R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Senior Controls Engineer

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $80,000.00 - $130,000.00
Degree: Associate of Science;
Date: 5/22/2018
Job ID: 02598009
Job Description
 The Senior Controls Engineer is responsible for the planning, design, programming and implementation of PLC/HMI based control systems. The Integrator possesses the skills to design, program and commission industrial projects using current technology.  This includes system design, PLC programming, HMI programming, system commissioning and industrial communication network implementation.
 
The Senior Controls Engineer is a proven control systems professional capable of understanding a project’s scope, goals, and underlying technical requirements.  They are expected to balance a client’s needs and expectations, the project budget and schedule, and the technical execution of the project to consistently achieve technical project success.
 
We are looking for a professional, and as such you will be expected to maintain a current knowledge of the skills required to successfully execute your responsibilities, through memberships in technical and industry based organizations, reading trade publications, attending seminars, formal classroom training or any other means necessary.  
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
The Senior Controls Engineer is responsible for the following:
  • Design control systems through interpretation of customer-supplied control descriptions, interviews with clients and owners, analysis of system mechanical requirements and any other means necessary to create a functional software design.
  • Write structured, well-documented, bug-free PLC code in any of the 5 IEC standard languages.
  • Design intuitive, easy-to-navigate, aesthetically pleasing HMI interfaces.
  • Program clean, professional looking interfaces on a variety of platforms.
  • Work with other project team members as needed to successfully share programming responsibilities as required.
  • Design software to support thorough, systematic, in-house testing prior to on-site commissioning.
  • Thoroughly test system software prior to exposure to the client.
  • Provide on-site system commissioning support as required.
  • Maintain a current technical skill-set through any means necessary including reading, attending seminars, formal classroom training, project experience, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Four year degree and 3-years of relevant experience, or a 2-year degree and 7-years of experience. 
  • Ability to quickly understand complex applications
  • Competent to expert level PLC programming skills in all IEC standard programming languages
  • Thorough understanding of at least one major PLC hardware platform including Rockwell (Allen-Bradley), Modicon, GE or Siemens
  • Thorough understanding of at least one major HMI software platform including Wonderware System Platform, Ignition, Rockwell RSView SE or GE Proficy
  • Competent oral and written communication skills
  • If not already certified, attain Ignition or Wonderware Certified Developer status within first year of employment