Controls Engineer

Louisiana, United States

Posted on 07/30/2020 by Omega Point Partners

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Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Other



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Associate's Degree

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We have an exceptional opportunity for Controls Engineer to join a global client with thousands of employees across 38 countries.  They are an industry leader and use cutting edge technologies!  This division develops and produces custom, precision steel products in a new state of the art facility.

You will be designing, developing, testing and supporting our systems for our automated hot-rolling mill and finishing mill  You will troubleshoot / upgrade hardware & software to improve production times, steel quality, equipment performance, energy consumption, down-time reduction, and process automation

Generous benefits and compensation package for this key role.  Substantial relocation support is also provided to a great location that has been rated in the top 25 cities for recent grads not to mention a great low cost of living with nationally ranked schools in the area and low taxes!



  • Assist in the development and implementation of work procedures, PMs and LOTO
  • Participate in plant 5S and Lean and all continuous improvement activities
  • Conduct "Root Cause Analysis" meetings to determine and rectify problematic issues in the process
  • Manage setting up down days, outages, and special projects
  • Create and commission industrial controls systems, PLC software design, and HMI screens
  • Responsible for PLC/HMI code development, code installation, debugging, troubleshooting and commissioning of new equipment
  • Perform peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up, and machine validation
  • Ensure that systems are designed and programmed to meet the specifications
  • Oversee all electrical projects
  • Coordinate effective repairs and maintenance on Finishing Mill equipment utilizing SAP
  • Become part of our Preventative Maintenance program and World Class Maintenance Organization
  • Perform work with maintenance staff as required
  • Ensure compliance to all safety regulations



  • AS or/ BS in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Automated Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent – or will consider and equivalent combination of technical school education and 7 years of relevant industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial manufacturing plant automated machinery, controls systems programming and commissioning
  • Experience with an integrator is highly valued
  • Experience with diverse brand controls equipment (Allen-Bradley, Rockwell, Siemens) such as PLCs, HMIs, servo drives, VFDs, motion controllers, power supplies, and sensors
  • Must have some background in Siemens PLC programming / troubleshooting
  • Skilled with controls network setup and commissioning such as Ethernet and Profibus
  • Previous construction / Start-up experience is desired
  • Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to organize and explain complex data in a clear manner
  • Detail oriented with proven analytical, problem identification and resolution skills
  • Project experience both large and small, in design and engineering improvements
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, coworkers and management
  • Seamless Pipe Mill Experience a huge plus!
  • Professional certifications / industry training is a plus!
  • Advanced education is a plus

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