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Senior Controls Engineer

Company: Wunderlich-Malec
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering (WM) is a 100% employee-owned ESOP and one of the largest and most well-established engineering companies in the United States.We have a Mid to Sr. Controls Engineer position available in our Huntington, CA office. This position will be delivering automation systems for mostly Life Science and Pharmaceutical projects in San Diego and Oranges Counties.

When you join WM you become part of a company that is:

  • 100% employee-owned company with over 40 years of industry history
  • Entrepreneurially Minded
  • A Top 5 Systems Integrator Giant
  • ENR top 500 firm at #170 This position requires demonstrated technical proficiency in implementing automation solutions with PLC, HMI, SCADA, and DCS/Delta V platforms. The Mid- or Senior Controls Engineer will interact directly with the customer and lead a team of Wunderlich-Malec engineers in identifying requirements, developing specifications, and implementing/testing/commissioning/qualifying automation solutions.

    This position is a leadership role within the business unit and requires strong problem-solving ability, well-balanced people skills, an aptitude for business efficiency, and an interest in creating partnerships. The Mid- or Senior Controls Engineer demonstrates success by securing repeat work with both new and existing customers.

    Major Responsibilities
    • This position requires the ability to deliver innovative automation solutions and design standards either self-directed or as a leader of a team. The candidate must have the ability to conceptualize, detail, and implement control systems for industrial processes and machinery that meet our customer's requirements. This involves the development of a control system architecture, selecting the components to be used, detailing schematic diagrams and system documentation, programming controllers (PLC, DCS/Delta V), programming the process visualization (HMI/SCADA), developing databases for archiving/displaying historical system data and implementing/commissioning the control system at the client's facility. Knowledge of controller programming languages such as Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text, and others to achieve the desired results is required. Also having knowledge of standard programming languages such as VBA, .NET, and SQL and Python for the development of HMI/SCADA systems is preferred.
    • For larger systems, experience with industrial networking used to connect control system components and instrumentation is preferred. The Controls Engineer would design, detail, and implement a variety of fiber, wired and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Modbus, etc.).
    • This position oftentimes requires the following project management responsibilities: developing project execution plans, work breakdown structures and associated budgets, task prioritization and scheduling, task ordering, time tracking and reporting, financial tracking and reporting, early problem identification, conflict management/resolution, leading and supporting a team, and attending project status meetings. Also includes overseeing daily operations and activities of a project(s) up to $1M. This position is often responsible for ensuring the overall profitability of the project.
    • The ideal candidate must have a diverse engineering skillset with the ability to work independently. Will act as technical lead on projects and guide lower-level engineers and technicians. Could also act as Project Manager on smaller projects Minimum Requirements


      Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science or equal experience.


      Greater than 5 years with capabilities in below areas is preferred:
      • In-depth understanding of Emerson DeltaV platform.
      • Experience in PLC-5 to ControlLogix conversions.
      • In-depth understanding of PLC hardware/software platforms such as Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and Modicon.
      • In-depth understanding of HMI/SCADA hardware/software platforms such asServers, VM's, Networks, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk and Plant Pax, Aveva System Platform and Edge, Inductive Automation Ignition, GE iFIX, Siemens Winn CC and TI Portal.
      • Understanding of DCS hardware/software platforms such as Emerson DeltaV or similar.
      • Understanding of Batch/Recipes, OEE, MES, and ERP systems.
      • Experience in industries such as Life Sciences, Building Automation, Food and Beverage, and Water Treatment.
      • Experience in the design of electrical schematics, and control panels including power distribution under 480VAC, and associated NEC references desired.
      • Experience with AutoCAD is also desired
      • Experience leading a team of engineers/technicians to provide control system solutions
      • Experience mentoring less experienced engineers
      • Professional references, preferably one from each of the following: a subordinate, a peer, and a manager.
      • Ability to travel up to 25%.

        Physical Demands of Position

        Seeing, color perception, hearing, clear speech, dexterity in hands, driving, lifting, ability to mount/dismount equipment, pushing and pulling.

        Working Environment

        Standard office environment, on-site office environment, diverse industrial environments, frequent use of a personal computer, facsimile/copy machines, and phones.

        *Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance.



        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Wunderlich-Malec, Huntington Beach , Senior Controls Engineer, Engineering , Huntington Beach, California

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