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Madison, WI
June 29th 2022
Minimum Degree:
Bachelor of Science
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Our client, a large member-owned science and engineering consulting firm, is currently seeking a Lead Electrical & Controls Engineer.  This person will work closely with Fortune 500 companies to develop engineering-led solutions for the most complex consumer product production challenges, i.e. new product introductions or line installations, custom machine solutions for unique packaging or product making needs, or systems analysis leading to throughput and efficiency gains.
Position Location:  Company has offices in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.  Position can be worked remotely from anywhere in the U.S.  Travel requirement of 30-45% depending on location of the home office.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide technical hardware and software design leadership for industrial projects
Develop design packages for bid and construction
Coordinate and execute design and programming of PLC/DCS, HMI, VFD and Servo Motion projects from hardware design and software integration through construction start-up
Coordinate electrical engineering and lead design/CAD resources
Provide hardware and software design for machine design projects in consumer products and general industrial markets
Develop design packages
Assist in the development of project-related documentation including schedules, specifications, and cost estimates
Produce high quality project deliverables while working in a collaborative team environment
Gather data and provide installation, start-up, and troubleshooting support
Work simultaneously on multiple project teams and client teams
Respond and support project and client requests for on-going controls troubleshooting and support of production equipment (may include nights and weekends)
Interface directly with client(s) on a daily basis to understand and respond to their needs
Develop relationships and cultivate future work opportunities with clients and facilities as work is performed

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a combination of two- or four-year technology degree supplemented with equivalent technical training or experience
10+ years of relevant engineering/design experience with exposure to manufacturing environments  including troubleshooting complex projects and demonstrating proven experience in the following technical areas:
• Industrial Intelligent linear actuators and end effectors
• Integration of Machine Vision
• Rockwell Control Logix based PLC and FTView HMI hardware & Software
• Rockwell PowerFlex VFDs and Inverter duty motors
• Rockwell Kinetix Servo Drives and Motors
• Ethernet and Ethernet/IP Networking
• Electrical system design schematics and control panel layout design
• Developing construction and installation documentation

Recent experience with the following:
• Paper, Food and/or Beverage industry experience
• Sensing technologies and panel design/layout
• Producing engineering construction and bid packages in accordance with employer/client standards
• Flow control valves, damper actuators, P&IDs, loop configurations, DCS, thermocouples, level, flow, and temperature controls

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional Engineer (PE) license or ability to obtain within 24 months of your start date
Knowledge of safety standards (ISO 13849-1 & RIA 15.06) and risk assessments

Preferred experience with the following:
• Robotics, Vision Systems, 3D Scanners
• AutoCad and AutoCad Electrical
• MES/Database programming (SQL, RS-SQL, MS Access)
• Experience with polymer extrusion and/or adhesive systems
• Siemens S7 & TIA Portal PLCs and HMIs
• Siemens or Schneider/Modicon PLCs
• Siemens, CH or Schneider HMIs
• Visual Basic, Visual Basic.NET, Visual C, C#, C++, XML
• Assembly Language Programming
• Packaging line integration, including; case packing, metal detection, palletizing, along with other packaging related equipment


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