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Control System Engineer

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Scope: Implement software modifications, analyzing software problems and constructing programming solutions. The Control System Engineer must have thorough knowledge of electrical design and engineering techniques. The candidate will devise new approaches to problems, modify drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering standards.


Position Summary:


  • Write new software according to customer specifications
  • Modify existing software according to customer specifications
  • Test and analyze programs.
  • Document software changes
  • Write end-user documentation
  • Version control
  • Send software updates to customers on head software engineers behalf
  • Provide customer support
  • Work directly with electrical engineering staff to develop hardware / software interface solutions
  • Development of PLC programs for automated equipment.
  • Development of HMI programs for automated equipment.
  • Responsible for planning and conducting independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, * selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, products, procedures and criteria.
  • Devise new approaches to problems, and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals, charts and graphs.
  • Plan and conduct cost estimates.
  • Specify control components.
  • Ensure proper interdisciplinary coordination and effective communication on projects.
  • Analyze reports, drawings, tests, and other data to plan and design work.
  • Evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing, applying
  • knowledge of electricity, programming, and materials.
  • Research, develop, design, and test a wide range of machinery, both as standard products and with custom features, according to requirements of individual customers.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Complete special projects upon requests and other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance)

Education:

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have a Bachelor?s degree in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Systems Technology, Automation Technology, or Electrical Controls Engineering; or the equivalent in work experience.

Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

Have 3-4 years of work experience in Engineering, Programming, or related fields (5+ years machine building, automation, integration, or other automation intensive industry sector is preferred).

Have thorough knowledge of electrical design and engineering techniques.

Skills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills:

  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Ability to convert system requirements into software code
  • Understand function and data of sub systems
  • Must possess a valid passport. May be required to travel throughout the United States and Canada, and some overseas travel may be required.
  • On-track safety training required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.
  • Ability to work with concepts such as limits, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Applicable Technical Competencies: Incumbent must have working knowledge and demonstrated abilities utilizing mechanical knowledge: Specific applications combined with knowledge competencies are as follows: Rating Level: 1-5 (1= minimum 5= Maximum)

Application

Required Level of proficiency

Preferred Level of proficiency

Microsoft C / C++ Family Compilers

5

5

Microsoft Office Suite

2

4

C#

5

5



Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Control System Engineer, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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