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Job ID: 49119
Controls Engineer
Our client is looking for a Controls Engineer to join their Software Engineering Team. The primary focus is to assist in engineering and developing Industrial PLC control systems.  The client specializes in creating controls systems for new and existing machines within the saw mill industry.

The Controls Engineer will assist in project conceptual designs, detail engineering, procurement, construction, and pre-operational testing as well as commissioning and onsite start up. The company offers a comprehensive benefits package, room for advancement, and the stability of working for a well-respected organization.

Controls Engineer Responsibilities
Troubleshoot existing machine control systems.
Write ladder logic programs to control highly mechanical machines.
Write HMI programs for interfacing between PLC and operators.
Create and maintain system PLC manuals.
Interface and communicate with vendors, customers, software engineering, installation contractors and project management.
Design control systems for new projects.
Develop and engineer electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and PLC logic.
20-30% travel is typical.

Controls Engineer Qualifications
Two plus years Programming PLC systems in an industrial environment.
Proficient in ladder logic form of programming and HMI programming.  Client uses both Automation Direct Productivity and Allen Bradly PLCs.
Experience with hydraulic or electric closed loop servo controls.
Ability to troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems in test and operational environments.
Minimum Associate’s Degree or equivalent training and direct experience in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechtronics Engineering or Computer Science preferred.
Good oral and written communication skill set.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with the qualifications listed above.
Knowledge of Ethernet networking, IP addressing DHCP and static, Sub-netting, VLANs, basic routing, Managed switch basics.
5+ years of programming experience in the Electrical & Controls Engineering field.
Knowledge or experience within the Forest Products Control system industry.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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