Controls Design Engineer

Cincinnati, OH, USA


80-100k D.O.E.

Job Number: 6226

A thriving control systems integration company needs Control Design Engineers to join their growing team.  This multi-office company has been in business for over 25 years and has the backing of a large global company.  These Engineers will design and develop all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery in a variety of industries. May be responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC-based hardware and software. Requires familiarity with standard concepts and practices, and is expected to display more than the minimum experience in the controls industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Has an established foundation of engineering concepts, and continues to strive to grow technically and professionally.
  • Maintains a self-directed enthusiasm for new concepts and technologies, utilizing all unassigned time for training exercises and shadowing experienced Engineers.
  • Demonstrates the ability to design control systems from scratch, with limited assistance from Project Managers.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop PLC software from scratch, citing the company software standards.
  • Communicates often and effectively with customers.
  • Project Specific Activities:   Review and understand the scope of supply, budget, and schedule of assigned projects, Report and document budget and scope issues, as well as create and submit Engineering Change Requests and Purchase Order Requisitions to Project Managers when required, Schedule Design Reviews with Project Managers before the completion of each project phase
  • Design Engineering:  Concept and Design complete Hardwire Control Systems with little management assistance, Create and implement efficient software solutions utilizing company software standards, understand and implement effective safety solutions, understand and apply the use of core controls systems into designs
  • Engineering Method, Practice, and Procedure:  Maintains accurate journal or composition book, submits timesheets and project documentation to administration on time meets with Project Managers weekly to provide feedback on PM planning documents, ensures that all project documentation is stored on the server in the correct location at all times,  ensure all required design documentation; correspondence, and drawings are submitted on schedule

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Conducts successful installation, commissioning, operation, troubleshooting/testing/debugging, and support of advanced automation projects with limited assistance.
  •  Ability to be responsive to customers’ demands and requirements.
  •  Ability to seek out solutions to problems with Management assistance.
  •  Individual is considered experienced in at least one (1) software platform.
  •  Individual has experience in at least one (1) common peripheral equipment platform (Robotics, Vision, etc…)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technology diploma or equivalents, normally with 3 – 7 years’ related working experience from the graduation level.
  •  Applicant must demonstrate efficiency in troubleshooting existing control systems and equipment.
  •  Effective written and verbal communication skills with Project Management and customers are required.
  •  Ability to work in a team environment is required.
  • Must be able to travel 20-30% overnight to client facilities



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