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Control Systems Engineer at Manpower Engineering

Control Systems Engineer

Manpower Engineering Des Moines, IA Full Time
$100,000 - $115,000/Year
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Our team is recruiting for a Control Systems Engineer for our Mason City, IA client. This position is responsible for maintenance, documentation and project development for the process control system, as well as supporting daily process problem solving and measurement activities. Responsibility will include the development and follow through of projects according to Project Management Guidelines. The Control Systems Engineer reports directly to the Maintenance Manager.

The Control Systems Engineer's specific duties will include the following:

  • Provide guidance to electricians and trades helpers in the repair, maintenance and installation of electrical and control system including daily process problem solving and measurement activities that enable continuous plant operations.
  • Ensure the operational viability of the plant by evaluating and maintaining the proper functioning of all electrical and control systems.
  • Organize and implement investment projects to meet plant goals. Design and implement automation engineering projects to meet specific to plant needs in a quality, timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance Planner by communicating anticipated jobs and outages. Provides input when stores stocks need to be increased or altered, for upcoming jobs to maintain maintenance schedules
  • With the Maintenance Planner develop work schedules, equipment usage schedules, priority of automation expenditures and procedures for equipment and appliance maintenance to meet overall plant goals.
  • Maintains proper documentation of automation systems and keep files up-to-date including PI&D drawings, block diagrams, ladder logic, database management, etc.
  • Review design of automation installations for feasibility and planning and be responsible for ongoing maintenance to ensure proper functioning of plan equipment/systems
  • Review and recommend the selection of process instrumentation and automation equipment as well as specifying and selecting control equipment to maximize automation efforts
  • Elaborate or review the bid documents and the technical specifications to ensure that all commercial and technical components for the scope.
  • Coordinate plant projects and shutdowns with overall large capital projects directed by HTC personnel to meet overall project objectives work are met according to HTC and plant guidelines.
  • Coordinate and implement all process control system upgrades and changes in alignment with plant and project objectives to meet productivity goals
  • Develop process control system design packages

This position will be based in Mason City, IA


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering is required
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the field of electrical or systems engineering and project management
  • Minimum 2 years experience in providing support for heavy manufacturing, cement manufacturing preferred
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including MS Excel, Word, Access, and Project
  • Fluent with NEC, NFPA, ISA, etc.
  • Understanding of the justification process for projects including EVA, IRR, NPV
  • Understanding of contractual matters (negotiation and legal aspects)
  • Good investment market pricing knowledge and cost awareness
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and project management, problem solving and creativity, strategic thinking, and decision making
  • Working knowledge of database management for large control systems, communication networking systems, control software programming, alarm system management and graphic development
  • Good knowledge of CAD software (design of system installations)
  • Familiar with PLC/DCS and HMI architecture, in particular, Cemat S7 software and hardware

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