Controls Engineer in Marengo, Illinois at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 9/16/2019

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Altra Thomson Linear group is seeking an experienced Controls Engineer with LabVIEW system expertise. The Controls Engineer will be responsible for supporting / upgrading current end of line test systems and designing new automated systems consisting mainly of NI hardware and other common controls hardware. The person must have knowledge of modern safety practices, controlling product flow, data acquisition, and programming algorithms to process analog and digital inputs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for LabVIEW programming and HMI interfaces
  • Production, installation and commissioning of NI based systems
  • Documentation, operation and enhancement of NI based systems
  • Controls level Electrical Design
  • Liaison with other mfg. engineers and product engineers to form requirements for NI based systems
  • Detailed design and specification of hardware, distributed IO and infrastructure components
  • Detailed design of software structure and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • PLC Programming
  • Working with SQL and MS Access databases

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Team with engineering during the early stages of Design Tollgate process and develop functional test parameters and requirements from product design specifications.
  • Design and build automated test stands using LabVIEW and National Instruments hardware to perform verification and validation of actuator assemblies.
  • Upgrade current test systems with newer technology. Incorporate mistake-proof methodologies as part of final test process.
  • Improve operator safety by incorporating safety mechanisms such as light curtains and IR sensors.
  • Help improve quality by developing automated test data collection plan to enable robust root-cause analysis.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • At least 4 years of experience with LabVIEW programming and systems, gained in an industrial environment
  • Technical Experience with National Instruments hardware (cDAQ & cRIO systems).
  • Hardware experience working with pneumatics, hydraulics, motors (AC, DC), Printed Circuit Boards, Load Cells, Programmable Power Supplies, bar code readers, Zebra label printers, Engravers, and Encoders.
  • Software experience with Labview, MS Access , MS SQL, AutoCAD Electrical, and PLC development Software.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Excellent logical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid organization, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

 

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: 

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.