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Schenck RoTec is a global leader in the Balancing and End of Assembly Line industries.
We currently are seeking a Controls Engineer to support our team for job quotation, design, start up, build and install.

 Position Summary

The Controls Engineer is responsible for controls engineering project requirements involving control panel design, PLC programming, instrumentation, applications and check out support and start-up assistance of all equipment in the Schenck RoTec product line. 

 This position does not require supervisory duties.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Design of special electrical controls and systems utilizing AutoCAD.
  • Write or modify software applications for custom machines utilizing Allen-Bradley and Siemens products.
  • Generate itemized controls BOM for purchasing to release.
  • Responsibility for project budgets dealing with hardware and software engineering functions.
  • Communicate with customers, to review control specifications, HMI screens and drawings.
  • Assure customer runoff requirements are met.
  • Coordinates with the Manufacturing department to ensure electrical designs are cost effective and within the capability of manufacturing and subcontractors.
  • Determine project schedules, tasks % completed and tasks TBD.
  • Assist the Manufacturing department during the build or retool phase of new or special equipment.
  • Assist or perform Test Floor Engineering duties.
  • Write and program detailed system functional specifications based upon a proposal document and customer specifications.
  • Provide engineering support to quote new jobs, work with customers during design and start-up.
  • Perform electrical software work for new or special Schenck Rotec products as well as research and design of new control circuits. 
  • May conduct studies for introduction of new equipment or improvement of existing equipment.
  • Performs and assist in the testing of prototype equipment.
  • Provide technical support (layouts, line-up, system design, cost estimates) to Sales department for preparation of proposals involving special instruments and controls.
  • Provide technical support to the Sales and Engineering departments on computerized balancing machines and instrumentation.
  • Maintain updated technical information files for special and new balancing systems. Keeps an updated listing with features and capabilities of all Schenck Rotec computer applications.
  • Emphasize the use of standard materials, parts and manufacturing processes.
  • Assist in the training of the customer personnel in the operation of equipment.
  • May assist in the building of control panels including the piping and wiring of machines.
  • Provide service on Schenck Rotec machines at the customer’s location as needed.
  • Complete work within given budget


 Non-Essential Functions

Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent with equivalent experience may be substituted.
  • Five+ years of work experience in advanced system design preferably in a high technology manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years Controls design experience in the area of machine tools and/or test equipment
  • Proven programming skills using ladder logic for Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLC’s, flow charting or other high level languages.
  • 5+ years of experience with AutoCAD Eplan desirable.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to design hydraulic, pneumatic, lube and coolant systems.
  • Knowledge of current electrical and safety standards.
  • Ability to convey technical concepts in an easily understood manner, both verbally and in writing using clear and concise verbal and written communications
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions
  • Strong electro-mechanical aptitude and creative ability
  • Self-motivated with ability to work under general supervision
  • Basic computer skills including Excel, Outlook
  • Knowledge of SAP helpful
  • Ability to speak German helpful.
  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced business environment with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to find ways to work under pressure and still make deadlines without sacrificing the integrity of the product or process
  • Requires ability to interact professionally with customers and suppliers at all times and under all conditions.


 Special Position Requirements

  • Requires travel to customer or supplier as required during all phases of a job.
  • Must be able to travel by air.


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.

  • Requires standing and walking.
  • Requires ability to talk and ability to hear.
  • Requires adequate finger dexterity for computer use and the use of hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Reading, writing, mathematics and measuring abilities.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • When working with the machines, employee must be able to bend, twist, kneel, climb ladder.


Work Environment

  • Work primarily is done in an office area using a computers and specialized equipment in employee work area
  • May be expected to work on a manufacturing shop floor, either at Schenck Rotec or customer site, which could involve exposure to hazards such as electrical equipment, cranes, forklifts, high voltage, chemicals, biohazards and manufacturing equipment
  • Shop temperatures may not always be controlled or could vary from hot to cold, depending on the season.
  • Noise level when in shop or manufacturing area is generally moderate


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified.  All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.