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Sr. Project Engineer - Controls Eden Prairie, MN ref

Skills: Implement Control Systems, User Interface Applications, AutoCAD, SCADA Programming, Scripting, SQL

Experience level: Mid-senior Experience required: 10 Years Education level: Bachelorís degree Job function: Engineering Industry: Industrial Automation Compensation: View salary Total position: 1 Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders


100% employee-owned ESOP and one of the largest and most well-established (35+ years) engineering companies in the United States - we have a Sr. Project Engineer Engineer - Controls position available in our Eden Prairie, MN office. The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for controls engineering involving control panel design, PLC programming, instrumentation, checkout support, and start-up assistance.


This position may be responsible for the implementation of conceptual design and technical review of projects. This includes both internal design efforts and client reviews.

Design, develop, and, implement control systems (logic software and hardware) to meet machine and integrated system requirements.

Develops control logic software and user interface applications.

Develops schematics detailing control system configuration and wiring, and designs equipment panel layouts on AutoCAD software.

Design network architecture for control systems to interface with multiple communication protocols

Develop procedural documentation for instrumentation and hardware configurations

Write operational philosophy and sequence of operation documents for control system implementation

Will assist with initial start-up and debugging of integrated systems and the development of system documentation.

Individual will be working on automation and control system integration projects for clients in industries such as food and beverage, wood, or grain facilities.

May act as lead on some projects and guide lower-level engineers and technicians.


A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. An AA in Engineering Technology or equivalent with equivalent experience may be substituted.

Technical Experience

Greater than 10 years of experience with a proven track record in the areas below:

Experience in one or more of the following industries: Food and Beverage, Oil & Gas, Wood or Grain.

Experience in the design of electrical schematics, including power distribution, control panels, and associated NEC references

Experience with PLC ladder logic and function block programming (i.e. Rockwell Automation, Modicon, Siemens) are required

Experience with SCADA programming, scripting, and their applications (i.e. Cimplicity, Wonderware, Intellution, Rockwell Automation) is required

Ability to configure numerous types of electronic overloads, VFDís, and Servos.

Knowledge in Databases, SQL, Scripting, Historian and Virtual Machines.

Experience with AutoCAD and ability to navigate 3D models.

Experience mentoring less experienced engineers.

Professional references, preferably one from each of the following: a subordinate, a peer, and a manager.

Must have a valid driverís license, passport and the ability to travel up to 30%.

Physical Demands of Position:

Seeing, color perception, hearing, listening, clear speech, dexterity in hands, driving, lifting, climbing, and ability to mount and dismount equipment, pushing, pulling, ability to travel distances for projects.

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment, on-site office environment, and diverse industrial environments.

Frequent personal computer usage, copy machines, phones, and other office equipment.

jonathan thompson
San Diego, CA 92126

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