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Controls Engineer

  • Reedsburg, WI
  • Direct Hire - Full Time
  • First Shift
  • bh_3469
  • Competitive
  • Engineering
  • 6/30/2020
The QTI Group is partnering with a leader in metal forming and casting to recruit a Controls Engineer. The position is responsible for designing, programming, diagnosing and recommending electrical systems for the plant, including systems design, installation and modification.


  • Assist in the design and installation of electrical systems on machines and equipment with programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Assist in the diagnosis and design of electrical equipment for installation.
  • Install and maintain plant electrical systems for power, lighting, controls and facilities in accordance with local codes and safety requirements.
  • Inspect, isolate and troubleshoot electrical or PLC programming problems or operating difficulties.
  • Assist plant engineering and contractors with electrical systems on new installations or modifications.
  • Determine need for, and effect repairs and adjustments.
  • Work from manufacturing drawings, schematics, blueprints, diagrams and specifications.
  • Train and assist lower rated maintenance electricians and mechanics.
  • Perform emergency repairs, when necessary, to prevent excessive production delays.
  • Perform analysis of electrical systems in order to prevent breakdown or electrical stoppage.
  • Observe extreme caution and good safety practices while servicing plant electrical systems.
  • Perform mechanical trouble shooting and repair assignments, as required.
  • Maintain working knowledge of PLC system design, troubleshooting, programming, logic commands, software and hardware from a variety of PLC manufacturers.
  • Apply understanding of basic hydraulics, pneumatics, AC, DC and 3 Phase circuits, motor generator principles, motor control theory, motor drive and coupling alignment, electrical code, electrical control devices, high voltage maintenance, electrical test equipment, panel building and wiring and basic PLC logic.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field preferred.
  • 1-7 years of experience working with controls systems.
  • Preferred experience with any (or multiple) of the following:
    • PLC Programming (Allen Bradley, Siemens, RSLogix500)
    • HMI design and development experience, including PLC communications (Rockwell RSView, FactoryTalk Historian, FactoryTalk View, PlantPAx)
    • Networking experience, including DeviceNet and Ethernet/IP (Allen Bradley, Cisco)