Senior Controls Engineer – Chicago

Location: Glenwood IL

We are looking to hire a well rounded Controls Engineer that can do both hardware and software – programming & electrical design. AutoCAD electrical and Motion Control Experience are critical. This is onsite 5-days a week. 8a-4:30p OR 7a-3:30p

  • Travel: 15% – M-F, organized – you know where & when & for how long. Anywhere from a few days to a week.
    • Always home on weekends.


  • Design Electrical Schematics using AutoCAD Electrical.

  • Develop PLC, Advanced Motion, and HMI Programs from scratch for a range of Allen Bradley Controllers, new equipment prototypes and to support assembly area testing.

  • Develop new Standard Electrical Designs for new equipment and implement existing standard electrical designs for standard equipment.

  • Supervise Panel Build process in the panel shop and review progress daily.

  • Develop and Integrate Vision Systems for applications including Orientation and Feature Detection using various vision tools.

  • Review customer specifications with attention to detail, develop project plans and schedules across multiple departments including sales and applications.

  • Interact with customers frequently to review project plans, exchange integration information, and formulate installation plans.

  • Develop Operator Manuals, User Manuals, One Point Lessons, and other project documentation as required.

  • Periodic Travel to customer site for startups, installations or to resolve field issues; this may include new equipment integration with customer equipment and supervising installation electricians.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

  • Proficient in electrical design to meet UL requirements

  • Ensure local, state, and Federal codes are met.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology or related field is required.

  • 5+ years of hands-on electrical engineering design experience is highly preferred

  • Attitude: Ardent desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Morrison “Support Built In” philosophy.

  • Engineering and Technology: Proficient knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques and procedures to the design and production of Morrison products.

  • Experience with Cyclic Rotary Motion a plus.

  • Experience with Ethernet/IP networks in an automation environment is a plus.

  • Communication and Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems, utilize data-driven troubleshooting techniques, and review related information with colleagues to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions mechanically, electrically, and programmatically.

  • Administration and Management: Familiarity with business and management principles involved in strategic planning, production methods and coordination of people and resources.