Controls Engineer -2201660

re you ready to make your mark? If you’re a Controls Engineer, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The Controls Engineer reports to Technical Leadership and whose focus is performing design and support of low to moderate complexity controls systems and equipment. This position requires a moderate level of supervision; complex work is still reviewed by a more senior engineer. In addition, this level may participate in project-specific relationship building with Customers, Suppliers, individuals or organizations.

What you will be doing

  • Works assigned tasks to meet schedule and may coordinate details with other departments
  • Recognizes problems which are beyond capabilities and is learning from the experts in the area
  • Performs work that involves the use of conventional engineering practices and standards
  • Designs, supports and tests low to moderate complexity controls and automation systems and equipment. Ensures designs meet useability and supportability criteria
  • Implements automated equipment design projects with industry best practices for machine safety, ergonomics, and efficiency/product yields
  • Supports the manufacturing floor for any controls related questions and trains other members on use of controls technology
  • Design and implementation of simple safety circuits and safety hardware
  • Selects components and implements low to intermediate complexity data acquisition systems
  • Creation of electrical and/or mechanical schematics and interpretation of 3d models
  • Installation and checkout of automation solutions of medium complexity, with minimal guidance from senior engineers
  • Navigates in SCADA environment, with little guidance. Understands SCADA security requirements and access management protocols. Implements pre determined alarm and monitoring capabilities
  • Possibly guides/directs a Level 1 Engineer or technician

What We Are Looking For

  • Basic engineering knowledge; basic understanding of component function and testing. Learning manufacturing and controls processes, tools, and standards
  • Basic written/verbal communication skills and presentation skills; solid technical writing skills (procedures, reports, etc.)
  • Solid problem solving & troubleshooting skills and analytical calculation skills
  • Solid use of PCs and associated software
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to effectively operate in the project team environment and communicate with customers
  • Follows technical direction and provides input
  • Proficient use and understanding of design software/tools as appropriate
  • Knowledge in some types of assembly, test and process control systems
  • Basic knowledge of appropriate internal information management system (i.e. ERP, MRP, PLC and Document Storage system) applications
  • Basic knowledge of vendors, manufacturing processes, and procurement methods
  • Basic understanding of PLCs and automation. Implements system automation solutions
  • Basic understanding of ladder logic, arrays, tags, and programming
  • Basic understanding of SCADA
  • Ability to program and deploy basic HMIs
  • Basic understanding of communication protocol, EIP, OPC-UA, knowledge of relational and historical data basing, industrial networking and network interface, remote access and entry points
  • Basic working knowledge of robotics, vision systems, linear actuators, servos, VFDs, motion control, motor control
  • Basic understanding of safety circuits and safety hardware
  • Basic working knowledge of data acquisition hardware and associated programming
  • Ability to understand and create electrical schematics and 3D models

Education or Formal Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical/Engineering/Mechatronics or International equivalent required
  • Basic Six Sigma tools knowledge required

Experience Required

  • Greater than two years in related field or entry level Master of Science degree required

What’s In It For You

At Woodward, our “employees” are called and treated as “members”…. and we’ve created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It’s a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

Estimated annual base pay: $75,000.00 – $95,000.00 Colorado only

  • Annual cash bonus opportunity
  • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match
  • Stock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
  • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Vacation Buy-up

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company‘s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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