Senior Controls Hardware Designer

Macomb, MI 48042

Posted: 10/09/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 63054

Senior Controls Hardware Designer

Provide controls hardware designs and electrical schematics for tooling and automation systems. Assume a lead role in the hardware design process. Manage project HW budget, schedule, and design implementation. Size and specify all power distribution, motion, and PLC control components.

Responsibilities
  • controls HW Design lead on automation projects
  • Manage the hardware specification, wiring diagrams, installation, and production support of the automation systems on the customer floor
  • Provide direction on implementing wiring plan to electricians for panel build and field wiring
  • Assist in the development of company standards to ensure consistency in project execution
  • Identify project requirements, specification, time lines and customer expectations
  • Coordinates and provides direction to equipment vendors regarding electrical hardware design and installation schedules
  • Utilize engineering knowledge to effectively communicate with customers and suppliers
  • Provide all necessary information to the installation team to facilitate and expedite a quality installation of the control system
  • Provide recommendations to improve metrics designed to enhance operation efficiencies

Education, Experience & Additional Requirements
  • BA or BS degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in control system electrical design.
  • 5+ years experience leading control system project design
  • 5+ years experience with designing servo controlled motion applications
  • Experience with Aerospace Automated Equipment integration is preferred
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD (AutoCAD Electrical preferred)
  • Experience in controls hardware design, with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Siemens a plus

Required Competencies
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and root cause analysis capabilities
  • Ability to organize and maintain effective inventory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of electrical power and distribution systems
  • Strong Computer skills and experience with MS Office Products and AutoCad
  • Ability to analyze production specifications and integrate into electrical design with correct components
  • Proficient in MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project

*Special Requirements *

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.E. 'Green Card Holder').
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