Controls Engineer – Cincy

Location: Cincinnati OH

Controls Engineer

Job Description

Currently hiring software and hardwire design engineers. This is a full time, permanent position with benefits. Approximately 50% annual travel is required. This position promises a challenging environment with exposure to many diverse industries and manufacturing communities. We offer competitive wages, opportunity for advancement, a full benefit package and a very open family oriented work environment.

Skills Overview

Desired main skills include: PLC/HMI programming, control panel design abilities, overall knowledge of manufacturing engineering and project management. Good communication skills and attention to details.

Additional desirable skills: SCADA programming, sales and estimating experience relative to industrial control systems, vision system engineering, and robot programming.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

Responsible for the design and implementation of automated control systems.
o Control panel design (hardwire design)
o Specification and sizing of all required components
o Selection and sizing of enclosures (Inc. heat load calculations)
o Mark ups to existing drawing sets for CAD detailing
o Familiarity with NEC, NFPA, and any applicable electrical design standards
o Software design/development
o Design, development, and testing of PLC based logic
o Design, development, and testing of HMI based logic
o Design, development, and testing of SCADA and network software
o Startup and Commissioning
o On site testing and validation of new and retrofitted control systems
o Debug of electrical wiring issues
o Supervision of the installing electrical contractor
o System check out of all I/O, alarms/faults, and modes of operation
o Development of technical documentation (i.e. O&M manuals, network diagrams, etc.)
o Operator training
o Enforce safe work practices as the highest priority & adheres to objectives for ergonomics, health/safety & housekeeping
o Develop and monitor project schedules and budgets


o Experience with PLC & HMI programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting across major platforms. (i.e. Rockwell/AB and Siemens products)
o High level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult.
o High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
o Self-motivated individual with a high level of resourcefulness.
o Experience using, understanding, and documenting schematics and design notes.
o Flexible schedule and ability to work extended hours.

o Experience with PLC & HMI programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting across various additional platforms. (i.e. GE, Mitsubishi, Omron, etc.).
o Experience with programming and setting up vision systems.
o Experience with manipulation, set-up, and programming of robotic systems.
o Experience with various bus topologies. (i.e. Profibus, Interbus-S, As-I, etc.).
o Experience setting up and configuring VFD’s.
o Experience in fluid power design (hydraulics and pneumatics)
o SCADA system software development experience
o Custom software development (i.e. MS SQL, VB, etc.)

Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (prefer Electrical) with a minimum of (2) years’ experience within a manufacturing environment is preferred but not required.