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Controls Engineer

Job Description
The Controls Engineer is a key member of the Manning Engineering team. In this role, you will support day to day issues in requirements gathering, technical proposals, design and development of complex equipment controls and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) projects.
Supports Manning facility with day to day technical support
Works with and assists plant maintenance to solve day to day issues.
Establishes program objectives by analyzing program proposals and collaborating with management.
Possesses a high level of technical aptitude to provide technical project insight, advice and support.
Ability to take on a wide variety of job functions within a program including hands-on technical support.
Establishing program plan by determining time frame, funding, savings, and staffing; approving program schedule.
Establishes and achieves financial objectives by preparing a program budget; scheduling and approving expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Develops and supports interfaces for equipment communications with shop-floor tools and devices.
Provides electrical designs and programming within applicable standards to build new or modify existing production machines and systems.
Responsible for changes to control logic and software including, but not limited to\: Safety Systems, PLCs, HMIs, MES Systems, and PC based logic.
Confirms program performance by establishing standards; testing requirements
Abides and practices corporate and OSHA standards for electrical systems standardization.
Prepares program status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Controls program plan and schedule changes. Monitors scope of program/project and the need for management attention.
Assist with defining MES/I-Gear solution architectures and develops detailed design specifications.
Provide expert knowledge and experience regarding equipment programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to guide, and sometimes accomplish, technical effort required to implement complex MES solutions
Serves as plant controls support for industrialization projects within Manning facility and required to be a liaison with industrialization controls team.
Provides continuous improvement ideas for existing equipment and processes.
Travel requirements approximately 5%.
Job Requirements
Supports Manning facility with day to day technical support
Works with and assists plant maintenance to solve day to day issues.
Establishes program objectives by analyzing program proposals and collaborating with management.
Possesses a high level of technical aptitude to provide technical project insight, advice and support.
Ability to take on a wide variety of job functions within a program including hands-on technical support.
Establishing program plan by determining time frame, funding, savings, and staffing; approving program schedule.
Establishes and achieves financial objectives by preparing a program budget; scheduling and approving expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Develops and supports interfaces for equipment communications with shop-floor tools and devices.
Provides electrical designs and programming within applicable standards to build new or modify existing production machines and systems.
Responsible for changes to control logic and software including, but not limited to\: Safety Systems, PLCs, HMIs, MES Systems, and PC based logic.
Confirms program performance by establishing standards; testing requirements
Abides and practices corporate and OSHA standards for electrical systems standardization.
Prepares program status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Controls program plan and schedule changes. Monitors scope of program/project and the need for management attention.
Assist with defining MES/I-Gear solution architectures and develops detailed design specifications.
Provide expert knowledge and experience regarding equipment programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to guide, and sometimes accomplish, technical effort required to implement complex MES solutions
Serves as plant controls support for industrialization projects within Manning facility and required to be a liaison with industrialization controls team.
Provides continuous improvement ideas for existing equipment and processes.
Travel requirements approximately 5%.
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree required; preferably in electrical engineering, engineering or similar field
Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, operations, materials, quality, sales, and/or program management is required
Understanding and experience in the Project Management Life Cycle process is required
Experience using Concept to Customer methodology or equivalent APQP or Project Management Life Cycle process is required
Demonstrated leadership and communication skills are required
Hands-on manufacturing involvement in the launch of a new product and/or manufacturing cost improvement project implementation experience is required
Experience programming with Allen Bradley PLCs, and HMIs is highly preferred
Strong knowledge of the Controls Lobix, SLC and Factory Talk software is highly preferred
Must possess strong ability of troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems
Expert knowledge of complex automation with PLC background, special machines, hydraulics, pneumatics and robotics programming interface preferred
Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering experience is a plus



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