Control System Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc.


  full-time   part-time   employee   contract

United States

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., (MWES) an innovator and leader in complex production systems integration, has been providing custom automation solutions for: assembly lines, palletizing/depalletizing, material handling, machine tending, deburring, robotic welding, fully automated production lines, and web handling for over 30 years.MWES, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is currently recruiting for a Control Systems Engineer. This is a full time, direct hire position. MWES offers competitive wages and a complete benefit package.Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a related field, such as electrical or control systems engineering, automation technology and 5 years of experience; or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 5 years of experience in control systems activities; including familiarity with hardware design, PLC, HMI, and Robot programs. Experience using or applying various industrial or automation equipment, such as robots, electric motors, servo motors, conveyors, working knowledge of current programmable controllers and related technologies and knowledge of common control and computer architecture, networking, and interfacing with higher level computer systems is preferred.SummaryUnder supervision of the Control Systems Engineering Manager, the Control Systems Engineer analyzes customer requirements and specifications, performs electrical design of controls and power distribution, writes and tests PLC and HMI programs, and tests control hardware and systems. Demonstrate creativity and ingenuity when applying engineering principals to design custom machining projects involving automation principals. Work as a member of a project team and coordinates work with others, while achieving on-time completion of the project within budgetary constraints.Essential Duties And ResponsibilitiesThis list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.Plan, write, comment, test and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs using company standard methods and conventions.Design and integrate machine safety and industrial network infrastructures.Performs in-house testing on control components and systems. Performs equipment tests at customer site as requested.Investigate equipment failures and difficulties in order to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to manufacturing staff.May act as Lead Controls Systems Engineer as requested by the Engineering Manager.Provide Project Manager (PM) with timely status reports of assignments.Complete all necessary Project Development paperwork and produce meaningful project control documentation. Travels as required to complete project tasks.Maintains a strong company presence and positive working relationship with customers, subcontractors, vendors and co-workers to accomplish smooth system start-ups.Ability to travel up to 40% of the time; some international travel may be required.Program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, process hardware and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine tuning and validation.  Education and/or ExperienceBachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Technology, Automation Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).5+ years of experience in control systems activities; including familiarity with hardware design, PLC, HMI, and Robot programs.Working knowledge of current programmable controllers and related technologies.Knowledge of common control and computer architecture, networking, and interfacing with higher level computer systems. Experience selecting, programming, and integrating industrial control devices, sensors, PLCs, and HMIs; experience with Siemens or Allen Bradley PLCs required.Familiarity with a wide variety of production machinery, and equipment (Robots, LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC nutrunner torque controllers, current and power meters, induction heating systems, box erectors, labelers, laser markers, dot peen pin stampers, etc).No recruiters please. Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Upon hire, employees are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Midwest Engineered Systems, Inc. will not sponsor applicants for work visas.