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Controls Engineer

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 04-18-2017
Controls Engineer - -  Zeeland, Michigan     

Disher is partnering with a Michigan based company, in their need for a full-time Controls Engineer for their facility in Zeeland, Michigan.  The company encourages a close-knit culture yet offer diversity among the variety of teams. The team members and atmosphere convey a hard-working yet uplifting environment which in turn promotes efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace while encouraging enjoyment in what they do.
The Controls Engineer will be a part of the custom machine department. The department is a fast paced and high functioning group that brings assembly machines and cells to life. The controls engineers design and specify control, motion, and electrical systems, programming and debug of machines to meet customer expectations for cost, quality and delivery.
  • Interprets product specification and determines best control systems to meet project goals.
  • Designs electrical systems and creates schematics.
  • Designs main panel, junction box panel, operator interface and push button layouts.
  • Specifies or approves main electrical enclosures, junction boxes, wire ways and pushbutton boxes.
  • Ensures machines meet all safety requirements.
  • Interprets customer specific programming specifications, and selects and programs PLC’s, PC’s, robots, servos, etc. for machine controls.
  • Selects and programs software interface for operator ease of use.
  • Debugs and optimizes machine control to achieve specified machine functionality and required cycle times.
  • Assists in machine concepting, quoting, design review, quality control and continuous improvement activities when requested.  
  • Takes ownership of the controls process and continuously works to improve systems, methods and processes.
  • Approximately 5% travel.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related program.
  • A minimum of one year related experience; three or more years preferred.
  • Experience with reading and debugging PLC and OPI code and writing basic computer programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot safety circuits.
  • Experience with Siemens and/or Allen-Bradley on customer machines preferred.
  • Ability to create simple schematics and layouts using CAD software.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate simple self-contained motion controls.
  • Basic understanding of pneumatics.
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the USA without sponsorship.

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About Disher:
Disher is a full-service product development and engineering services firm in West Michigan and Ann Arbor. Our engineering team is highly technical and diversified, serving in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, and medical. Our capabilities span from napkin through launch, providing numerous opportunities for us to partner with clients in product and process development, as well as in talent identification and attraction.

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