Controls Engineer

Location: Athens, TN
Date Posted: 05-12-2016
Title: Controls Engineer
Salary: Up to $95k
Athens TN

Summary:
Applies electrical and control theory to test, modify and diagnose the electronic and electrical components on all production and plant equipment.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Diagnose and resolve causes of electrical and mechanical malfunctions on all equipment.
  • PLC programming
  • Assist the maintenance department in installing new electronic/electrical control equipment and making it operational.
  • Develops engineering specifications for electrical control systems and equipment modifications.
  • Provides technical support to the maintenance department when required.
  • Plans, directs and records periodic electrical analysis on the production equipment.
  • Recommends and initiates modifications or replacement of equipment, which fail to meet operating standards.
  • Provides training for the maintenance department on the operation and diagnostics of the machine controls and motor controllers.
  • Research and implement cost effective upgrades to the equipment and facilities.
  • Research and implement the most cost effective replacement of electrical control parts.
  • Provide technical support for the office computers and computer systems.
  • Keep updated electrical drawings and schematics on all production and plant equipment.
  • Recommends the electrical spare parts inventory for all new and existing production equipment to insure maximum machine utilization.
  • Provides technical support, if needed, to all other ASG foam production facilities.
  • Understands IT Systems and performs IT Systems Administration duties in the absence of the IT Systems Administrators.
  • Keep abreast with the latest in control technology.
 
Education and Experience Requirements: College degree in Electrical Engineering or Associates degree with equivalent experience. Proven experience with PLC Programming (Allen Bradley preferred) hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and engineering.

 
Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
 
Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
 
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
 
Other Skills and Abilities:
Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs.  Ability to
create visual aids for communication purposes.
 
 
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