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Controls Engineer

Job Title: Controls Engineer
Salary Type: Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Newaygo, MI area
Job Description:
  • Obtains all customer specifications relating to the job.
  • Obtains or generates function specifications for the systems to be designed.
  • Ensures that all required mechanical design information is received from that group.
  • Determines budget numbers from job contract.
  • Obtains schedule information from Project Manager.
  • Alerts management of any unavailable information, inadequate budget or schedule.
  • Takes care to process order changes.
  • Selects hardware capable of performing the control function for which selected.
  • Selects hardware which is available within the schedule.
  • Selects hardware which is priced within the budget.
  • Selects hardware which does not require inaccessible skills.
  • Selects hardware which meets customer specifications.
  • Interacts (brainstorms) with others to stimulate creativity.
  • Designs perform functions described by functional specifications.
  • Excludes from design functions not part of functional specifications.
  • Designs to economize the use of control hardware.
  • Creates designs that are practical and easily understood.
  • Interacts with others to stimulate creativity.
  • Is prepared to accept training as required to upgrade skills, on either a self-initiated basis or at management direction.
  • Advances and releases in a timely fashion to ensure outside purchases arrive on schedule (not too soon, not too late).
  • Determines Advance Orders and Shipping Orders are accurate and complete.
  • Provides Purchasing with information as required for outside bids on major items.
  • Ensures drawings are completed within the schedule.
  • Determines drawings contain all necessary information for manufacturing and installation.
  • Makes certain drawings are checked to ensure against erroneous information.
  • Ensures drawings accurately reflect system design
  • Determines drawings meet customer’s drafting standards.
  • Ensures drafting quality standards.
  • Makes certain drawings are updated to reflect changes made in Plant and Field, then filed.
  • Ensures software performs functions described in functional specifications.
  • Ensures software provides control which is intrinsically safe.
  • Determines software is well structured and easily understood by others.
  • Makes certain software is properly documented so its function is understandable to others.
  • Makes certain software is completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Interacts with others to stimulate creativity.
  • Ensures attention is paid to fault recovery when software is documented.
  • Generates all text required for controls system operation.
  • Makes certain all purchased components information is gathered and included in manuals.
  • Makes certain all manual drawings are accurately complete.
  • Makes certain any and all software is documented and included.
  • Coordinates with Manufacturing to ensure controls designs are properly implemented.
  • Interfaces with Mechanical Designers and Manufacturing personnel to correct problems which surface during try-out.
  • Lines-up Field Superintendent with information for field installation.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (BEE) from four-year college or university; or one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional necessary training (courses, seminars) would include:

–  Time Management

–  Technical Writing

–  Communications

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must possess capacity and skill for handling stressful situations during machine start-up.
  • Handling portable computers is a physical demand of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

If you have already applied with Personnel World please call our office at 517-323-3500 to discuss this opening.

If you do apply for this position and do not hear from us within 48 hours, please contact our office for more information at 323-3500.

Employer: Personnel World
Address: 924 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI 48917
Email: Contact Us
If you are interested in applying with Personnel World, please fill out our online application and cut and paste your resume (RTF).  If you do not hear from us with 48 hours from submitting your application, please contact our office at 517-323-3500.

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