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Control Systems Engineer

Spiroflow Systems Inc.
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Job Posting: Control Systems Engineer

An exciting and rewarding opportunity to join one of the industry’s most capable and fastest growing System Integrators in the US! Our team is growing due to incredible customer demand for higher levels of automation and process controls.

Our team is preparing to accelerate our growth, and we are looking to hire Control Systems Engineer.

Key responsibilities are outlined below:

The Control Systems Engineer will develop, program, test, and commission industrial electrical control systems. In today’s environment there are numerous control strategies in both program design and hardware selection. The Control Systems Engineer’s principal duties involve the design of hardware and program structure for such systems intended to be used in the industrial environment. Designs shall consider industry best practices, customer standard practices, safety and compliance to all applicable codes.


The Control Systems Engineer may find him (her) self involved in projects at a variety of levels and is expected to adapt to the level of his (her) participation. A Control Systems Engineer is expected to have the skills to handle a project individually or integrate into a team. A Control Systems Engineer may be involved in a project in the following manners:

· Project Manager

· Lead Hardware Designer

· Lead Software Designer

· PAC/PLC Programmer

· HMI/OIT Programmer

· Field Service Engineer


The technical duties of a Control Systems Engineer are varied and diverse. The duties required shall be identified and assigned on a per project basis. It is understood that all individuals may not have the highest proficiency in all listed areas. All Control Systems Engineers are expected to continue developing their technical skills both individually and through group training provided by the company.

Key skills necessary to be successful are outlined below:

A CSE is required to have a working knowledge of PLC, HMI, motion control, robotics, and components used in process and machine control. Desired skills are listed below (not all are required):

· PLC Programming – Rockwell Automaton/Allen Bradley is required. Other platforms are a plus.

· HMI - PanelView Plus, FactoryTalk View ME/SE, Wonderware System platform

· Robotics

· Ability to calculate and analyze power requirements, fuse and overload sizes

· Managing a project to a successful completion

· Ability to Implement industrial networks with devices such as VFDs, load cells, printers, and cameras

· Designing, developing and troubleshooting multi-axis drive systems

· Query and write reports for databases

· Knowledge of NFPA, UL, IEC codes and ISA standards pertaining to electrical panels and control systems

· Knowledge of industry specific regulations such as 21 CFR part 11, validation procedures, safety requirements, area classifications

· Configure computers, VMs and networks

· Developing S88 batch models, creating KPI reports and interfacing with ERP systems


Field service is also required of a Control Systems Engineer including the following disciplines:

· IO testing

· Electrical safety practices.

· Arc Flash requirements

· Program testing

· System validation

· Equipment troubleshooting

· Process troubleshooting


Educational Requirements for a Control Systems Engineer is generally a Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline, Electrical preferred or Mechanical. The educational requirement may be satisfied by a minimum of 5 years work experience in a related field and a demonstrated proficiency in Industrial Control System Design and Programming.


A Control Systems Engineer reports directly to his (her) assigned Engineering Manager or delegate. The Control Systems Engineer also has accountability (dotted line responsibility) to the VP of Operations.


Working time requirements are varied. Due to the nature of the controls business, a Control Systems Engineer will be asked to work extra hours, weekend, holidays, or off shifts. Travel is expected to be as high as 30%.

Company Description
Spiroflow is a global leader in the field of powder handling and dry solids processing and an emerging leader in control systems integration. Throughout our 45-year history, our design engineers and process automation team have provided customers with the safest, most efficient, innovative and most reliable process solutions available.

Spiroflow Automation Solutions is a full-service industrial controls and automation systems Integrator. Our people and technology help make your manufacturing process work smarter and more efficiently. We provide our clients with highly efficient and cost-effective automation solutions. We make industrial applications become safer and more efficient.

Spiroflow Systems Inc.

Why Work Here?
Spiroflow maintains a positive working environment where input from everyone is encouraged and acted upon.

Spiroflow Systems, Inc has recently joined the AHS (Advanced Handling Solutions) platform as a part of May River Capital (May River), a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on lower middle market industrial growth companies. Focusing on material handling, AHS combines industry leading material handling equipment manufacturers to provide end to end solutions for customers. AHS, comprised of Spiroflow Systems, Inc and Cablevey, focuses on sectors like Food, Chemicals and Consumer Products.


31334 Industrial Parkway

Chicago, IL



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