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Controls Engineer

A Controls Engineer at Ohio Gratings is generally responsible for all aspects of Controls and Automation systems, including management, specification, procurement, implementation, safety, troubleshooting, and supporting other support groups.


SUMMARY: A Controls Engineer at Ohio Gratings is generally responsible for all aspects of Controls and Automation Systems.  The Controls Engineer is capable of developing and implementing new and upgraded controls systems that include but are not limited to hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, robotic, mig welding, and safety controls.  The Controls Engineer will project manage large capital projects, support existing controls systems, write internal and external controls engineering specifications, provide guidance to technicians, and provide training as needed.  The Controls Engineer promotes safety as a top priority, and conducts controls safety evaluations and provides countermeasures promptly


This job description does not describe all activities, duties, responsibilities, or physical demands that are required of the employee for this job.  Likewise, the work environment described is merely representative. Duties, responsibilities, activities, physical demands, and work environment may change at any time with or without notice.



·        Perform project management of capital projects as required

·        Develop and implement control systems for new and existing equipment

·        Generate schematics and panel layouts utilizing CAD

·        Conduct system simulation and testing

·        Perform on site commissioning and training as required

·        Create critical sparts parts lists & suggested PM procedures where applicable

·        Support existing control systems via troubleshooting and maintenance

·        Provide direction / specification for external machine procurement

·        Write or approve internal controls engineering specifications

·        Evaluate safety controls for compliance and implement appropriate countermeasures

·        Implement migration paths for obsolete controls and components

·        Provide guidance/mentoring to the electrical technicians

·        Continually promote safety as a top priority

·        Perform other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Strong Process Engineering background a plus
  • Experience managing and executing capital projects
  • 3- 5 years minimum experience with writing and troubleshooting PLC/HMI software for machinery or equipment and be familiar with electrical hardware
  • Experience with Rockwell and Siemens PLC/HMI programming software
  • Experience with Robotic controls system, Fanuc and Yaskawa/Motoman preferred
  • Experience with AutoCAD or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Hydraulic and Pneumatic control systems
  • Knowledge of NEC, NFPA 70E, NFPA 79, and RIA standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision



EEO STATEMENT: Ohio Gratings, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected under local, state, or federal laws.