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Controls Engineer-Product Engineering Team

Location:

Baltimore/Washington D.C.

Category

Engineering

Division

Intralox
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Description:

Intralox, L.L.C. is looking for an experienced Controls Engineer for the ARB GLOBAL DESIGN TEAM.  This individual will be designated as a Lead Product Engineer (LPE) of Gapping solutions.   

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative conveyance solutions and services that improve lives and optimize businesses worldwide.  

Our global workforce of over 3,000 employees in 20+ countries consist of reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 45 years.

Intralox was founded on the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect.  We invest heavily in these values and aim to practice our business philosophy principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence. We believe in the power of a good idea no matter where it comes from, using trust as the foundation to how we work, and that self-managed people are our greatest asset.

The LPE will work across many different teams and will report to an engineering supervisor. The LPE will also be designated as a subject matter expert or SME in relation to Intralox’s gapping products, solutions, and applications. The LPE’s primary focus will be overseeing gapping solutions for the entire product life cycle.   

Responsibilities

  • Works under immediate supervision of senior team members.
  • Must Follow all defined instructions and pre-established guidelines
  • Produces technical documentation that can be tailored to different audiences.
  • Designs in CAD electrical control panel layouts, bills of materials and schematics.
  • Estimate costs and create budgets per project or proposal scope.
  • Performs impact analysis on proposed changes.
  • Develop Software for mechatronic control systems that includes GUIs and configured networks. 
  • Responsible for the installation and technical support of electrical hardware and software.  This includes supporting Mechanical and Electrical Field installers.
  • Assists with tier 2/3 support and troubleshooting of installed systems.
  • Assists with the creation and teaching of associated training.
  • Perform System Audits and verify that actual work matches all documentation to ensure high quality.

Requirements

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or like equivalent from an accredited Institution.
  • 4+ years of related experiences.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used controls engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and work from electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to understand manufacturer data sheets and apply them in practice.
  • Ability to configure PLC’s, HMI’s, computers, networks, cameras, and variable frequency drives which are used to control sorters, conveyors, and other related equipment.
  • Ability to understand and write source code using IEC 61131-3 programming languages (primarily Ladder Diagram and Structured Text)
  • Experience with at least one of the following PLC and HMI development environments:
    • Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 Logix Designer and FactoryTalk View Studio/Optix
    • Siemens TIA Portal and WinCC
    • Beckhoff TwinCAT
    • CODESYS
  • Ability to develop electrical documentation packages, descriptions of operations, interfaces between systems.
  • Ability to architect and configure an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet network.    
  • Effective communication (verbal and written) and relationship skills with engineering groups, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • A self-managed individual who is a team player.
  • Ability to travel, work weekends, holidays and overtime when required (average estimation is 30% per year).
  • Ability to be at customer facilities during startups, upgrades, or validations to coordinate and help resolve issues.
  • Position located at Intralox offices in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Must pass drug screening and background check.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders occasionally.
  • Must have the ability to work in noisy, cold, and hot industrial environments occasionally.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with any of the following programming languages:
    • Matlab and Matlab Simulink  
    • Python, C/C++, Java, or similar
  • Experience developing software for Motion Applications
  • Experience with any of the following VFDs:
    • AB PowerFlex 35E,525, 527, and 755 
    • Siemens G120
    • SEW Movimot, Movigear, Movi-C
  • Worked with the following Fieldbuses and communication protocols:
    • Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, and Profinet
  • Experience using Simulation and Digital Twin tools for software development.
  • Proficiency in Visio, AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoDesk Inventor. 
  • Familiar with the PTC Windchill PLM environment and Oracle ERP
  • Deep understanding of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 79, and UL508A Standards and regulations. 

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