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Title:  Senior Engineer, Controls

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CommScope is looking for two Sr Controls Engineer in Catawba, NC


General Summary:


Design, install, program, and startup control systems, HMI’s, and reporting systems for production lines.  Redesign, troubleshoot, and repair control systems to improve productivity.  Develop preventative maintenance procedures for production controls.  Training of maintenance personnel and supervision of vendor/installation activity.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop and code programs for PLC’s and PC’s in order to control the various processes associated with the manufacturing of cable and report important metrics.


  • Design and layout the various electrical control systems associated with cable manufacturing.  Includes electrical system checkout and support during installation.


  • Utilize the CAD system to design and maintain system drawings.


  • Troubleshoot problems associated with the PLC’s, drives, and control systems.


Educational and Experience

  • A completed Bachelor degree in a related technical curriculum with 8 years of experience or a completed Master's degree with 5 years of experience


Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong project management competency and large scale projects.
  • Allen Bradley PLCs: Controllogix, CompactLogix, PLC 5. Need to be able to Design, Install or direct to install components and Program.
  • Allen Bradley Drives and servo systems - Power Flex Drive series, Kinetix 5500 and 5700 series. Need to be able to Design, Install or direct to install components and Program.
  • Allen Bradley HMI - RsView – Setup and program
  • Understanding and setting up of communications- ethernet, DH+ and Profibus.
  • Use of AutoCad or Draftsight. Can develop schematics.
  • Must be capable of working effectively with vendors and suppliers to resolve process and component issues. 
  • Able to function effectively in a team and self-directed work environment preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, required.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments for process optimization.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Siemens S7 or Siemens AI portal software Programming and supporting.
  • Siemens Drives. Programming and supporting.
  • Siemens Servo S120 or G120 Programming and supporting.
  • Wonderware standalone.Programming and supporting.
  • Yaskawa Servo System Programming and supporting.
  • Knowledge of extrusion process


It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


Nearest Major Market: Hickory

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