Controls Engineer


Controls Engineers Jobs Minneapolis


A controls engineer is responsible for assisting in various electrical engineer disciplines. An understanding of design engineering, automation, machine controls, power controls, and programming is typical. Control engineers also likely will have a BSEE.

A controls engineer works on complex technical projects from the concept and initial design through implementation and testing. In this process, the controls engineer will participate and support the startup and commissioning of projects. He or she will also develop technical solutions, resolve project issues, and read and understand related drawings and technical documentation.

Some other fields in which controls engineers work include:

- PLC programming & PC Programming (Allen Bradley, Siemens, RS Logic, GE controls, Fanuc,  programming)
- HMI programming (Human Machine Interface)
- Motion control system design and implementation

Robotics or pick and place machine controls/programming
- Control hardware design and documentation (includes power distribution and component sizing)
- AutoCAD Electrical

Engineering:
- System Design
- Develop electrical schematics and interconnect diagrams
- Develop Bill of Materials
- On-Site Startup
- PLC programming
- HMI Configuration


  • Specialties
    • Oil & Gas
    • Electrical utilities
      • Power plants
      • Wind farms
      • Substation/transmission
    • Manufacturing
    • Architectural & Engineering Firms
    • Land development
    • Medical device
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