Controls Engineer -Southern New Haven County, CT

A highly profitable, privately held 30+-year-old manufacturer of custom automated systems is reestablishing a small satellite operation in southern New Haven County. They seek system-oriented Controls Engineers with a background in PLC/HMI design, and hopefully exposure to RSLogix robot control programming. They rank in the top 2 in their niche of custom automated systems worldwide with locations in six countries, and they have an 18 month backlog of orders. This company serves a wide range of industries, including medical, electronics, food, industrial, automotive, security, oil & gas, and nuclear. Aggressive management has put together several partnerships with state-of-art robotics manufacturers and software houses. Few company policies are in place. These custom systems incorporate motion control devices, robotics, material handling systems, pneumatics, motor drives, gearboxes, conveyors, high power electronic subsystems and more, all controlled by PLC and CAN-based controls with proprietary software. After several weeks training, you will be taking basic ladder logic designs from headquarters and working closely with Mechanical and System Engineers, you’ll be altering and troubleshooting PLC/HMI and robotic/RSLogix systems for custom, highly sophisticated, technologically advanced electromechanical and material handling systems using Autocad. Other duties include generating BOMs, working with production in system integration and test, supporting Technical Writers and Project Managers on technical documentation and system manuals, and more. There will be 15% travel to customer sites for technical discussions, installations, and troubleshooting. Salary ranges from $75,000 – $90,000. Fine benefits include Cigna Basic or HSA, extra pay for opting out of medical coverage, 2 dental plans, vision and disability insurance, wellness program, 9 holidays, 3 weeks vacation after 5 years, auto and computer discounts and a 33.3% company matched 401(k) up to $3,000 annually. Requires permanent U.S. residency, a BSEE degree, several years experience designing control systems for motion control using PLC/HMIs, knowledge of RSLogix, VB, or other scripting languages, and familiarity with DC motor drives, VFDs, servo drives, CANbus, CE and UL regulatory guidelines. They are willing to send you for RSLogix robotics training. The interview process includes a background check and pre-employment drug test.

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