Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

  • Senior Controls Engineer

    Posted Date 10 months ago(8/30/2018 12:55 PM)
  • Overview


    The Senior Controls Engineer develops and implements software solutions that control electrical and mechanical equipment for the automated material handling industry and automated equipment in warehouses and distribution centers. This position requires knowledge about various programmable logic controllers, electrical design practices and ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.  The Senior Controls Engineer plans, designs and executes electrical engineering and controls work associated with all aspects of manufacturing and process equipment, including custom integration and purchased machinery.



    • Designs and implements software solutions for control systems.
    • Reviews and modifies electrical drawings.
    • Tests software implementations against requirements.
    • Takes over responsibility for areas of a project.
    • Creates documentation for the developed software solution.
    • Actively communicates with team members, controls engineer manager, project manager.
    • Actively escalates issues to the controls engineer manager and project manager.
    • Participates in team meetings as needed.
    • Tests software implementation on site with the designed equipment.
    • Sets up test scenarios for commissioning and executes them.
    • Supports system ramp-up and go live.
    • Troubleshoots system issues in 1st, 2nd or 3rd level depending on projects.
    • Supports IT and PLC CSS engineers and on site PLC engineers.



    • 5 year experience with Siemens S7 / TIA Portal software development.
    • 5 year experience developing software using software languages specified by IEC 61131-1 standards (LAD and SCL).

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