Senior Controls Engineer

Affinity in Schaumburg, IL

  • Industry: Engineering - Mechanical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $92,040.00 - 137,100.00
position filled

Grow your career in automation with a global OEM! Great opportunity in the Schaumburg, IL area to work on custom machines and enjoy working in different industries! Our client is growing and looking for a Sr. Controls Engineer with strong PLC programming and robotics experience! Typical travel up to 20%.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and at least 8 years of controls engineering experience in custom automation; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 8+ years of automation experience
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Excel, DOS and Windows 7
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs, HMIs, Servo control, and Electrical design.


  • Computers, including programs such as AutoCAD, Solid Works, Excel, Word, BBSC Automation databases, etc.
  • Inspection and measuring tools such as scales, calipers, micrometers, multi-meters, dB meters, etc.


  • Lead the development of Controls architecture for large multiple module system and the engineering team.
  • Program control systems for cam, servo, and air operated stations, along with test and electrical devices.
  • Ensure the electrical design is functional, robust, and cost effective.
  • Innovate and use good judgment to incorporate standards, GAMP5 and regulatory requirements.
  • Research and specify appropriate purchased and preferred components.
  • Writes and debugs PLC 's. Siemens and Allen Bradley preferred
  • Troubleshoots RS-232 communications
  • Participate in internal and customer design reviews, installations, and service calls when needed.
  • Guide Electricians in wiring and codes. Support software validation requirements.
  • Work with suppliers to find/develop the most functional and economical solutions to design issues..
  • Problem-solve with Mechanical Builders, debug software issues, and update all appropriate documentation.
  • Communicate ideas and comprehend information both verbally and in written form.
  • Work closely with Mechanical Engineering and Build and exhibit objectivity and openness to others views.
  • Has a strong dedication to meeting and bearing schedule and budgets; conveys this urgency to others.
  • Works well in a team environment and promotes sharing of knowledge through training and mentoring
  • Provide necessary documentation and support for machinery Operating Manuals.
  • Domestic or International travel or extend work day if required.
  • Maintain International Standardization Organization ISO13485 standards.

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