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Controls & Instrumentation Engineer

Troy, MI 48007

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Engineering & Technology Job Number: 8326 Pay Rate: 95,000 Years of Experience Required: 3

Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

Twenty-five year old turnkey provider of test cell and automation equipment and control solutions, servicing a wide variety of industrial applications, including laboratory, medical, and automotive test applications is looking for an experienced Controls and Instrumentation Engineer to join its team. 

Specializing in the renovations of existing controls and equipment, as well as construction of new facilities used in research and test applications, our client has the technical expertise and project management ability as a turnkey provider of almost any industrial and manufacturing need.   

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Develop and/or review control system architecture, flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), control sequences, and design specifications.
  • Create responsibility matrices, instrument indexes, bills of material (BOMs) and other project tools.
  • Develop and/or review wiring schematics and control panel layout drawings.
  • Program and integrate Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including offerings from Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Wago, etc.
  • Design, set up, and perform system functionality tests on equipment in our manufacturing facility and at customer sites.
  • Develop wire pull schedules and scope of work documents for contractors to use in bidding and construction.
  • Perform onsite startup and validation of equipment.
  • I/O checkout and troubleshooting, calibrate instrumentation and tune PID loops.
  • Validate programming to confirm systems operate per control sequences.

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with experience in preparing drawings using AutoCAD electrical. Must have minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design/build/programming of PLC systems with field experience, from design to start-up.  Well experienced programming in ladder logic.  Other qualifications include:

  • Experience involving engine test cell instrumentation & control design, integration, troubleshooting and commissioning.
  • Ability to interpret and create Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Experience providing efficient, and effective client service, including balancing multiple projects and responding to changes in deadline, scope and design.
  • Demonstrates strong technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities with several overnight stays (25-40%), nationally for design meetings, equipment installation supervision and commissioning.
  • Must have the following personal skills and characteristics:  Problem solving skills, strong organizational and time management skills, team player, takes initiative to improve personal skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with all internal and external levels and groups.

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