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Senior Controls Engineer

Company: ITW
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW, with approximately 14.8 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 7 major segments with businesses in 55 countries that employ approximately 48,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 active patents and ITW's revenues total $14.8 billion.
Located in Carol Stream, IL, the Sr. Controls Engineer will work with the Engineering, Applications Engineering, Equipment Operations and Sales Teams to design controls and electrical systems for made-to-order automation and standard equipment of our Trans Tech product line of Industrial Decorating Solutions.

  • Use Allen Bradley software to design and program PLCs and HMIs for multi-station made-to-order automation systems using Trans Tech standards. Program PLC's using ladder logic with structured, clear programming and program HMI's using design standards. Apply broad knowledge of technical principles and practices to define appropriate system concepts and to design systems that are fit-for-purpose in terms of safety, performance and reliability.

  • Use SolidWorks Electrical to design electrical schematics including controls, safety and power circuits, pneumatic systems, bill of materials and panel layouts for new made-to-order automation systems per internal and customer specifications. Work with Mechanical Engineers to integrate the electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical designs.

  • Test, troubleshoot and debug made-to-order automation systems utilizing internal test scripts and customer provided factory acceptance test protocols.

  • Work with other Controls Engineers in creating and updating Trans Tech programming standards for PLCs and HMIs, design standards for electrical/pneumatic systems.

  • Create and edit operation and troubleshooting manuals for made-to-order automation systems.

  • Support Service Group in troubleshooting issues with existing, installed standard products and made-to-order automations out in the field, using Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC and HMI software.

  • Support Application Group with costing, electrical and controls concepts for new applications.

  • Participate in project and design review meetings as required. Meet project budget, schedule, and deadlines.

  • Participate in ITW Toolbox projects,

  • Travel and interface with customer and Trans Tech resources as required to troubleshoot controls issues at customer sites.

  • Adhere to site safety policies and actively contribute to safety improvement efforts.

  • Ability to provide technical guidance and mentorship to professional personnel in area of expertise

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    **Education: ** Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering preferred. Minimum Associates/technical degree with equivalent technical experience and demonstrated competence; additional post-graduate education may contribute toward the desired years of experience; typically requires 5+ years of significant engineering and operational experience to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position.

  • 5-7 years controls and electrical design experience on custom automation required. Experience using Allen Bradley RS Logix 5000/Studio 5000 for PLC programming and Allen Bradley FactoryTalk for HMI programming required. Experience in electrical, pneumatic and panel design required. (SolidWorks Electrical strongly preferred, if not, AutoCAD Electrical required.)

  • Mitsubishi, Panasonic, or Siemens programming experience a plus but not required.

  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of all applicable electrical standards, including but not limited to NEC, NFPA and OSHA standards.

  • Demonstrated strong creative problem solving, self-motivation, multi-tasking, communications (written and verbal), technical writing skills and a team player.

  • Ability to travel overnight (

    Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, sit and type, occasionally twist/turn, reach above shoulder and outward, stand, walk, bend, grasp with hands on a regular, daily basis and lift, stretch, and squat throughout the day.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include concentrated attention, close vision, far vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to bring object into sharp focus.

    License(s)/Certification(s) Required: None
    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Must have a valid driver's license. Some overnight travel (
    Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
    "Commonly associated" is not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.
    All activities, demands, conditions and requirements are linked to essential job functions.
    As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, ITW does not discriminate in hiring or in the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest record, citizenship or other categories protected by federal, state or local laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability
    ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.
    As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.
    _All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. _
    ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: ITW, Carol Stream , Senior Controls Engineer, Engineering , Carol Stream, Illinois

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