Control Systems Lead at Cushman & Wakefield in Simi Valley, California

Posted in Other 20 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Title
Control Systems Lead

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Control Systems Lead

C&W Services is the industry leader in Integrated Maintenance Solutions providing service to more than 600 companies worldwide and is a sister company of Cushman & Wakefield.

C&W Services offers:

  • Weekly Pay!

  • Comprehensive Benefits that start on your first day!

  • Advancement Opportunities!

  • Training to work in a Cutting Edge Facility!

  • A Safety First Culture!

About the Role:

As a Control Systems Lead, you will lead service technicians on the team with maintaining, troubleshooting, and modifying Material Handling (MHE) controls systems equipment to ensure operational performance. You will support the Operations Maintenance team by designing solutions for difficult problems and managing projects. You will help train, and mentor service technicians and contract technicians.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Promote a safe working environment by following all safety procedures

  • Troubleshoot and modify software programs for material handling control systems, including PLC/PC controllers, Allen Bradley Controllogix and Compactlogix PLC platform utilizing RSLogix 5000 software package. Including Industrial networks such as Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, AS-I, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems.

  • Act as first level escalation support for the control system technician teams. Appropriately escalate downtime situations to vendors or headquarters for support to restore equipment operation.

  • Apply subject matter expertise in material handling and electronic control systems to maximize building utilization of systems

  • Monitor MHE metrics and partner with Controls Technicians and Mechanics to resolve equipment electrical problems that create performance deficiencies. Perform controls systems assessments to maintain and improve equipment reliability

  • Partner with Facility Operations leadership, equipment vendors and parts suppliers to plan and coordinate new technology installations. Acting as the technical consultant for capital projects inside the building

  • Communicate technical issues and project timelines with building leadership, operations and the maintenance team. Explain production impacts and work closely with operations and engineering to ensure a thorough understanding of impact to systems

  • Develop training plans for Control Systems Technicians

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree with a focus in in Electronic Technology or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of experience with Motor Controls (motor starts, variable frequency drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components)

  • 5+ years of experience with programming HMI components

  • 5+ years of experience with Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) programs

  • 5+ year of experience with Robotics system components and controls

  • 3+ years with SCADA systems and KPI's

  • Experiencing interpreting and modifying mechanical and electrical drawings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

  • 4+ years of experience in the Electrical fields, or in Control Systems development, troubleshooting and programming

  • 4+ years of experience supporting advanced automation controls systems maintenance and development

  • 3+ years of experience supporting a wide range of conveyors and sortation systems

  • Leadership and project management experience

  • Experience with ASRS systems and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to reach overhead, kneel, squat, climb steps/ladders and frequently lift a maximum of 50 lbs. of equipment

  • Ability to perform tasks wearing appropriate or required PPE, which may include but is not limited to hard hat, face mask, face shield, and composite toe shoes.

  • Regularly required to crouch or bend and reach to install and move equipment

  • Ability to move between departments, floors, and properties to facilitate work, averaging 6 to 12 miles per day

  • Must be able to work in an environment with fluctuating temperatures

  • Regularly required to type on a computer for 1-2 hours per day

Cushman & Wakefield also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life, and disability insurance programs, and paid and unpaid time away from work. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Cushman and Wakefield provide eligible employees with competitive pay, which may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, total hours worked, job type, business line, and applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

The compensation that will be offered to the successful candidate will depend on factors such as whether the position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the geographic area in which the work will be performed, market pay rates in that area, and the candidate's experience and qualifications.

The company will not pay less than minimum wage for this role.

The compensation for the position is: $44.31 - $44.31

C&W Services is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, please call the ADA line at 1-888-365-5406 or email . Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.

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