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Aerotek Controls Engineer in Buchanan, Michigan


The primary responsibility will be to take on the design effort on assigned projects under the direction of the Engineering Manager. They will have to program and troubleshoot PLCs for automated machines and equipment that Edgewater manufactures.

Responsibilities would include:

*Program PLC's from scratch for custom automation equipment

*Troubleshoot, edit and debug PLC's

*Travel with equipment to customer

*Write and document software

*Review and take ownership of budgets and schedules

*Work with the Project Manager to develop costs to complete and release dates

*Coordinate with the Controls Assembly Department during the build phases of the project to provide efficient and timely solutions to problems

*After power-up, debug software to develop the machine into a “production worthy” system

*Participate as a team member during the installation phase of the project.

Projects range in size from $100,000 to 2 million dollars. Domestic/International Travel will be required approximately 20% of the time.


Automation, PLC, Allen Bradley, Project, wiring, panel layout, electrical schematics, commissioning, plc programming, HMI, Siemens, circuit design, electrical schematics, panel layouts, Fanuc, servos, project management

Top Skills Details:

Allen Bradley



Additional Skills & Qualifications:


*4+ years' experience PLC programming from scratch for custom machines/equipment

*4+ years experience with Allen Bradley PLC programming software

*Commissioning and start-up experience

*Ability to travel up to 20% of the time


*BS in Electrical Engineering

*Siemens PLC software

*Hardware design experience using AutoCAD (electrical panel layouts, electrical schematics, circuit design)

*Fanuc Robotic experience

*Servo Motor experience

*Project Management or Lead Engineer experience

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.