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Controls Engineer - Manufacturing Engineering Group


New Orleans, LA, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Grand Rapids, MI, US - Southeast Region, US - Northeast Region, US - Southwest Region, US - West Coast Region, US - Midwest Region, US - Pacific Northwest Region




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Intralox LLC, a leader in product-handling technology for food processing, manufacturing, and logistics, is looking for a Controls Engineer for our Manufacturing Engineering Group (MEG). MEG handles the design and build of automation solutions for Intralox Manufacturing globally. The successful candidate will be a highly talented and self-managed individual who gets a charge out of bringing automation projects to life.

The Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing controls architecture, schematics, software, user interface, and data collection for new automation. He / She will collaborate with mechanical engineers, technicians, and members of the production staff to develop robust solutions for Intralox Manufacturing.


  • Design complete control systems for the Intralox production equipment, including (but not limited to) the following:

    • Systems architecture
    • Power distribution and control panel design
    • Specify controls components and develop parts lists with recommended spares
    • Perform risk assessments, specify safeguards, and specify safety components
    • Develop electrical wiring and pneumatic plumbing schematics
    • Writing code for PLC, HMI, vision, robot and other necessary programs
  • Collaborate with the production team to develop and execute installation plans for the system
  • Work concurrently with project manager, mechanical engineers, technicians, and production personnel
  • Actively participate in design reviews
  • Perform the testing, troubleshooting, production startup, and training of equipment
  • Research and remain current on industry standards related to industrial production equipment (NEC, RIA, CE, UL, etc)
  • Assist and mentor technicians with best practices
  • Work with integrators on outsourced projects
  • Work with automation/controls vendors for the build of wired control boxes
  • Maintain and update Intralox Manufacturing Automation Standards
  • Work independently to plan and schedule own activities necessary to meet project timelines


  • B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science
  • High level of analytical ability and creativity where problems are unusual and difficult
  • 6-10+ Years of experience with controls design for automation (PLCs, HMIs, Robotics)
  • Demonstrated desire to learn new technologies related to controls and automation
  • Experience with design of multiple platform systems integration
  • Some on-call time required during startup and transfer to customer
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • General computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases)
  • People skills (presentations, gathering feedback, etc)
  • Ability to travel as needed (10% - 15%)

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficiency with AutoCad Electrical
  • Experience with Allen Bradley and Beckhoff controllers
  • Experience with Ignition SCADA Software
  • Experience with Fanuc, Staubli, and/or Wittmann robots
  • Experience with Cognex and/or Keyence machine vision systems