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Control Systems Engineer

Somerset, NJ, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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The Control Systems Engineer will be responsible for remote and on-site site support of control systems for material handling equipment, providing troubleshooting, design/implementation/document control solutions, act as a liaison for internal and external resources, and be on call as needed.This position will also provide proper training, administration, oversight, and support to the Control Systems Leads (CSL) and Controls Systems Tech (CST) team members on troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance applications in a proactive manner.

The following roles and responsibilities are required for a successful Control Systems Engineer:

Proven leadership and previous experience in building/supporting a scalable and repeatable automation engineering platform; preferably in a material handling/logistics/distribution network

Experience working within large, diverse, matrixed and remote teams

Technical leadership and training of Controls Systems teams

Initiation, coordination and implementation of automation controls equipment projects for new systems deployment, equipment upgrades and optimization projects

Assist in developing long-term migration/upgrade path for core control system equipment within the Fulfillment Center network

Provide technical direction and guidance in system issue troubleshooting and root cause analysis

Monitor MHE metrics and partner with Reliability Maintenance and Engineering and Operations for system performance issues

Provide engineering review of controls changes following established CM practices and procedures

Provide programming solutions to issues of MHE automation controls systems using PLC and PC based software

Maintain, troubleshoot and modify PLC ladder logic for MHE systems including PLC/PC Controllers and industrial networks such as Ethernet, ControlNet, Device Net, Profibus, ProfiNet, As-i, motor control systems (LIM, LSM, VFD), Servo drives, remote I/O, vision systems, and electrical distribution systems

Act as escalation support for the control systems technician team; appropriately escalate downtime situations to vendors or headquarters for support to restore equipment operation

Monitor MHE Metrics and partner with facilities/client operations teams to deploy system performance improvements within the fulfillment center

Work within the cross site network to provide support and guidance for other fulfillment centers.

Monitor MHE Metrics and partner with facilities/client operations teams to deploy system performance improvements within the fulfillment center

Utilize AutoCad for review, modifications, and design changes to controls systems

Provide support and working relationships with Operations Engineering, AFT Controls Teams, Fulfillment Center Software teams, and IT to deliver solid performance within MHE automation controls systems

Provide technical resources at the Network level for Automation and Controls support

Manage Trouble Tickets, Change Management, and root cause analysis within assigned areas

Work with Automation and Controls vendors on a variety of issues and manage/coordinate vendor activities for upgrades/hotfixes/controls programming issue resolutions

Provide technical expertise using RSLogix 5000 to troubleshoot, program and modify PLC code

Provide technical expertise for Robotics systems components

Basic Qualifications 

4+ years of control system working experience in PLC based controls design, development, implementation and support

Experience with Siemens and/or Allen Bradley (A&B) PLC control level issue diagnosis

Experience in dealing with material handling, flow and capacity

Experience in Industrial networking and communications

Expertise with Siemens and/or Allen Bradley PLC processers and input/output modules

Expertise with HMI systems, Industrial Networks, VFD’s, Servo Controllers, etc.

Expertise with Industrial control systems, both hardware and software

Expertise using RSLogix 5000 and proven ability to troubleshoot, program and modify PLC

Experience with Robotics systems components

Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and modify program HMI components

Experience with 3 phase electrical systems

Strong skills in areas of leadership, organization and process management

Results driven – the ability to analyze, act, and implement to ensure desired results are achieved

A team player who is willing to roll up the sleeves

Self-motivated and customer-centric

Experience with email and MS Excel

Fluent in English

Ability to travel 70-90%


Master’s degree in Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

7+ years of electrical and automation controls experience

Experience with systems controls design and integration

Experience in field service engineering

Experience supporting a wide range of different conveyors and sort systems 

Proven history of remote technical phone support 

Experience with advanced automation controls systems 

Experience with industrial robotics 

Experience in business analysis and process re-engineering

Project management experience with PMP certification 

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