- Analysis skills
- System design
- Communication skills
- Electrical experience
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
Carter Control Systems (CCS), a Lummus Group Co., is a leading provider of automated material handling and industrial automation solutions to customers around the country. Our company is built on four key principles – Cooperation, Responsibility, Communication and Quality. These principles are embedded in everything we do and drive us to help our customers transform their operations.
Headquartered in Frederick, MD, we provide a full range of equipment, controls and software that helps customers address all aspects of their material handling and industrial automation needs. We serve a wide variety of customers in the distribution, e-commerce, fulfillment, mail/parcel and government sectors. Our focus is always on the customer, and we take great pride in helping our customers realize their material handling goals.
The Controls Engineer / Automation Engineer is responsible for commissioning and troubleshooting automation equipment, specifying electrical components, controls and PLC programming. Together the Controls team plays a leading role in the system implementation of automation solutions including robotics, vision systems and controls systems. Preferred candidates are strong EE’s proficient in PLC programming, passionate about leading edge control designs, integrating robotics and automation equipment. Lummus Group offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401(k), vacation and a team-oriented work environment. Training will be provided to qualified EE candidates.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Control and Power panel designs.
Able to read and execute electrical blueprints.
Specifying electrical components and controls for custom automation equipment.
Design of automation equipment to specifications.
Demonstrate strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
Control network designs.
Work with vision systems in integrating vision application. (will train as needed)
Exhibit excellent communication skills with interdisciplinary groups.
New engineering design: able to extract requirements and determine steps to implement using referenced designs.
Troubleshoot hardware and associated IO.
Familiarity with various sensors and actuators.
Conducts formal internal design reviews to ensure designs meet design requirements.
Develop & execute validation test plans.
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Travel percentage: 50-75%
Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent experience.
4 or more years PLC Programming including RS Logix 5000.
Demonstrate ability to specify electrical components and sub systems including motion controls, safety circuits, power supplies, I/O systems, sensors etc.
Familiarity with robotic systems, processes and deployment of robotics in sophisticated applications.
Acquainted with vision systems and integrating vision application in robotic systems.
Familiar with common electrical practices and standards including NFPA70-79 / UL508A/.
Strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Successful history of working cross functionally with Mechanical and Software Engineering.
Expertise in designing and troubleshooting AC and DC electrical controls for robotic and automation equipment
RS Studio 5000
AutoCAD Electrical experience
Material handling experience
Control systems design experience
PLC experience a must, IEC 61131 preferred.
Machinery control network design experience (EIP, DeviceNet, CAN, Profinet, EtherCAT etc.)
Structured text, Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagram, Instruction List, Sequential function chart programming
KEYWORDS: Photoelectric sensors, BSEE, BSET, Electromechanical, Allen Bradley, ladder logic, ABB, Fanuc, IEC 61131 standard, programmable controllers, embedded controls system.
Work environment: the work environment; temperature, noise level, inside or outside, or other factors that will affect the person's working conditions while performing the job. Work will take place in Office setting, R&D Test Lab, Manufacturing Floor, Warehouse
Physical demands: the physical demands of the job, include bending, sitting, lifting and driving.
Equal Opportunity Employer.