Controls Engineer

Position Title: Controls Engineer
Department: LED Engineering
Reports to: Director of Controls Engineering

Position Summary 

The Controls Engineer is responsible for the controls architecture design, programming, implementation, and commissioning of laser-based processing systems for both external and internal customers. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  1. HMI and PLC control design and programming of web, XYZ-Cartesian and robotic laser-based systems including general automation as well as safety, on various control platforms.  (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Delta Tau, Adept, Yaskawa, etc.)
  2. General commissioning of laser processing systems and commissioning of PCs for those systems, including loading and configuring component software, configuring networks, etc.
  3. Generate detailed specifications, functional requirements, test plans, protocols and procedures.
  4. Provide training to service technicians and customers on the set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of the laser systems. 
  5. Support sales in quoting activities for laser control systems including component selection and estimates of labor hours.
  6. Assist in the generation of documentation for customer manuals.
  7. Support Service Department for systems in the field including troubleshooting, upgrading control platforms, etc.

Hiring Qualifications

  • A minimum 4-year BSEE or BSCS Degree is required with a minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial motion control and systems environment. Experience in industrial laser processing systems is ideal.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of HMI/PLC-based control systems.
  • Strong knowledge in configuration of PCs (policies, user rights, networks, etc.)
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Knowledge in the Rockwell Automation (Both HMIs and PLCs).
  • Knowledge in Delta Tau (Turbo, Power PMAC) Programming Environments a plus.
  • Knowledge in robotic programming, particularly Adept and Yaskawa, is a plus.
  • Familiar with industrial field networks; Profinet, Ethernet IP, Modbus, OPC, etc.
  • General knowledge of general business software (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Safety risk assessment knowledge is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Direct, email, and phone communications with customers, component suppliers, company personnel, and contract personnel.
  • Travel to customer facilities for test and debug, installation, and service related activities.
  • Extended hours of sitting and viewing a computer screen.
  • Occasional standing or working in a shop environment.

All Preco, LLC employees are empowered to stop production and notify their supervisor/manager if an unsafe act or product quality concern is occurring.  Also, each member of the Preco – Somerset team is responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and participating in problem-solving teams as necessary.

To Apply 

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This position is located in Somerset, WI