrial Controls Engineer
Our client has an exceptional opportunity for an Industrial Controls Engineer in Portland, OR. This high visibility and high impact position works collaboratively across the organization, supporting their efforts to offer increasingly efficient, high performance equipment that helps their customers get their job done right.
As a subject matter expert and innovator, the Automation Controls Engineer develops and delivers elegant solutions to highly complex equipment design and manufacturing technology projects at their global locations. This position is expected to continue advancing their manufacturing capabilities, capacity, quality, reliability, and safety. As a mid to senior-level engineer, this position is expected to execute controls systems projects from concept through design and programming, manufacturing start-up, and lifecycle support.
Responsibilities of the Industrial Controls Engineer
Contribute to the design and development of effective controls systems to support global manufacturing processes.
Collaborate throughout the company to develop and implement solutions that advance their manufacturing technology.
Investigate and propose applications of cutting edge technologies to new and existing manufacturing processes.
Develop elegant, robust solutions to complex systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), machine vision systems, sensors, motion control devices, robots etc.
Establish and maintain engineering standards, such as: coding practices, tag naming, network connectivity and device management, etc.
Participate in bi-directional peer design reviews.
Lead technical activities with suppliers, system integrators, and internal customers.
Contribute to quality systems using toolsets such as Lean, Design for Six Sigma, House of Quality, etc. to advance equipment designs and process improvements.
Identify opportunities for improvement in equipment and internal work processes.
Build business case to explain technical recommendations.
Lead collaborative efforts with diverse backgrounds and functional aras.
Define schedules based on projects and experience.
Coach and mentor others regarding customer service; manage communications and opportunities with customers and recommend actions.
Engage in and lead continuous improvement initiatives; act as a role model for safety, 5S, etc.
Prepare presentations to outside suppliers, system integrators, and leadership team with support from senior team members.
Maintain open communication through conversation and both formal and informal documents.
Qualifications of the Industrial Controls Engineer
BS in Controls Systems, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering required, degrees in other engineering disciplines considered with relevant industry experience.
2-8 years minimum experience.
Equipment design for an industrial, high volume production environment.
Programming ladder logic PLC’s, safety PLCs and HMIs.
Selecting appropriate circuit protectors, wiring and cabling, sensors. Hardware (PLC, HMI, safety, remote I/O, etc.) motors and drives, motion controllers etc.
Integrating vision systems, robots and other devices into a custom-designed manufacturing cell
Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner.
Solve problems analytically, search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions.
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms.
Proficiency documenting system schematics in CAD Software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks).
Deep understanding of closed loop controls, instrumentation, process controls systems (PLC, HMI, SCADA, networking), panel design, safety codes and regulations (OSHA, ANSI, NEC, etc.).
Collaborative and effective team player able to work with globally dispersed teams.
Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes.
Take imitative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance.
Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals.
Proficiency in MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred).
Available for domestic and international travel 1-2 weeks per year. .
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
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