• SearchBright Staffing
  • $82,220.00 -115,440.00/year*
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time
  • 1649 8th St NW

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POSITION: Senior Controls Engineer Automated Equipment

LOCATION: Grand Rapids, MI



The Senior Controls Engineer will lead a group of Controls Engineers in working with Project Managers and shop personnel to design, implement and document control systems for various types of automation and robotic equipment. You will be deeply involved with electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, PLC programming, machine power-up, debug, power-up and validation / buyoff.


  • Conduct electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation with build and electrical teams and provide customer documentation as needed
  • Ability and comfort programming PLC, HMI, Robots AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Vision Systems and other types of electronic devices
  • Support Electricians and entire project team including Project Manager, Machine Builders and customer team
  • Flexibility and comfort troubleshooting issues that arise
  • Detailed-oriented open issues tracking
  • Travel to install site for install and runoffs with the customer when applicable and necessary
  • Professional management of customer relationship and requests
  • Real-time communication with company management on developments
  • Teach less-experienced Controls Engineers and Electricians

  • 5+ years experience with automated equipment / machinery
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering preferred
  • Experience with welding applications preferred
  • Ability to design electrical schematics in AutoCAD Electrical or similar software
  • Team player, able to take direction and be self-directed
  • High regard for safety standards

    Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.


    For immediate consideration, please send us your current resume.

    Associated topics: adapter, circuit, dsp, electrical, energy, image processing, kv, stationary engineer, transmission, wiring

    * 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.

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