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Controls Engineer  Meadville, PA  Posted: 6/16/2021
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a Controls Engineer on behalf of our client, a designer and manufacturer of automation machines. The Controls Engineer will work collaboratively to design, program, troubleshoot, and assist with startup of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power and control systems for specialized automation machines.
Essential Job Functions:
*Review sales and engineering information with project team and Electrical Engineering Manager. 
*Check time and material budget.
*Notify Manager or Project Manager if engineering estimates differ from budget.
*Using input from the project design team (sales estimate, production requirements, customer requirements), work collaboratively with the Electrical Engineering Manager and/or other department members to define suitable system architectures for custom automation equipment.  The architecture will include proper selection of a system controller (PLC, PAC, etc.); networking design, including selection of critical networking components; selection of input and output hardware; selection of motion control components; selection of safety interlocks and controllers; provision to integrate.
*Considering NEC, NFPA, any customer standards, and corporate standards, design circuit and layout drawings of control and power panels utilizing AutoCAD LT or AutoCAD Electrical.
*Considering NEC, NFPA, any customer standards, and corporate standards, design all fluid power circuitry (pneumatics, hydraulics) utilizing AutoCAD LT or AutoCAD Electrical.
*Utilizing internal standards, create organized bills of material for all designs.  Inform the Project Manager of any long-lead items.
*Work collaboratively with the Electrical Engineering Manager and/or other department members to create software applications and configuration files for all programmable devices within the architecture.  This includes PLC logic, operator interfaces, motion controllers, robotics, vision inspection systems, and other programmable process equipment.
*Understand and execute all applicable internal processes, especially those that relate to the quality management system.
*Check drawings prior to releasing to shop. 
*Make sure they agree with mechanical design and customer requirements. 
*Make sure drawings are functional to allow the electrical assembly department to do the job efficiently.
*Travel to customer"s facility for install and field service.
*Assist shop personnel in checking or trouble shooting equipment as required.

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Education and Experience Requirements:
*Four-year technical degree and / or ten (10) years of progressive automation engineering related experience. 
*Computer and office software skills.
*Communication skills.  
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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