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Manufacturing Controls Engineer Controls Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Manufacturing Controls Engineer Controls Engineer for an open position in Florence, SC.
  • Manages low to medium complexity projects around the design and planning of layout for assembly and materials handling.
  • Adaptation of low complexity machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.
  • Planning of sequence of operations and specification procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
  • Supports the overall manufacturing process through the ownership of PLC-related programming, troubleshooting, and support of PLC ladder logic.
  • Responsible for the implementation of engineering changes and assisting various departments with the implementation of new tools and processes and required training
  • Support the plant in all aspects of the electrical maintenance troubleshooting using PLC and robot programming skills and a thorough understanding of the machines sequence of operations.
  • Support the new equipment design reviews when required to review the status of the machine design and provide input in reference to the plant's specifications and good design practice.
  • Manage the required electrical spare parts in the tool crib to ensure we can support any potential equipment failures on controls related items.
  • Respond to any equipment downtime issues in plant and establish any required outside resources to assist in responding to these issues quickly.
  • Train and develop the plant electricians to increase their ability to understand and troubleshoot controls related issues in the plant.
  • Interface with the equipment supply base to have key resources at our suppliers to assist in equipment problem solving when required. Know who to call when.
  • Manage large and small equipment improvement projects in the plant as a leader.
  • Complete the capital equipment list for secondary equipment required for the program detailing the cycle time requirements.
  • Write detailed engineering specifications for all the tooling and equipment required to purchase, include all relevant legislative requirements.
  • Select the suppliers for capital equipment.
  • Manage the capital budget for all the necessary equipment purchases.
  • Ensure the completion dates for all equipment are met.
  • Develop the preventative maintenance plan for the electrical section of new equipment for the production plant.
  • Detail training needs for the plant for new equipment.
  • Integrate with the launch teams to transfer the technology required for new programs successfully to the plan

Education / Certifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or similar related degree).

Experience / Qualifications:

  • College Level Electrical Controls Technology Program
  • Completion of 3 year program
  • Minimum of three years as a Controls Engineer in a manufacturing facility
  • Strong team work capabilities, operating in a multi-function environment to collectively improve - operations and resolve related issues
  • Experience in programming and troubleshooting problems with robots
  • Experience in programming Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Omoron PLC’s
  • Experience with assembly processes
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Hands-on approach to engineering

Job Number: 1710078349
Job Location: Florence, SC
Duration: 9 months
Input Date: 12/11/2017
Attention: Chris O\'Connor
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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