Electrical Controls Engineer

Electrical Controls Engineer


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Job Description:

Our client has more than 200 years of experience serving the paper industry as a manufacturer of specialty products.

Our client is seeking an Electrical Controls Engineer to join their team. The Electrical Controls Engineer will report to the Central Engineering Electrical Team Leader and will provide technical expertise and support for various control systems. This is a permanent position including base salary, bonus, benefits and mutual fund options.

Tasks and Responsibilities

·Designs various control systems for production and test equipment.

·Programs PLC (Siemens, Allen-Bradley), variable speed drive (ABB), servo etc.

·Programs human machine interface (Wonderware intouch, Indusoft).

·Perform the Industrial electrical design as per the industry standard.

·Troubleshoots existing equipment issues.

·Supervise the electrical installation and execute the commissioning of various control systems.

·Serves as consultant to other team members of the Site, i.e., in advising on material selection, or solutions to product quality problems, or in training others in some new aspect of technology.

·Participates as a member of task forces or teams assembled to coordinate the tackling of serious problems.

·Work with documentation / engineering change control processes

·Identify technology improvements that will align with future business goals and requirements

·Keeps abreast of developments in engineering technology and practice, especially as it relates to his/her field of expertise.

·Operates and performs in a safe manner at all times

·Other duties as required

Skills and Experience Requirements

·Bachelor of Electrical or Automation Engineering

·Minimum five years’ work experience in the field of specialization related to the industry

·Manufacturing design experience preferred

·Technical strength coupled with practical systems and equipment knowledge

·Must have strong PLC and HMI programming skills

·Knowledge of industrial AC drive and motor; knowledge of ABB drive is an asset

·Knowledge of industrial networking. Knowledge of Profibus, ProfiNet and device net is an asset

·Knowledge of Industrial electrical design (low voltage)

·Ability to communicate with vendors, customers, and trades personnel

·Ability to travel in USA, Europe and in Asia approximately 20% and up to 6 consecutive weeks

·Attention to detail with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

·Results-focused, team player with the ability to work well independently

·Versed in current statutory regulations, industry standards and recommended practices and a practical sense in applying such references (ie: safety, environmental, quality)

·Demonstrated commitment to safety, quality and continuous improvement.