Controls Engineer

Entech Staffing Solutions is seeking a Controls Engineer for a position in Novi, MI! This position is paying $35-60/hour and begins right away. Great health and financial benefits package!


  • Design machine tool electrical hardware and software controls systems
  • Design and develop electrical prints using AutoCAD
  • Program PLCs and HMIs
  • Create and troubleshoot ladder logic and HMI software.
  • Maintain and modifying existing systems
  • Work with mechanical engineering team to tailor electrical system to project requirements
  • Programming of automation
  • Design, implementation, testing, trouble shooting, startup onsite and offsite of machines
  • Remote/telephone customer support
  • Designing and programming automation and controls systems involving PLCs and servo drives.
  • Must be able to create and read logic and electrical diagrams for troubleshooting machines and automation systems, programming, simulation and testing, and start-up. Candidates will conduct functionality tests of equipment, as well as installation and repairs.
  • Robot integration with machine
  • Domestic and International Travel for Program Support and Field Service – 15% travel
  • Work collaboratively with design engineers, other internal staff, and subcontractors
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving machines and equipment
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with current health and safety regulations
  • Specifying components and materials for procurement
  • Participate in machinery installation, repair, and maintenance


  • Specific experience with electrical machine tool controls and a broader knowledge of lubrication, pneumatic and hydraulic controls.
  • Practical experience with field wiring.
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation products
  • A-B servo motors and drives, setting parameters and motor tuning.
  • Experience with two axis that are electronically geared.
  • Experience with other PLC/Servo Motor/Drive brands such as Siemens, Mitsubishi, SEW, etc.is a plus.
  • Must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with Allen Bradley PLCs.
  • Experience with several brands of HMI (Pro-face, C-more, etc.)
  • Experience tracking component purchases in conjunction with purchasing department.
  • Experience managing/directing electrical subcontractors (field wire, panel build and hardware/software design).
  • Experience with hydraulic motion controllers, such as Delta is a plus.
  • Ability to bring innovative ideas to the table to identify and implement latest technologies and reduce component and labor costs.
  • Experience with Robot programming is a plus

Essential Skills:

  • Advanced PLC programming (reading and writing) skills required.
  • Advanced process understanding ability, must be comfortable not only reading schematics, prints, and CAD, but also be comfortable explaining to other department team members how to use said process docs.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, associate technical degree preferred
  • At least two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

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