Sr Controls Engineer
Pohlad Companies
Saint Paul, MN

About $90,000 - $110,000 a year

PaR Systems is a world leader in the design and development of cutting edge software, automation and control systems for Aerospace, Life Science, and Marine markets. We are seeking a Controls Engineer who is experienced with participating in proposal responses, creating system designs and schematics, PLC programming, intuitive user interfaces and flexible system product designs. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can balance the expectations of our customers with the demands of creating an extensible, maintainable software product. We need an individual who has proven success in delivering customer satisfaction while maintaining project scope, budget, and schedule.

Primary Responsibilities:
Work in a multi-discipline team to aid in the collection and validation of system requirements
Contribute to winning customer proposals which include innovative technical concepts, costing and schedule to successfully deliver the project
Help in the development of control designs and implementation tasks:
System designs
Control cabinet designs
Control networks/protocols
Safety systems
PLC programming
HMI/SCADA programming
Knowledge of standard system components (COTS)
Create design documentation, flow diagrams and user documentation
Aid in the creation of test plans and integration
Develop well documented, maintainable code in the excepted PaR format
Embrace an Agile development methodology to allow adaptive project implementations
Work as a committed team member during all phases of development including onsite integration
Support field service to achieve customer satisfaction

Opportunities at PaR:
This position offers the opportunity to join a rapidly growing high technology company. PaR is a privately held corporation with a demonstrated ability through continuous innovation and new product development to grow profitably and to add to that growth with focused acquisitions. As indicated in the attached values, our hiring and our performance reviews are based on a strong adherence to long standing company values, tied to personal values such as integrity, teamwork, and open communication, and a passion for customers and product excellence. Interest in sophisticated products that improve our customer's businesses is a must. We have maintained an excellent blend of small company speed, efficiency, and dedication to customer satisfaction and employee success, while implementing ever higher standards of excellence, which has produced a successful technology company with very low turnover. We are working daily to maintain these elements at PaR.

Integrity & Honesty: It is who we are and what we do every day that makes us proud to be part of PaR Systems.
Customer Driven: We can best meet our client's needs by delivering innovative, high quality solutions as partners.
Growth Oriented: Through continuous innovation, we strive to be the leader in our fields and grow profitably.
Individual Responsibility: Our corporate success occurs with each individual taking personal responsibility for being the best at his/her job and working together to safely meet client's needs.
Open Communication: We demonstrate our respect for one another and our customers through consistent, forthright, and open communications.
Developing Our People: The success of the individual and of PaR Systems is a shared responsibility and occurs as each person grows through continual development.
Stretch: We will always strive to exceed customer expectations, and our goals for continuous business improvements.

Minimal required experience, skills and background:
10-15 years' controls experience, with heavy emphasis placed on relevant and applicable project history
BS Electrical Engineering or BS in related field
Drive selection and configuration
AutoCAD electrical experience or similar
Prior experience with Debuggers, Logic Analyzers, and modern debugging tools
Experience with real-time operating systems
Strong organizational and communications skills
Up to 25% travel
U.S. Citizen

Desired experience, skills and background:
Crane and Material Handling control design
Robotic programming
Experience with product development lifecycle
Experience with Phase-Gate process
Agile software development methodologies
Experience with GUI/UI programming for a variety of different platforms
high level languages
Mathematical modeling background
MS degree a plus