Senior Controls Engineer
Hagerstown, MD

About $75,000 - $100,000 a year

Fives Landis, a member of the Fives Group, supplies grinding-based process solutions for precision component manufacture in a broad range of industries including automotive engine, chassis and powertrain, aerospace, diesel engine, bearing and general manufacturing. A fully integrated supplier, Fives Landis offers a complete range of grinders and controls, plus a comprehensive line of conventional and super-abrasive wheels, dressing tools and systems, grinding accessories and service/support programs. Known worldwide for leading-edge automotive camshaft and crankshaft processing systems, Fives Landis is also a leader in centerless grinding and disc grinding processes as well as lean and flexible CNC grinders for a wide range of shaft-type components.

Required Skills

Engineering design of power and control systems related to machine tool motions, position and accuracy. Ensure functional performance, with customer specification and regulatory compliance, of high precision machine tools. Provide conceptual and detail design incorporating power, motion control, in process gaging, and position feedback. Develop cross-functional system integration activities.

Requires highly analytical thinking, organizational and conceptual skills in identifying, planning and implementing a course of action to achieve goals, to include the ability to design, implement, improve and maintain processes.
Coordination and collaboration of engineering related activities with a sister facility in the UK.
Requires ability to combine and organize existing and new ideas and develop a structured approach to problem solving and project completion.
Works under general guidance with considerable freedom of action to accomplish the tasks assigned
Requires ingenuity and creativity to translate ideas into accurate, controllable machinery.
Requires sound judgment in selection of vendors, designs, components, tooling, etc., based on interacting criteria including performance, perceived value and cost.
Works regularly with patentable or proprietary information which must be protected from disclosure.
Ability to operate in a cross-functional, team-oriented design environment
Occasional travel to customer or vendor facilities which may be either domestic or international. Attendance at various seminars, conferences, trade shows or exhibitions may be required.
Required Experience

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline, with an advanced degree desirable. The candidate will have 5 to 10 years’ experience with technical knowledge of controls systems application to mechanical systems. Additional experience with one or more of the following would be ideal - machine design, industrial fluid power application, and software control of motion. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Experience with Computer Aided Design, both graphics and analytics. Specific Knowledge and skills of the following:

  • High Voltage Power
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Servo Systems
  • Low Voltage Control
  • Power supplies
  • Relay control
  • I/O structures
  • sensors
  • SCCR/Arc flash
  • Standards & Safety
  • 60204
  • IEC
  • NFPA
  • CE
  • CSA
  • Control calculations
  • Component sizing
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • cable systems
Job Location
Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Position Type