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Controls Engineer


Fibro Laepple Technology Inc.

Posted on 05/11/2020


Sterling Heights, MI


The Controls Project Engineer will be responsible for designs and commissioning systems of electrical and fluid controls for a variety of applications including welders, robots, assembly, conveyance and transfer systems at a project level. The selected candidate will apply industry knowledge and experience to effectively manage projects from the quoting phase to commissioning. Utilizes planning, resource and task management skills to direct the Controls Engineering team in successful implementation of project assignments and may be responsible for multiple projects at any given time.


Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understands customer specifications (corporate and plant), standards, and local and/or national electric codes for use in designing hardware schematics and software programs
  • Estimates content and labor costs for proposals and engineering change quotes
  • Works with Project Planner during P3 phase to create project timeline for controls tasks from critical project milestones provided by project management
  • Analyzes scope of work during P3 phase to develop manpower plan required to complete project within time constraints defined in project timeline. Manpower plan must include time-phased resource labor type requirements with total labor cost projections
  • Requests necessary resources to establish design and debug / commissioning team from Controls Engineering Manager
  • Coordinates and delegates work assignments for design team members throughout design phase
  • Tracks and reports on project status
  • Interfaces with customer to finalize design requirements, reviews, and approvals throughout design phase
  • Coordinates with PM and/or Site Installation Manager on build / integration / commissioning plan
  • Coordinates work assignments for debug / commissioning team members. This task may be delegated to an Automation Engineer.
  • Updates Controls Manager (Planning) with manpower / cost projections as changes occur
  • Takes on dual role as Controls Senior Designer and/or Automation Engineer on smaller projects
  • Works as a Controls Senior Designer and/or Automation Engineer when not assigned any projects as Controls Project Engineer

Minimum Skills & Abilities

  • High degree of competence in HMIs & PLCs (Control & Safety) and associated application software
  • Experience with outsource design management (supplier selection, scope of work, supplier follow up, etc)
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work, and the work of others
  • Monitor and direct resources on tasks to design and/or commission equipment
  • Team and goal oriented with tenacity and determination
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent organization and planning skills
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing exceptional customer and personal services

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Electronics Technology plus 5 years related OR equlavilent 5 years related experience and/or training
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and ePlan
  • Ability to write electrical schematics, technical documents and reports for use as reference by engineering and technical writers as well as documentation for the project
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret customer specifications, electrical controls schematics, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to manage and direct individuals within cross functional teams in order to accomplish project assignments
  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% - 40% domestically and internationally


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