Controls Engineer - Adaptive Solutions
Comau - Southfield, MI

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DESCRIPTION

Summary

Designs systems of electrical and fluid controls for a variety of applications including welders, robots, assembly and conveyance and transfer systems. Applies knowledge, principles and techniques in engineering and computer science to generate required hardware design schematics and develop software system programming and documentation.

DUTIES

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Understands customer specifications (corporate and plant), standards, and local and/or national electric codes for use in designing hardware schematics and software programs.
  • Constructs electrical and Fluid schematic packages by laying out I/O, designing magnetic circuits, fusing, control panel layouts, bills of material, and cable layouts.
  • Performs the required sizing calculation for power, heat dissipation, wire sizing, fusing, etc.
  • Performs the required calculations for network layout and traffic analysis.
  • Researches, develops and customizes new hardware and software interfaces.
  • Modifies existing logic for 'kit' designs, and create logic utilizing existing references on simple to intermediate complexity systems.
  • Must be capable of developing Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens and interface from scratch.
  • Coordinate and review with Technical Leaders, Automation Engineers, Sr. Controls Engineers, and colleagues to maintain consistency within a given project.
  • Checks hardware schematics detail work of Entry Level Controls Engineers
  • Works within the scope definition and timing (due date) requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge & Skills

  • Computers -- Knowledge of Windows, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and a high degree of competence with AutoCAD / ePlan. Knowledge of PLCs (Control) and associated application software, and a High degree of competence in HMIs and its associated application software.
  • Mathematics -- Knowledge of basic arithmetic, base 2 (binary), base 16 (hexadecimal), base 8 (octal) and Real (floating point) numbering systems and their applications. Knowledge of Word / Bit addressing schemes. Knowledge of logical operators (i.e. AND, OR, NOT, XOR).
  • Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines, tools, and print reading. A limited understanding of mechanical systems, their components, and the relationship of those systems to the controls design.
  • Writing - Ability to write technical documents and reports for use as reference by engineering and technical writers as well as documentation for the project.
  • Reading -- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret customer specifications, electrical controls schematics, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Training -- Ability to train and mentor Entry Level Controls Engineers.
  • Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Programming -- Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Behavioral Competencies

  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources -- Monitoring and directing Entry Level Controls Engineers on tasks for equipment design.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting (field check) equipment in preparation for adding, removing, or modifying existing designs / equipment.
  • Supervision -- Capable of directing 1-3 individuals as required to accomplish projects assignments.
Key Performance Indicators & Measures

  • Meeting project schedules
  • Cost variance
  • Accuracy of project designs
Qualifications (Education, Training, Certification, Licenses, Experience)

  • Overall Experience -- Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this position. Must possess all competencies of Entry Level Controls Engineer.
  • Job Training -- Employees in this occupation usually need training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
  • Education -- Associates degree in Electrical / Computer Engineering or Electronics Technology or a minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Understands customer specifications (corporate and plant), standards, and local and/or national electric codes for use in designing hardware schematics and software programs.
  • Constructs electrical and Fluid schematic packages by laying out I/O, designing magnetic circuits, fusing, control panel layouts, bills of material, and cable layouts.
  • Performs the required sizing calculation for power, heat dissipation, wire sizing, fusing, etc.
  • Performs the required calculations for network layout and traffic analysis.
  • Researches, develops and customizes new hardware and software interfaces.
  • Modifies existing logic for 'kit' designs, and create logic utilizing existing references on simple to intermediate complexity systems.
  • Must be capable of developing Human Machine Interface (HMI) screens and interface from scratch.
  • Coordinate and review with Technical Leaders, Automation Engineers, Sr. Controls Engineers, and colleagues to maintain consistency within a given project.
  • Checks hardware schematics detail work of Entry Level Controls Engineers
  • Works within the scope definition and timing (due date) requirements.

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