Company: Gray Construction
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Are you a Controls Engineer who has a strong drive to master
your job skills and successfully complete customer projects from
start to finish? Are you a Controls Engineer who is detail
oriented, self-motivated, and inquisitive? Spec Engineering is
seeking a difference maker to join our team as a client-facing
Controls Engineerwho is the definition of detail oriented.This
person's talent is tomanage the controls aspect of all assigned
projects from start to finish including maintaining project
timelines, scheduling, and coordinating with departments and
Spec Engineering is a privately held, fast growing, and stable
full-service process engineering firm/turn-key system integrator
with our main office located in Plainfield Il, and a second
location in Chicago. We provide the latest in technology as a
system integrator in the food & beverage, general manufacturing,
and chemical industries. Our company purpose is Improve lives
through innovation, responsibility and trust one project at a time
because we care about our colleagues, customers and community. Spec
Engineering welcomes and values diversity and we strive for an
inclusive work environment that rewards employees for their
individuality and uniqueness.
Essential Duties and responsibilities: Designs systems of
electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls for machines,
equipment, and systems utilizing knowledge of computer-aided design
and applying knowledge of electricity, electronics, hydraulics, and
Utilizes knowledge of electrical engineering and drafting to design
and draft components of electrical, electronic, hydraulic,
pneumatic, and lubrication devices, and other related
Confers with VP of Engineering, Director of Automation and Project
Managers in the Engineering department to review functions of
systems and equipment.
Collaborate with all engineers for proper component and instrument
selection to satisfy the needs of the project, application, and
budget. Present opportunities for non-budget items that would
result in cost savings or added value in process or operation.
Report inconsistencies in budget to PMs so they can be rectified
with decisions or change orders to keep project budgets on track
Production of approval drawings for customer review prior to
production. Proper planning to keep projects moving forward per the
schedule and balance between multiple projects Manage the controls
and electrical portions of all assigned Spec projects with
responsibility for maintaining schedules and budgets and working
closely with the project manager and other disciplines to ensure
that each project meets or exceed our customers expectations.
Works with members of engineering, assembly, and contractors to
oversee the controls portions of projects with a focus on improving
functionality, meeting and exceeding customer expectations and
providing options for value engineering of controls systems.
Relies on experience, judgment, facts, and data to plan and
Responsible for the safe and efficient design of all systems
ensuring that each project meets all applicable local, state and
federal electrical codes and safety guidelines.
Must be motivated and self-directed to accomplish a variety of
tasks as required, as assigned and as necessary. Competencies:
Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses.
Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to
improve performance. Shares expertise with others. Strives to
continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity when dealing
with both internal and external customers. Manages challenging,
difficult, or emotional customer situations with professionalism
and a focus on resolving any issues to the benefit of both SPEC and
the customer. Meets commitments and proactively communicates
if/when issues arise. Responds promptly to customer needs.
Proactively solicits customer feedback to improve service.
Planning & Organization - Integrates changes smoothly. Provide
input to Director of Controls department to support plans for
additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets
goals and objectives. Prepares and maintains accurate milestone
schedules for each project and communicates internally and
externally if/when dates or assumptions change. Uses time
efficiently and works in an organized manner.
Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions when necessary.
Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Identifies problems in
a timely manner and develops realistic and creative solutions.
Resolves problems in early stages and over-communicates to ensure
all internal and external stakeholders are aware of plans to
resolve issues. Works well on teams and in group problem solving
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
Contributes to building a positive team spirit and is a net
positive addition to the Spec culture. Exhibits objectivity and
openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts the
success of the Spec team above own interests.
RequiredEducation/Experience: Bachelors Degree in Engineering or
3-5 years of experience in controls and automation role.
Experience in an OEM environment is preferred.
Detailed programming capability in Allen Bradley PLC Logic.
Factory Talk HMI programming ability.
A working knowledge in the use of AutoCAD.
An ability to design and develop electrical schematics for control
A working knowledge of the following systems is not required but
considered a plus: Wonderware, Siemens, PLC5 and Automation Direct
Benefits: Competitive Salary Medical, Dental and Vision Stock
option plan and more Paid time off Continued education support If
this sounds like you, we want to talk with you about joining our
team as a Controls Engineer!
Keywords: Gray Construction, Bolingbrook , Controls Engineer, Other , plainfield, Illinois
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