Controls Engineer (Automation)
Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) - Cleves, OH

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Cincinnati Test Systems, Inc. (CTS)

The largest manufacturer of leak detection systems in the U.S., is seeking a qualified Controls Engineer. CTS designs and manufactures leak test instruments as well as fully automated leak detection systems and offers a full range of support services. Known in the industry for consistency and accuracy, CTS offers solutions that optimize leak testing sensitivity as well as analyze and communicate the data.


Responsibilities of the Controls Engineer include the design of electrical/pneumatic/hydraulic control systems, specification of components, preparation of circuit diagrams, and development of PLC/HMI code for automated leak detection equipment. Duties will also include; overseeing the power-up, debug, and commissioning of this equipment. From concept to completion of a project, the Controls Engineer candidate should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, enabling them to interact and collaborate with project management, engineering, and assembly staff. Strong troubleshooting and innovative problem solving skills are also needed. Requires a BS or AS in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related field.


Experience with any or all of the following is desired; RSLogix Platforms, FactoryTalk, ACADE, Wonderware, Siemens S5-S7, LabVIEW .


Electrical Design

  • Determine power requirements for leak detection equipment electrical control systems
  • Design electrical control systems consisting of conductors, relays, PLCs, HMIs, and other components
  • Design electrical control systems interface circuitry
  • Specify appropriate hardware components for the designed electrical control system
  • Prepare circuit diagrams to represent the system
  • Create and document BOM for system hardware
  • Startup and debug of designed control system.


  • Define sequence of machine operations according to test requirements
  • Application of defined machine operation sequence by development/debug of PLC code
  • Development and debug of HMI software.

Pneumatic/Hydraulic Design

  • Determine requirements for leak detection equipment pneumatic/hydraulic control systems
  • Design pneumatic/hydraulic control systems consisting of valves, flow devices, and other components
  • Specify appropriate hardware components for the designed pneumatic/hydraulic control system
  • Prepare circuit diagrams to represent the system
  • Create and document BOM for system hardware
  • Startup and debug of designed control system.


  • Insuring that the equipment is designed, built and performs to standard set by CTS and the customer
  • Prepare documentation


The position is responsible for control system design, programming, machine startup, customer interface and machine runoff. Requires a 2 or 4 year degree in a related field and experience in control system design of automation and industrial equipment; PLC programming; and machine startup/debug. Pneumatic and hydraulic systems design and project management a plus.

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