Controls and Automation Engineer

Remote, NJ, USA

Remote (Location Specific)


Leading Controls System Integrator specializes in Process Automation and Controls, Manufacturing Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Industrial Networking for the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Food & Beverage, and other industries. Stable medium-sized company with excellent benefits! They are looking for Control Systems Engineers in the NJ or MD state areas.

A Control System Engineer II creates custom process control and automation systems for our life sciences, food and beverage, and consumer products customers. Working alongside your project team, you will develop systems architecture, design and specifications, and program, test, debug, and startup the DCS, PLC, SCADA/HMI, and MES systems that the team designs. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position reporting directly to the Senior Project Manager.

Why work here?

  • Stable company in business for 40 years!
  • Variation of projects in many industries including Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Food Processing, Consumer Products, Water/Wastewater, Power, etc.!
  • Room for advancement
  • Company is known for creating innovative products as well as engineering projects
  • PTO, Health/Dental Insurance, 401k matching, Bonus plan
  • Work remotely from a home office! (preferred States: NJ, MD, others will be considered)

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with customers to understand business drivers and define requirements
  • Develop User and Functional Requirements and Detailed Design documents
  • Perform test planning and develop of factory and site test documents meeting GAMP and customer requirements.

Education, Certifications, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering or a related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics)
  • 2 to 5 years of experience as Controls/Automation engineer or industrial control system programmer
  • First-hand experience with startup/commissioning/deployment of systems into production environments is required
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Exceptional communication skills for interfacing with customers, vendors, and other project team members
  • Ability to define, schedule and juggle tasks across multiple projects
  • Experience at a Systems Integrator firm a plus

PLC Programming Requirements(most of these preferred)

  • Allen Bradley Logix Family of PLCs
  • Experience with Siemens, GE, Opto 22 a plus

SCADA Design and Configuration Requirements

  • Rockwell Factory Talk View SE
  • Inductive Automation Ignition
  • GE Proficy iFix
  • Historian (OSI Pi, FT Historian, or others)

Other Design and Programming(most of these preferred)

  • SQL database design and development (MS SQL or MySQL)
  • Python & Java
  • .Net, C# • Web portal, dashboard development, and reporting
  • Delta V

Working Environment

Must be willing to travel approximately 30%; must be willing to work in a variety of manufacturing facilities. Duties are performed in an office environment and workshop, but will also require travel to customer sites/locations to perform analysis, installation, training maintenance, etc. Must be able to routinely use standard office equipment which includes, but is not limited to, computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. Minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

Physical Demands

Must be able to sit and/or stand for prolonged hours consistent with the average workday; to operate a computer and other office equipment, including but not limited to computer, printer, etc. Must be able to climb stairs and/or ladders; must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl; must be able to move, transport, position, place, install, remove and/or replace various types of equipment; must be able to lift 50-70 lbs. unassisted.

To comply with some state laws, the annual base salary range for this position has been provided. The range given is broad and should be considered as a guideline only. Our client will consider a candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, the salaries of current employees in similar roles, and other factors when extending an offer.

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