phoenix | Senior Controls Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

Senior Controls Engineer

  • Cameron Craig Group
  • $100,570.00 - 162,390.00 / Year *
  • 332 W Monroe St
  • Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • Full-Time
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Join a company that is a leader in manufacturing innovative, high-tech, automated equipment. After 30+ years in business they continue to grow and have provided and support their equipment in 12 countries worldwide.

Industries served include: Automotive Safety Devices, Semiconductor, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Mining, Food & Beverage, Solar, Commercial & Retail Products. Core competencies include advanced high-speed motion controls, precision component placement, precision custom metrology systems, machine vision and robot & laser integration.

Reasons to work for this company
  • Innovative Manufacturer of high-tech custom automated machinery with customers around the world in many industries
  • Employs 60 people with plenty of opportunities for career growth
  • Low travel
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Comprehensive Benefits package and a 401K Match
  • Located in a convenient Phoenix suburb
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits.
  • Architect, write, and debug PLC ladder logic with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable. PLC code will interact with subsystems such as motion systems, HMI/SCADA, robots, machine vision, advanced metrology systems, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and 3rd party equipment.
  • Implement control reliable safety systems for safeguarding robots, gantries, conveyors, and other high-volume manufacturing equipment.
  • Generate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.
  • Develop complex machine vision applications including, part presence, metrology, adaptive vision-motion, etc.
  • Interface with the Mechanical Engineering team; attends design reviews, provides feedback on control interfaces, makes estimates of the timing and performance
  • Create machine interactions with plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to communicate product acceptability, machine status, and process variables.
  • Characterize and validate automated processes using a data driven statistical approach such as Capacity test, Capability test (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility test, Cpk, etc).
Skills and Experience
  • Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment:
    • Ladder logic PLCs (Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Siemens S7/TIA Portal)
    • Human Machine Interface (AB Panelview, Ignition)
    • Field bus Networks (AB DeviceNet, Ethernet IP, Profinet, Safety rated field bus networks)
    • PLC Motion Control (Rockwell Kinetics, Siemens Simotics, etc.)
    • Serial communication (RS-232) between PLCs and instruments
    • Ethernet communications between machine PLCs and database systems
  • Demonstrated excellence in programming multi-station PLCs. Must have a well-defined methodology for maintaining code structure and organization. Ability to program state machines for complex processes which involve multi-station parallel processing, pick and place automation, data acquisition, and PID control. Proven ability to design fault-tolerant systems with error handling and recovery.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (LVDT and pressure transducers, dispense systems, temperature controllers, DC nutrunner torque controllers, current and power meters, etc)
  • Experience programming Cartesian, SCARA and Articulated robots (Fanuc, Denso, ABB)
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)
  • In-depth knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, National Electric code, UL508A).
  • Working knowledge of Safety standards (ISO 13849-1, EN 62061).
  • Ability to compose and publish technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment a plus.

Qualifications
  • BS/MS Electrical Engineering (or equivalent Majors in Controls and Computer Control Systems, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer or Robotics Engineer working on automation and/or electromechanical systems.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.