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Controls Engineer

Company: Parata Systems
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryThis position will support all electrical controls activities within the Central Fill group. Develop / implement / maintain industrial controls system designs. Author / review hardware & controls specifications documents. Maintain and follow group standards. Work with R&D for product roadmaps and new system designs. Work with vendors to identify new solutions. Work with manufacturing to ensure new designs / design changes are properly documented and BOMs updated. Drive & own internal projects as required. Key Responsibilities

  • Create / maintain PLC code.
  • Create / maintain control system schematics.
  • Update "as built" documentation.
  • Merge design changes from "as built" into manufacturing documentation.
  • Create / maintain machine & conveyor utilities requirements.
  • Create / maintain implementation and testing processes.
  • Interface with manufacturing to ensure BOMs are updated as needed.
  • Vetting of potential replacement vendors, components & processes.
  • Work with vendors to identify new / replacement components.
  • Collect and report ideas for new product development / upgrade from team.
  • Create & maintain processes for managing EOL / EC.
  • Research and identify suitable replacements for EOL components.
  • Testing of potential replacement components.
  • Modify build drawings to reflect new components as necessary.
  • Create and maintain organizational standards regarding drawings & source code.
  • Create and maintain proper revision control processes for drawings and source code.
  • Create and maintain hardware testing plans. Skills and Experience
    • Requires training in fields such as industrial engineering or controls engineering generally obtained through completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent combination of experience and education.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of business principles, processes, and technology.
    • Strong organization and planning skills with attention to detail.
    • Strong motivational and team building skills.
    • Good analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills.
    • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Strong relationship building skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Proficient with MS Office products.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with PLC / controls architecture.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with pneumatics
    • Demonstrated proficiency with CAD applications (AutoCAD preferred).
    • RFID / Bar code experience a plus
    • Panel building experience a plus
      • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.Work Environment and physical demandsThe characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the company), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
        • Work will primarily be in an office setting with limited opportunities to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
        • Work will be primarily working with fingers by picking, pinching, typing, and grasping often with repetitive motion.
        • Must have visual acuity for viewing a computer screen, the ability to talk, hear and sit for extended periods of time.
        • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 5 pounds frequently and up to 30 pounds occasionally.
        • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.
        • While COVID-19 precautions are in effect, this role requires use of face masks/face coverings while working in our facilities.
          is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive
          consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, gender,
          gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin or
          citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran's status.

Keywords: Parata Systems, Durham , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Durham, North Carolina

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