Controls Engineer

Hudsonville, MI
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  • Supervises CAD Operators and Engineering Assistants, when required.
  • Gathers information necessary to begin design.
  • Determines the extent and type of controls required to construct the assigned machine(s).
  • Sizes all electric, pneumatic and hydraulic components.
  • Contacts vendors for information needed.
  • Programs logic controllers and any other components necessary including, but not limited to, robots, servo drivers, displays and remote interfaces.
  • Progresses with designs of multiple machines.
  • Reviews, resolves and investigates opportunities that arise pertaining to active jobs.
  • Reviews procedures and makes suggestions for company standards procedures.
  • Generates bills of material, controls schematics and software required for controls construction.
  • Maintains network files as required for the controls design department.
  • Evaluates new and/or additional software.
  • Reviews with mechanical engineering intent for machine construction.
  • Directly supervises and participates in the construction of machine manuals.
  • Gathers all appropriate literature required for the construction of machine manuals.
  • Resolves problems encountered by manufacturing.
  • Troubleshoots machines at the customer’s facility. Time may be considerable depending on the complexity of the machine(s).
  • Conducts operator and maintenance training. May be required at the customer’s facility.




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field.
  • 5 years experience in controls design and engineering.
  • Ability to read controls schematics.
  • Ability to draw controls schematics.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD Electrical drafting.
  • Ability to program for Allen Bradley controllers.
  • Knowledge of machine building practices
  • Knowledge of machine control practices.