Principal Controls Engineer


Marion, North Carolina

a month ago

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Principal Controls Engineer
Marion, North Carolina

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Controls Engineer
Location: Marion NC
Duration: 05 Months
This position is responsible for providing day to day engineering support during weekdays and weekends (as required) to manufacturing areas. Due to the nature of this position, a very high degree of initiative, teamwork and communication are required. This position provides technical guidance to other engineering staff, engineering and maintenance technicians, maintenance supervisors, and others as required. The Principal Controls Engineer is tasked with providing analysis of plant manufacturing capacity, process optimization and automation, VIP identification and implementation, process validation planning\execution using lean manufacturing techniques and other problem-solving tools. Working knowledge of machine design, AutoCAD, and PLC Programming, troubleshooting and project management required.

• Develops or participates in the development of solutions to problems specific to assigned project.
• Participates in continuous improvement projects.
• Works with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing regulatory compliance issues.
• Writes and/or executes, and reports on validation activities.
• Designs and performs routine testing, project experiments, analysis of data and reports results.
• Performs engineering studies on new equipment to determine proper settings, control points, etc. including data gathering during start up and test batches.
• Initiates new or revisions of protocols/operating instructions specific to the project.
• Performs NCR/CAPA investigations and tasks.
• Manage and execute change control activities related to equipment.
• Performs work assignments within production department that include training and technical support.
• Assists service department as an SME and leads equipment and/or process troubleshooting efforts as needed.
• Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to operating policies where appropriate.
• Establish and control capital operating budgets for projects.
• Assist in the design, installation and start-up of new equipment and systems as required.
• Perform technical trouble shooting and implement problem resolution for existing and new equipment/systems.
• Coordinate with cross-functional teams (internal and external) on projects relating to existing and new product lines.
• Provide leadership, direction, and expertise for complex projects.
• Provide leadership and drive innovation within the plant.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• The person in this position needs to frequently move between the office and the production floor.
• Must be able to work in a clean room environment without daylight / windows.
• Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to access machinery.
What you will bring
• Strong accountability and ownership.
• Strong leadership and project management skills.
• Knowledgeable in the practice and application of Lean Manufacturing.
• Knowledgeable in the practice and execution of validation protocols.
• Technical Software Skills Preferred:
• PLC: Allen-Bradley Control Logix, AB500, Safety PLCs
• HMI: Allen-Bradley
• Communication: Understanding of TCP/IP networks, RS-232 interfaces, Profibus communication, Fieldbus and HSSB
• Electrical: Hands on troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, understanding of Category 3 Safety Systems, E-Plan P8, AutoCAD, ability to read /draw schematics
• Familiarity with drives (such as servo and VFD) motion control, encoders, hydraulics, and pneumatics
• Robotics: Fanuc, Yaskawa
• Vision Systems: Cognex, Keyence
• Programming (Bonus): C#, C++, VB, SQL Server
Preferred Qualifications
• BS in Engineering required (Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering preferred)
• 7 – 10 years’ experience in a similar role
• Experience in a regulated industry is a plus.
Technical skill (Software or other):
• 7 -10 years Rockwell PLC experience
• Servo control systems (Rockwell, Yaskawa)
• Ability to read and write electrical schematics.
• Hands on mechanical skill set is a plus.
• AutoCad drafting skills is a plus. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $56.25/hr.

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