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Controls Engineer - Robotics


FlexLink Systems, Inc.

Posted on 11/16/2016


Allentown, Pennsylvania USA


As a member of the robotics team consisting of Controls Engineer, Project Engineer and Application Engineer, the Controls Engineer manages controls system design and programming for projects with robots, pick and place systems, etc.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Programming
  • Controls hardware design engineering- conceptualizing, material and vendor analysis, detailing schematics and panel layouts, parts ordering, field connection diagrams
  • Commissioning automated equipment
  • Training customers
  • Service after the sale
  • Responsibility for managing subprojects
  • Support of sales and quoting
  • Travel as required for pre-sales meetings and to accomplish testing, acceptance and support of FlexLink supplied control systems.

Minimum Skills & Abilities


  • Automation engineering with emphasis and understanding of recognized safety standard (NFPA-79)
  • Servo motors is required
  • PLC programming - Rockwell/Allen-Bradley required/ Siemens is a +
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Field buses
  • Robotic programming
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD for electrical designs – Panel design/build and schematics
  • Fluent English, spoken and written

Skills and Abilities

  • Hands-on in mechanics and controls
  • Focused on customer and business
  • Attention to details and correctness
  • Ability to communicate well with customers
  • Structured, organized
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Independent
  • Driven, enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Able to travel up to 50% of the time

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Electrical Engineering/Technology degree (BS degree, but AS degree with equivalent/relevant experience is acceptable)
  • 5 years of applicable controls engineering work experience including integrated system design and robotic solutions.


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