Senior or Principal Controls Systems Engineer

Excellent high growth medical company via The Walstrom Group - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)

Job Overview

The Senior Control Systems Engineer develops, integrates and supports automation applications within a manufacturing plant, including chemical batch building equipment as well as chemical packaging lines. The Controls Systems Engineer also performs process equipment preliminary design, final design, installation, check-out, start-up and on-going support phases. The Controls Systems Engineer utilizes PLC and HMI programming tools and techniques, implements applications, supports the resolution of problems and develops documentation of the resolution.


  • Provides technical support and analysis for installed control systems
  • Develops and supports PLC programs along with HMI graphics for specific projects
  • Performs engineering calculations following standard methods and principles and applies engineering judgment where experience dictates
  • Assists in the development of project specifications, estimates, change orders and schedules
  • Manages assigned portions of project and is proactive in problem identification and resolution
  • Gathers information that is relevant to a problem and brings information to the team for discussion; Develops alternatives, and receives assistance in identifying alternatives
  • Assists other engineers and project managers in performing aspects of projects, both in the office and at the customer’s site
  • Occasionally works with vendors to procure equipment and materials
  • Supports plant electrical personnel by understanding, designing, and troubleshooting electrical control circuits
  • Occasionally supervises other engineers and designers
  • Participates and contributes within a self-directed Value Stream Team for the Solutions focused factory.
  • Works within a team environment with all levels of the organization.
  • Consults with vendors in the development of packaging processes.
  • Maintains accurate and compliant documentation to meet company, client, and regulatory expectations.
  • Supports manufacturing issues, CAPA’s, SCARS and audits.
  • Occasional travel to customers or suppliers as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education for Position

  • BS in Engineering, preferably, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Skills/Experience for Position

  • Minimum of three years of experience
  • Knowledge of continuous/semi-continuous process control and material handling
  • Experience with PLC and HMI programming
  • Experience with liquid material handling and conveying
  • Experience designing industrial electrical controls and coordinating with original equipment manufacturers
  • Experience reading and understanding drawings and blueprints
  • CAD experience is a plus, preferably SolidWorks or Pro-E/Creo
  • Familiar with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures.
  • Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent.
  • Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations

Job Type: Full-time


  • control systems: 1 year