Controls Engineer (Field)

Controls Engineer (Field)

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US Remote, United States of America.
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Travel: 80%

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostics on the existing Controls and IT Systems.
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis and to avoid further incidents.
  • Actively work to create long term solutions to repetitive problems.
  • Solve unique or repetitive problems on the system.
  • Support Maintenance teams by providing leadership and training to minimize potential problems
  • Works systematically; applies well known methods and techniques and tooling to achieve concrete and known results.
  • Innovate new solutions and prevent future problems.
  • Clearly report to customers and internal customers on status of system and operations and come up with usable insights; propose improvements.
  • Develop tools and methods to measure performance.
  • Provide ongoing operational support to colleagues as well as customers during incidents.
  • Provides support outside of normal business hours to warehouse operations 24/7. 
  • Availability on site.
    • Create workarounds to incidents until the incident is resolved.
    • Input to develop post incident lessons learned.
    • Lead all root cause analysis and provide written analysis as well as deliver presentations.
    • Develop and provide process documentation and operating instructions to team members.
  • Work closely with clients and subcontractors.
  • Willing to travel domestically 80% of the time (some international).
  • Strict adherence to all safety regulations.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Computer/Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) year experience in operating and maintaining material handling systems or similar automated systems that contain conveyors, sorting systems, singulators or robotics.
  • Knowledge and experience reading Motor Control Panel Prints as well as working with Motor Control Panels.
  • Knowledge of 24-volt DC, 120-volt AC and 480-volt AC circuits.
  • Experience with Fiber/Cat 5 communications, Nord, SEW, Siemens or Allen Bradley VFDs, Profibus communications, ASi Networks, Controlnet, and TCP/IP.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience programming Siemens and Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers and formalized PLC training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with computer-based drafting/design; Auto CAD
  • Preferred skills in understanding and designing PLC programs (Allen Bradley, Siemens or Modicon preferred), SCADA systems (Allen-Bradley (RSview required, Wonderware preferred) …) and networks (i.e. Ethernet, Control Net, Device Net,)


  • Result driven attitude from a realistic perspective.
  • Ability to judge results and the consequences and take actions accordingly.
  • Strong team mentality and acceptance of responsibility for project completion
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Self-motivated with proven ability in problem solving skills under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work well with team members
  • Quality driven mentality
  • Interpret and knowing of procedures and regulations
  • Execute independently the job within the project team (not always routine)
  • Knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles
  • Electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques, and codes
  • Skilled in understanding and designing Engineering science: Logic and Programming

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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