Job Description

Controls Engineer

Shift One is currently looking for several Electrical Controls Engineers to work with our client, a top international robotics company at their facilities on the west side of Chicago, IL.

Our ideal candidate has experience assisting during concept, design and installation processes — electrical design and drawings, programming, commissioning — for various automation equipment solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity with growth potential!


Responsibilities of the Controls Engineer

  • Collaboration and assistance with project development with cross functional teams. Process flow includes conceptual design, electrical drawing design, programming, commissioning, installation and the implementation of control systems
  • Creating BOM in accordance with project requirements. Working with internal/external purchasing, sales, distributors, manufacturers to assure materials required are per specifications and on schedule
  • Support of the panel shop from concept to final build, support equipment assembly departments by providing guidance and necessary information to ensure flow of design build complies
  • Using listening skills to apply updates according to customers’ needs development and during build process
  • Aftermarket support including travel to customer site. Ability to train personal on equipment that has been implemented on site
  • Importance of understanding and following safety regulations to ensure safe environment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Qualifications of the Controls Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical / Controls Engineering
  • Two or more years of electrical and/or controls engineering experience
  • Electrical drawing design using AutoCAD LT / AutoCAD Electrical (preferred)
  • Basic programming and setup of controls equipment including PLC, HMI, VFD’s, Servo Drives, various networks (as Ethernet, Profibus Devicenet…)
  • Proficient in Rockwell Automation programming platforms as Studio, RSLogix, FactoryTalk View, Connected Components, etc.
  • Technical skills – understanding and use of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic components
  • Computer skills – MS Office products
  • Robotics, design and programming including and not limited by Motoman/Yaskawa, Fanuc, ABB
  • Vision systems and bar code readers preferred Cognex, Keyence or others


Compensation of the Controls Engineer

  • Starting base pay is $35.00 to $45.00 / hr., depending on experience
  • Some overtime potential
  • Paid Time Off / Holidays
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurances
  • Apply today!


Job Type: Full-time

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