Electrical Controls Engineer

Job Requisition: 7049

ElectricalControls Engineer (Direct Hire)

Downers Grove, IL

Job Requisition:7049

Description for ElectricalControls Engineer:

The Electrical Controls Engineer will be working on large-scale industrial automation projects for various clients and tasked with programming PLC’s, HMI’s and VFD’s.


Responsibilities for ElectricalControls Engineer:

  • Follow your assigned projects from Kick-Off to Start-Up Complete. 
  • Specify Components and Design Architecture of Electrical Control Systems per industry standard practices.
  • Supervise the Drafting and Design Group with development of Schematics and Layouts.
  • Supervise the Panel Fabrication Technicians with assembly of Control Panels. 
  • Development of PLC and HMI programming.
  • VFD and Servo Motion programming.
  • Testing and Simulation of Systems.
  • Commissioning and Start-Up of Industrial Equipment in the field.
  • Electrical Controls Field troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Occasional Service Support to Customers
  • Overnight travel is required. (25-30%)

Requirements for ElectricalControls Engineer:

  • BSEE, BSME, or equivalent degree
  • Industrial Controls: 5 Years
  • Programmable Logic Controllers: 5 Years [Rockwell, Siemens, Modicon]
  • HMI Programming: 3 years [Wonderware, Factory Talk, Ignition]
  • AutoCAD or equivalent: 3 years 
  • Basic VFD Control: 3 Years
  • Basic PID Control Tuning Understanding and Experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Comfortable with hands-on work.
  • A commitment to doing it right the first time.

Desired Experience:

  • Servo Motion Control: 3 Years (Kinetix or similar preferred)
  • Safety PLC Programming: 3 Years
  • Advanced VFD Control (Coordination/Registration): 3 years
  • Cascading/Nested PID Control
  • Process & Instrumentation Diagram Understanding
  • UL 508A and SCCR Training
  • Desire to mentor or supervise Junior Engineers
  • Willingness and/or Desire to Travel Internationally


*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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