Controls Engineer
JBT Corporation
Sandusky, OH

Design, develop, and supervise all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery. Responsible for the design, build, validation, installation, and technical support of controls system hardware and software.


Develop Control Systems designs. Includes gathering requirements, systems level design, PLC & HMI programming, system validation, and implementation. Includes calculations, design validations, and the use of AutoCAD

Support customers and corporate functions across the organization with leadership and expertise in the area of electrical and controls design, implementation and support

Estimate and manage control systems design labor and materials

Participate in and lead continuous improvement efforts within electrical & controls group and participate in continuous improvement across the organization

Generate engineering procedures and guidelines and ensure compliance with engineering, company, industry and governmental requirements applicable to electrical and controls and encompassing best practices

Troubleshoot electrical and controls systems and equipment


B.S. Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program or Associates Degree in science or engineering with a minimum of 3 years electrical and controls experience. Knowledge of Rockwell development software used to program PLCs. Knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical software. In depth understanding of applicable North America electrical codes and industry standards used in equipment design including but not limited to UL, CSA, NFPA, NEC and IEC. Understanding of CE Machinery Directive and applicable standards is preferred. Ability to design electrical circuits and panels for industrial equipment and perform electrical design calculations including those applicable to safety circuit ratings.

Knowledge of multiple technologies, products and applications applicable to industrial equipment such as PLCs, VFDs, proximity switches, safety devices, and HMIs.

Must be able to work in close cooperation with all areas of the business with a can-do attitude, a high degree of urgency, and the ability to get things done. Good organization and project planning skills. Proven leadership ability. Able to challenge and motivate a technical team to achieve aggressive objectives. Demonstrates proficiency in thinking creatively and project planning and execution.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years electrical and controls design and development experience including experience using Rockwell software, designing electrical and controls for industrial equipment, and using AutoCAD Electrical.