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Jr. Engineer (Electrical Controls) in Arlington, TX at GTA

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Title: Jr. Engineer (Electrical Controls)
Req- LR-REQ-00503
Location: Arlington, TX
Pay rate: $28/hr - $30/hr
Additional Benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: contract

Our client is seeking an Electrical Controls Engineer who possesses who a Bachelor's degree in electrical/electronic Engineering or related field 3-5+ years of electrical controls/system engineering industry experience.

  • Responsible for the design, modeling, development and testing of a machine, structure or system.
  • Develops functional requirements. Understands and applies standard engineering principles.
  • Creates simulations and prototypes to evaluate preliminary designs and test how a machine, structure or system operates. Designs and tests components, and integrates components to produce final product.
  • Monitors quality of products and controls the efficiency of processes.
  • Evaluates a design's overall effectiveness, cost, reliability, and safety. Investigates root causes of failures to maintain quality and recommend improvements.
  • Electrical Controls Engineer Essential Functions: Able to design, develop, and streamline various aspects of electrical controls systems, general electrical circuitry, pneumatic, hydraulic systems, and machinery in the plant with use of AutoCAD/AutoCAD Electric, HMI Software/Design, and/or E-Plan.
  • Provide direction and be able to execute that programming for installation of and technical troubleshooting support of PLC ladder-logic based hardware and software applications throughout the plant. provide controls and system engineering support for emergency and unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production peak and off-peak run times as needed.
  • Able to work with cross functional groups, as well as work effectively with plant engineers and maintenance supervisors to complete projects on time and within schedule. able to read and interpret equipment manuals, schematics, machinery assembly drawings, create component hardware BOMs, and determine additional systems/hardware components for the design of electrical controls systems and circuitry diagrams to perform required maintenance and service able to diagnose process and machinery problems utilizing root cause failure analysis techniques, replace or report equipment parts, test and make adjustments required.
  • Assist with and provide guidance for the compliance of plant safety regulations such as (Arch Flash Electrical Safety - NFPA-70E, Energized work Permits, Safe Cell Entry). Prior related plant (JIT) shop-floor electrical controls system support is a plus.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical/electronic Engineering or related field 3-5+ years of electrical controls/system engineering industry experience
  • Strong skills in Ladder logic, preferably Allen-Bradley systems, PLCs, SLC, and ControLogix 5000-5580
  • Strong skills in HMI Design, preferably Factory Talk view and ignition, WonderWare, LabVIEW
  • Familiarity with Ethernet/IP and basic networking applications and practices
  • Working knowledge and understanding of plant power distribution equipment and controls
  • Experience and working knowledge of robot teach points and programming code understanding.

Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client, and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible

1. Please explain your electrical controls/system engineering experience?
2. How would you rate your skills on a scale of 1 -5 for the following skills, with 5 being an expert :
     a) Allen-Bradley systems
    c) SLC
    d)   ControLogix 5000-558
3. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight  from your       career that would make you a great fit for this position?
4. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
5. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
6. What is your 'acceptable” and 'ideal base” compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
7. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
8. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
9. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years

If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms


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