Senior Controls Engineer

Modesto, CA, USA



Fast growing process controls company is adding an office in the Modesto, CA area and needs to hire a talented Controls Engineer with process industry experience! The company’s focus is the food and beverage industry.

Why this company is one you’ll want to work for:

  • Low travel – 25% or less
  • Medical Benefits – company pays 100% of premium for the employee, 75% of the premium for all dependents
  • 401K – match dollar for dollar up to 6%
  • PTO – PTO hours increase based on the number of hours worked
  • Pay – paid hourly, receive double time for weekends and holidays as well as time and a half for overtime

Process Controls Engineer Job Duties:

  • Work with the customer and/or process engineer to develop and/or interpret process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Develop project documentation including, but not limited to, device lists, I/O lists, electrical contractor documentation, and acceptance documentation
  • Design & develop PLC and HMI programs
  • Design control system networks
  • Designs and configure control system server infrastructure
  • Commission control systems including device configuration, I/O checkout, PID tuning, water testing, CIP testing, and production testing
  • Calibration of process devices with documentation
  • Troubleshoot control systems (software, hardware, electrical, and/or mechanical problems)
  • Work with subcontractors (mechanical or electrical) on projects including oversight of electrical install
  • Drafts for electrical schematics, networks, etc.
  • Ensure that the projects are completed on time and on budget
  • Able to multitask on multiple projects and project elements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of controls engineering experience
  • AS degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Clean-in-Place (CIP) systems
  • Engineer-in-Training certificate or Professional Engineer license
  • Very proficient with Microsoft Excel and Outlook as well as experience with Microsoft Project
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience with some of the following Rockwell Automation software packages: RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, Studio5000, FactoryTalk View SE, FactoryTalk View ME, RSView32, FactoryTalk Batch, FactoryTalk Historian SE, FactoryTalk VantagePoint, PlantPAx, and FactoryTalk AssetCentre
  • Experience with WonderWare System Platform components.
  • Experience in process device calibration and documentation using ProCalV5
  • Experience with some of the following networking protocols: EtherNet/IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus RTU, Profibus PA, Profibus DP, Remote I/O (RIO), and Data Highway Plus (DH+)
  • Experience with Ethernet networking especially with Cisco devices. Configuration via Cisco Network Assistant or the command line is especially beneficial.
  • Experience with virtualized environments (VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Hyper-V).

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.