Controls Engineer


Southfield, MI

Industry: Engineering Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 415 days ago

  by    Benjamin Workman

This job is no longer available.

Broetje Automation - Southfield, MI

Position Title: Controls and Commissioning Engineer

Location: Southfield, MI USA

Department: Engineering

Position Reports To: Director of Engineering and Operations

Job Description:

  • Produce and commission industrial controls HW design, PLC software design, and HMI screens for aerospace manufacturing systems, conveyors, and material handling systems.
  • Responsible hands-on controls hardware designs (ePlan, AutoCAD), analysis, engineering calculations, and design reviews independently or as part of a team.
  • Responsible for PLC/HMI code development, code installation, debug on job site, and commissioning of the complete system.
  • Support application engineering in developing solution concepts and cost estimates, attend customer meetings as required.
  • Apply controls engineering expertise to optimize equipment design and to achieve better design quality, maintainability, and reliability.
  • Design equipment to meet the allocated budgets and applicable codes, and maintain project schedule milestone dates.
  • Generate subcontractor and installation specifications for procurement of subunits.
  • Quality inspection and monitoring of subcontractors’ work.
  • Travel to job sites for commissioning and troubleshooting of equipment and support installation crews as required.
  • Develop acceptance test procedures and support customer acceptance tests as required.
  • Develop user’s manual and training documentation for the designed equipment. Execute customer training on site.
  • Perform engineering studies for new products and prepare and submit technical papers on developed products.


  • BS or Associatedegree in Electrical or Computer Science Engineering
  • 5+ yrs experience in industrial automated machinery, robotics, conveyors, and material handling system controls design, programming, and commissioning.
  • Experience with diverse brand controls equipment (Rockwell, Siemens) such as PLCs, HMIs, servo drives, VFDs, motion controllers, power supplies, and sensors.
  • Experience with controls network setup and commissioning such as Ethernet and Profibus.
  • Proficient in CAD Design packages such as AutoCAD and ePlan
  • Must be able to interpret NEC and local codes.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving and troubleshooting skills using an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Must be a results oriented person and an excellent performer working in a team environment with good communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office products.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,.00 to $90,.00 /year

Job Location:

  • Southfield, MI


  • Step 7 Programming: 1 year
  • Industrial Automation: 1 year
  • PLC Software Design: 1 year

$80K - $90K