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Controls Engineer


Fort Wayne, indiana

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Controls Engineer


Compensation: Competitive Salary + Annual Bonus

Benefits: Comprehensive Insurance, Relocation, and Retirement Package

Note: Relocation assistance available.

About Us: We are seeking a talented Controls Engineer to join our team in Fort Wayne, IN. We offer a competitive salary, an annual bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a Controls Engineer, you will play a vital role in designing, programming, and maintaining control systems in our manufacturing facility.


  • Design, specify, procure, program, install, and maintain all control systems for our Fort Wayne manufacturing facility.
  • Ensure that control systems comply with company and site standards, including safety reviews and Management of Change. Write PLC/HMI programs for equipment installations and modifications, and support the replacement of obsolete components.
  • Assist in developing and executing the 5-year plan for capital improvements to control and data collection systems. Prioritize improvement projects, select equipment and contractors, oversee all activities, and authorize payments for completed work.
  • Support the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Industrial Automation master plan.
  • Collaborate with engineers to design and implement control and communication systems for all capital projects in the plant. Develop and install new safety devices to enhance operator and machine safety.
  • Work with the Maintenance Manager to identify control skills gaps and provide training for Maintenance Department employees.
  • Troubleshoot and support PLC, HMI, Machine Controls, and MES systems as necessary, ensuring 24/7 functionality.
  • Assist in the startup and debugging of MES and PLC/HMI changes.
  • Provide ongoing training and documentation for engineers and maintenance technicians.
  • Update existing control systems and devices to meet MES requirements. Select and install instrumentation that enables MES data collection.
  • Contribute to the design of databases, reports, and user interfaces to support MES user needs.

Join our team and be a key player in enhancing our manufacturing processes through innovative control system design and implementation. Your expertise will help ensure the efficiency and reliability of our facility.



  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, or applicable Engineering Technology.
  • Experience in programming PLCs and interfacing with industrial controls.
  • Knowledge of control systems such as Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Inductive Automation, Wonderware, WinCC, and SQL Databases.
  • Proficiency in programming languages, including Python.
  • Willingness to travel as needed (approximately 10%).
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Project management experience.

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