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Senior Controls Engineer

Company: ArchKey Solutions
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Controls Engineer
This position is based in Minneapolis, MN at the ArchKey Solutions/Parsons Electric location. About the company
Are you a driven and detail-oriented Sr. Controls Engineer who is passionate about solving complex industrial control problems? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team!
As a Sr. Controls Engineer with us, you will be responsible to lead and support the overall mission of the Company's controls and automation business, in alignment with all approved business models. This position will have a strategic focus on control systems integration and industrial controls, serving primarily the industrial and manufacturing markets where controls and automation systems exist in client facilities. This position is also responsible for leadership and adherence to department standards and processes, in alignment with all Company policies, procedures, key objectives and regulations.

Day in the life

  • Provides leadership to engineering, technical, and programming execution, with an emphasis on PLC and HMI programming, to a wide array of manufacturers' hardware and software platforms designed for the industrial controls and manufacturing automation platform. A primary focus on Rockwell Automation and Siemens product lines is required.
  • Coordinates and participates in the installation of automation hardware and software, commissioning and release, and works as a valuable team leader and member to design and implement automation software.
  • Manages and develops project deliverables independently and/or within a team. Performs on-site startup, commissioning, validation and support.
  • Provides frequent communication, troubleshooting and problem-resolution consulting on issues with members of the project team and other applicable parties. Assesses project issues and risks and works to creatively create and implement best practice solutions. Maintains accurate documentation of all significant plans, resolutions and changes.
  • Conducts communication meetings with customers to provide subject matter expertise and discuss work forecasts and planning needs.
  • Assists in the design of control systems and creation of engineering standards, best practices and procedures.
  • Provides training as needed to customers and/or team members on control systems required for specific project work.
  • Benchmarks with leadership and other team members to ensure consistent work standards, strategic goals and objectives, and policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Creates libraries for development of various software tools relating to PLC code and HMI graphics.
  • Collaborates with leadership and other team members on strategy planning related to current and future controls and automation group development.
  • May act as project team lead in a variety of different customer scenarios, overseeing control projects with multiple systems for implementation.
  • Provides regular communications, mentoring, coaching, training and teambuilding to work team and other co-workers as needed.
  • Stays informed of new technologies, techniques and best practices. Benchmarks with other companies and researches trends affecting the industry.
  • Creates and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors, project managers, office and field staff and others that reflect and support the Company's core values and meet or exceed the customer's expectations.
  • Accurately and confidentially maintains Company records and other sensitive business and customer data.
  • Implements LEAN concepts and methodologies for continuous improvement of operations processes and activities. Educates others on LEAN approaches.
  • Maintains compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies relevant to the industry.
  • Supports the mission, vision and values of the Company and works creatively to best support the Company's long-term goals. Champions and models the Company culture at all times.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Follows all guidelines, policies and procedures established by the Company.
    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related field.
    • Minimum 5-7 years of lead systems integration work experience with a preferred concentration in manufacturing solutions.
    • Knowledge and experience using AutoCAD in electrical control schematic development and design work.
    • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices. Must have a keen awareness of the electrical code.
    • Skill set to read, interpret and understand electrical contracts, plans, drawings and specifications.
    • Project management and project leadership skills and experience. Thorough understanding of the project life cycle.
    • Keen understanding of LEAN methodologies and applications. Strong process orientation.
    • Demonstrated enthusiasm for expanding knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a dynamic technology office while directly contributing to the success of others.
    • Excellent small and large group training and facilitation skills with diverse class participants.
    • Superior listening, presentation, negotiation, conflict management and persuasion skills, as well as the ability to influence employees at all levels, including senior management.
    • Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching, mentoring and decision-making skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to independently diagnose problems with strategic thinking skills and detail orientation, as well as to drive timely and appropriate solutions across all business lines with self-initiative and sensitivity.
    • Strong and professional team player, with effective collaboration, time management and relationship-building skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including high quality documentation and report preparation. Strong telephone communication skills.
    • Demonstrated high level of integrity and dependability.
    • Demonstrated strong organizational, financial, analytical and mathematical skills.
      ArchKey Solutions is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer: M/W/Vets/Disabilities.
      Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an important aspect of our culture.

      • Every person is welcomed --- Every person is included --- Every person is valued

Keywords: ArchKey Solutions, Minneapolis , Senior Controls Engineer, Engineering , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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