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Controls Engineer

Allied Reliability Group Phillipsburg, KS Full-Time
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We are looking for an experienced Controls Engineer!


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Manufacturing Playbook and Playlist.  Support and apply the Playbook/Playlist in all areas.

  • Tune, synchronize, and sequence Siemens drives in web handling applications in support of reliability and automation efforts.  Drive systems include  S110, G120 and S120 Siemens Drive systems, Micromaster, Baldor 18h series, various AC vector and low-voltage systems, DC drives (Joliet, Parker, Siemens, etc.), and others.

  • Develop robust support documentation for drive troubleshooting and maintenance.

  • Read and troubleshoot machine electrical drawings.

  • Configure PLC message instructions and network settings.

  • Develop Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), controls narratives, and testing protocols for new and existing systems.

  • Develop PLC programs and operator interfaces.

  • Work with Plant Systems and Reliability Group, manufacturing facilities, and other company organizations to develop enterprise wide hardware, programming, and documentation standards for controls and drives systems.

  • Mentor and assist with the training of controls specialists, electricians, electrical engineers in the Engineering & Construction division, Plant Systems and the manufacturing facilities.

  • Work with outside contractors and consultants on specifying equipment, controls, drives, and system installs as necessary.

  • Maintain awareness of new capabilities and technologies as they relate to controls, drives, and web handling.  When applicable, lead the implementation and adoption of new technologies.

  • Generate business for plant systems by developing and maintaining relationships with key plant personnel and discussing potential projects while on site.  Be customer oriented and remain engaged with the customer even after a job is complete.

  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of industry experience with web-handling applications and controls/drives programming.

  • Advanced knowledge of web handling production processes.

  • Fundamental knowledge of manufacturing systems.

  • Analytical thinker with problem solving/troubleshooting skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of Siemens Simatic and Simotion drives and controls (emphasis on S120s).

  • Working knowledge of other drives/controllers (i.e. Micromaster, Baldor 18h).

  • PLC logic development (Primarily Siemens 505 and Step 7 (S7) Series Systems).

  • Mechanical/electrical systems knowledge.

  • Schematic proficiency.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and SCADA systems.

  • Complete provided training including Siemens refresher courses, web handling seminars, equipment seminars/tradeshows, and OSHA training.

  • Optimization skills for Siemens S120 drive systems and Wonderware object oriented HMI development in System Platform preferred.




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