CONTROLS ENGINEER

SUMMARY

Assists in direction and completion of electrical/controls engineering design tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in developing and maintaining engineering standards for electrical engineering group and company products overall. Provides broad technical expertise across all company products as relates to their controls architecture and electrical makeup.
  • Participates in collaborative design efforts that assure inclusion and participation of all relevant stakeholders in product development.
  • Participates in new product design, assuring that sound safety and electrical engineering fundamentals are satisfied in design, developing each machine’s controls architecture to support the specific control and actuation of the mechanical devices that comprise the machine’s functionality and satisfy specific customer design requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of ladder-logic programming, knowledge of various PLC programming languages with emphasis on Allen-Bradley Studio 5000 programming environment.
  • Experience with Rockwell FactoryTalk ME / SE Studio and FactoryTalk Viewpoint software necessary. FactoryTalk Historian, Transaction Manager, and Batch Manager preferred.
  • Experience with SCADA systems.
  • Experience with VFD, Servo motion, and DC drives; Set-up, commissioning, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Networks, design and commissioning for machine control.
  • Experience with vision systems. Cognex preferred
  • Preparation of electrical panel physical layouts, accompanying electrical schematics, rendered as detailed drawings conforming to Omega drawing templates and design standards.
  • Assists in compiling and analyzing operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
  • Designs and conducts suitable experiments and analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Confers with production, R & D, and other engineering personnel and prepares or directs others in design modifications as required.
  • Designs electrical test equipment, facilities, components, & products, and develops applications of systems for domestic and international industrial purposes.
  • Participates in coordinating activities to ensure that design, manufacturing, and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.
  • Competently uses AutoCad Electrical software to create electrical designs and schematics, as well as mechanical layout of panel components to assure fit and guide subsequent panel assembly.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Participates in coordinating activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Supports shop floor issues by evaluating existing design deficiencies and implementing improvements that improve shop efficiency and product quality.
  • Supports Sales and Production Departments in technical issues regarding design and manufacture.
  • Supports Field Service Department with machine installation, upgrades, and troubleshooting

QUALIFICATIONS

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university preferred and 5-10+ years of progressively more responsible experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

TRAVEL

The employee will occasionally be required to travel domestically to customer sites and or to attend trade events. This is expected to be between 0% and 25% in any given year.

BENEFITS

  • Medical / dental / vision / life insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Matching 401(k) program
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Flexible hours
  • Employee training and development
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Continuous improvement culture

FIELD SERVICE CONTROLS TECH

SUMMARY

Field Service responsibilities will include travel to customer locations as needed to provide electrical and mechanical support for new and existing Omega machines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Development and modification of machine control programs including, but not limited to, PLCs, HMIs, vision systems, robotic systems, and motion control systems
  • Development and modification of panel layouts and wiring schematics using AutoCad.
  • Support efforts to revise and update current product offerings through change requests and continuous improvement
  • Product Research and specification as required to support new product development and/or changes to existing equipment
  • Assist in ongoing training of field service technicians as needed to keep them up to speed on current electrical and programming standards.
  • Provide support to field service technicians as required in the areas of electrical and program troubleshooting
  • Travel to customer sites to install new machines and troubleshoot and repair existing machines.
  • Train customer personnel in the setup and use of Omega machines.
  • Assist in the development of improvements to Omega’s machines through field experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working knowledge and hands on experience with mechanical and electrical assembly as well as the ability to operate machine and hand tools; welding experience a plus
  • PLC and HMI programming skills with special emphasis on Allen Bradley
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to relate to customer needs
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of the time
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Auto Cad experience with panel layouts and wiring schematics
  • Knowledge of motion control systems including servo motors, stepper motors and drives

EDUCATION or EXPERIENCE

An Associate’s Degree and/or technical training school or equivalent combination of education and hands on experience of 5 years.

TRAVEL

The employee is regularly required to travel via personal transportation, bus, train, or plane for extended periods of time. Domestic & International travel is required including but not limited to Europe, Israel and any other location where the company’s products are installed.

PERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Directly supervises no employees. Carries out indirect supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to utilize computers, including skills in Microsoft Window, MS Office, MS Project and Programmable Logic Controllers.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

BENEFITS

  • Medical / dental / vision / life insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Matching 401(k) program
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Flexible hours
  • Employee training and development
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Continuous improvement culture

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