Controls Engineer

AP Professionals
May 11, 2018
Job Type


Direct hire, westside, 80 – 95K

Custom flexible packaging manufacturer seeks a controls engineer to oversee new equipment installations and modifications / repairs to existing equipment. Maintain PLC, HMI, and Drive programming software, and provide detail part drawings to be manufactured internally and/or externally. Advise on production troubleshooting and engage in process improvements. Experience with Wonderware and Allen-Bradley is an absolute must. Reporting to the Plant Engineer, step in to supervise maintenance technicians in their absence. Rotate with Engineers for 24/7 on call coverage for 1 week a month, each month.


  • Provide detail part drawings for manufacturing
  • Troubleshoot electrical, electronic, and mechanical equipment problems
  • Manage new equipment installations and startups
  • Design, install, and startup equipment medications
  • Negotiate price and purchase equipment and services
  • Draft capital expenditure requisitions, gather information for justification, and obtain cost items
  • Fill out project item listings
  • Provide managerial input to the Maintenance Department and to outside contractors


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, controls, or a related engineering field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a related manufacturing setting.
  • PLC and HMI programming knowledge, and experience with Wonderware and Allen-Bradley
  • Digital and analog AC/DC drive design, programming, and installation experience
  • Computer fundamentals, including communication protocols and Microsoft Office
  • Fundamental understanding of regulations including OSHA, NFPA, NEC, EPA, and WDNR
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts and statistical fundamentals
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