Senior Controls Engineer
Newark, NJ US / Victor, NY US / Philadelphia, PA US
Posted 58 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description


Primary Function and Scope:
Provide the controls engineering required to deliver “turn-key” custom automation equipment.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
Define the system architecture, design the electronic control system, generate AutoCAD schematics and panel layouts, prepare the bills of materials (BOM’s), release hardware design to the shop, design and write the controls system software, debug and commission the equipment.  Responsible for electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic hardware design, software design for custom automation equipment by performing, but not limited to, the following duties:
Essential Functions
  • Meet with customer and project manager to understand requirements of customer needs
  • Develop electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic controls designs utilizing AutoCAD for drawing development.
  • Develop a bill of controls materials, seeking cost estimates for purchasing department – work with project management to get parts ordered on time.
  • Develop the system software architecture.
  • Write the control system software – this can be based on either PLC or PC hardware.
  • Develop Human to Machine Interface (HMI) programs and integrate with the control system.
  • Responsible for integrating peripheral hardware and software, such as but not limited to, servo motors, Vision, Robots, leak test systems, LVDT’s, data collection systems.  These peripheral systems may require knowledge and experience in network communications and protocols.
  • Work closely with controls build department on the wiring and plumbing of equipment.
  • Debug the system hardware and software.
  • Run off the system with the customer.
  • Support the installation of the equipment.
  • Debug at customer’s site if necessary.
  • Adhere to established controls standards and procedures.
  • Observe safety procedures.
  • Any other task assigned by management within scope of position, federal and state regulations.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.(1)
          EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  BS Degree with 5+ years work experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be able to write control programs (PLC or PC), develop HMI programs, and have custom system engineering/troubleshooting experience.  Prefer knowledge of AutoCAD, Rslogix5000, PL7Pro, Siemens Step 7, Microsoft Office, networks, vision, servos and robots.
          LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Good communication skills required.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures.  Ability to write reports. 
  1. Flexibility – willing to work as required to keep the project on schedule
  2. Time Management Skills
  3. Initiative\Creativity
  4. Organizational Skills
  5. Ability to take directions
  6. Ability to work well with others
          MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to work in decimal, octal hexadecimal and binary numbering systems.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry and to calculate scaling factors, proportions, percentages, rates and ratios.
          REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Wide variety of duties requiring considerable judgment to work independently such as devising new methods, adapting or changing standard procedures to meet new conditions, and making decisions guided by precedent and within established policies.
OTHER:  Knowledge of Excel and Access programs.  Experience or knowledge of researching on the Internet.  Must be able to multi-task and prioritize workload.  Organizational skills, flexible, integrity and ability to work independently.  Willing to travel and work as required to keep the project on schedule.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.(1)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 
Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working outside between 0-15 percent of the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Required Occasionally
Required Frequently
Required Job Requirements:   Standing   X       Walking   X       Sitting     X     Lifting   X    50 pounds minimum required   Carrying   X    50 pounds minimum required   Pushing   X    50 pounds minimum required   Pulling   X    50 pounds minimum required   Climbing X         Balancing X         Stooping   X       Kneeling   X       Crouching   X       Crawling   X       Reaching     X     Handling     X     Feeling   X       Speaking     X Understand the English language   Hearing     X     Seeing     X     Depth Perception   X       Color Vision   X       Repetitive Motion   X       Other:        
 (1)Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(2)Employee may on occasion be asked to do other physical activities not listed above within federal and state regulations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made if possible. 
Our company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. (VEVRAA Federal Contractor)
Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at


Special Notes/Instructions
Please note: This position is at our Victor, NY facility. Relocation may be available if residence is not within a commutable distance.
Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Day shift
Salary and Benefits
$75,000-$85,000 annually
Benefits include medical, HSA, dental, life, STD/LTD, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and supplemental coverage (AFLAC & Colonial Life).
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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