Controls/Automation/Electrical Engineer at Gray Construction in Plainfield, Illinois

Posted in Architecture 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Conceptualize, engineer, and complete detailed design of controls, safety, and power circuits for automation projects. Use AutoCAD to design electrical schematics, pneumatic systems and panel layouts for automation systems per specifications. Create specs from variety of sources including from scratch as required. Evaluate/integrate designs with mechanical design

  • Apply broad knowledge of technical principles, procedures and practices to define product concept, design schematics, layouts, bills of material (hardware selection) associated software, and wiring diagrams. Ensure safety concepts are part of design

  • Leverage existing designs to the greatest extent possible and work to build designs that can be re-used for similar applications in the future

  • Assist Application Engineers with quoting System controls as needed

  • Outline machine sequence of operations by flowcharting format

  • Participate in kick-off and design review meetings as required

  • Meet project budget, cost and time schedules and deadlines

  • Test, troubleshoot, debug designs, pilot runs, customer acceptance training

  • Travel and interface with customer and resources as required to troubleshoot controls issues at customer sites. Perform electrical and some mechanical work as a standalone support person

  • Evaluate the feasibility of conceptual projects and prepares detailed analysis, including time and cost for completing the projects.

  • Communicate and report status of each project to the management and department that sponsors the project.

  • Design of electrical control panels using AutoCAD

  • Programming of PLC's using Rockwell Automation Studio 5000

  • Configuration of HMI's using Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View Studio

  • Testing, implementation, commissioning of projects

  • Oversee/manage the execution of the projects

Required Skills:

Qualified candidates must have 0-7 years of experience in the industry and an Engineering degree from a four year college/university. We are seeking someone with experience in electrical design of controls and improving processes. SPEC Engineering is headquartered in Plainfield, IL with an office available in Chicago, IL.