Controls Engineer for Automation (local candidates only please)
PERBIX - Minneapolis, MN

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Position Title: Controls Engineer

Position Summary:
PERBIX is a leading supplier of custom automation assembly/inspection equipment in the Twin Cities area and is currently seeking a self-motivated individual who is eager to learn. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 2-8 years of experience in automation.

Job Summary:
The primary function of a Controls Engineer at PERBIX is to provide complete electrical and software design for custom automated machine build projects. This includes ownership of electrical design/layout, software design/programming, debug of hardware/software, and customer acceptance testing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Electrical Design:
  • Work with project manager, machine design engineer, and customer to develop a low risk and robust machine design.
  • Create electrical schematics and bill of materials to meet project requirements.
  • Interface with panel shop to ensure electrical panels meet customer and project requirements.
  • Support assembly department by clarifying any design questions they may have.
  • Software Design:
  • Create application design documentation and lead customer software design reviews.
  • Program all software for the project with PLC, HMI, Servo, Robotics, Vision, Laser, etc.
  • Startup and Debug:
  • Test and verify all electrical wiring for the entire system: safety circuit, IO, communications, etc.
  • Work with assembly and machine design engineer to ensure all mechanical setups and alignments are completed properly.
  • Debug and test all software to meet project requirements.
  • Meet with customer to ensure their machine requirements are fulfilled.
  • Customer Acceptance:
  • Assist customer in testing and documenting final machine operation.
  • Provide training and support to customer as needed.
  • Documentation:
  • Creation of machine user’s manual from template per customer requirements.
  • Validation documentation where required by customer.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong electrical aptitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Desire to work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong customer relationship skills

Technologies Employed:

  • Electrical Schematic design and drafting using AutoCAD Electrical
  • PLC/PAC controls (primarily AB/Allen Bradley CompactLogix & ControlLogix)
  • HMI (primarily Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE & ME)
  • Servo Motion (primarily Allen Bradley servos)
  • Vision Inspection & Vision Guided motion (primarily Cognex VisionPro and InSight)
  • Robots: Scara & 6-Axis (primarily Denso and Adept)
  • Industrial instrumentation and PID loop control.

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