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Controls Engineer

Chicago, IL


Position Overview:

Supervises and manages Controls Engineers; provides direction and guidance on control system architecture and documentation; provides direction and guidance on system software architecture; assists with technical sales consultation; assists with electrical cost estimate preparation; assists mechanical engineering department as needed; assists with field service support and P&W issues.  Provides department management.  Assists Vice President Engineering in formulating and administrating departmental policies and direction.

Job Description:

  • Design and Software development –  Lead the electrical hardware and software designs for our automation systems, providing simplistic designs to reduce labor and travel while adding value for our customers.
  • Gather and provide data to assist in the quotation process to support the applications and sales departments.
  • Participate in sales visitations and presentations (team sell)
  • Assist in electrical design concepts, and corresponding costing/pricing estimates relating to R&D projects.
  • Project coordination, externally with customers, inside Shuttleworth, interdepartmentally, and with other company divisions.
  • Assisting manufacturing personnel in developing high quality equipment and systems.
  • Providing installation, testing and field engineering support and assistance.
  • Standards Development – develop and maintain electrical hardware, software and safety design standards that can be utilized across the department.
  • Investigate and evaluate electrical and software components by interfacing with vendors.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages controls engineers; scheduling, quality, management and design assistance. 
  • Communicates with the team to create and implement cost cutting measures.
  • Maintain department schedules, budgets, handle personnel issues.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this department.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; annual performance reviews; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Science EE or BSEET degree from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ten years’ experience with an OEM company
  • Master at programming PLCs (Rockwell)
  • Master at HMI development (Rockwell and Schneider)
  • Strong background in Safety design and integration
  • Strong background in Networking design and integration
  • Ability to integrate VFD and Servo motion
  • Expert AutoCAD / Electrical AutoCAD
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.
  • Ability to interface with vendors on issues and new products.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, capable of working with all departments in an open format.  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to engage and participate in R&D conceptual design meeting.
  • Strong computer software skills. (Microsoft products)  
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to travel whenever needed.

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