Automation (Controls) Engineer III



Advert ID



St. Paul

Job Type




Salary Range

Up to USD1 per year

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Minnesota Engineering - (USA) 3600 Minnesota Drive Suite 850 MN Edina , MN 55435



Job Description

A client of ours is seeking a Automation/Controls Engineer III.

This person will be responsible for designing and building custom automation and robotic equipment for medical device manufacturing. Must have a desire to learn and implement rapidly changing technology to deliver the best possible solution.

* Providing complete electrical and software development from project concept to installation

* Providing engineering level electrical and software support for existing equipment

* Planning and implementing long-term upgrade solutions for obsolete equipment

* Implementing IoT and machine connectivity

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Manage and implement electrical & software design from project concept to installation:

* machine concepting

* risk assessment and proof-of-principle

* electrical design/layout

* component and accessory sourcing

* panel build/outsource and machine wiring

* software design/programming

* debug of hardware/software

* acceptance testing & safety

* installation/integration into production

* System documentation throughout

* Evaluate existing systems and provide engineering level support to maintenance and production

* Gain systems knowledge of equipment and integrated automated production lines

* Troubleshoot difficult technical problems on a variety of equipment

* Plan and implement long-term upgrade solutions for obsolete equipment, components & software

* Implement IoT and Machine Connectivity

* Understand the spirit of Industry 4.0 for IoT

* Evaluate various machines and implement OPC Drivers and sensors

Minimum Qualifications

* BS in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent - Majors in: Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.) required.

* A minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical & software development of custom automation.

* Must demonstrate strong collaborative communication skills.

* Must demonstrate a strong general understanding of electro-mechanical, and automated systems.

* Must develop and follow a disciplined and detailed approach to project management and design process.

* Must be able to manage multiple parallel projects with varying scopes and deadlines from concept to production release using established HMC processes.

* Must be able to draw on prior knowledge and experience and adapt to initiate effective solutions to problems at hand.

* Must demonstrate a high level of initiative and creativity. Must be able to perform independently.

* Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Must be adaptive to change and willing to support a variety of work assignments to fulfill internal and external customer expectations.

* Desired experience includes: Electrical schematic design and drafting; PLC controls (Allen Bradley CompactLogix & ControlLogix, Horner - Cscape, Geobrick - Delta Tau); HMI/SCADA; Servo Motion; Vision Inspection & Vision-guided motion (preferably Cognex VisionPro/InSight or Keyence); Robots - 6-axis &SCARA; Industrial networking protocls - Ethernet/IP, RS232, Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCAT, etc.; loT Machine Connectivity: OPC Drivers, SQL, DMS/DCS; and Feedback sensors and PID loop control.