Controls Engineer

  • ID: 531460
  • Posted: 9/18/2023
  • Location: Welcome, NC
  • Category: Pro - Engineering
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Are you a Controls Specialist interested in joining a leader in North America in the manufacturing and engineering services providing steel components and complex, high value-added assemblies for the agricultural, construction, mining, energy, and heavy truck industries?

Are you interested in working with the newest machines and technologies?

Do you have experience with Allen Bradley, Siemens, and/or Fanuc? 

If you answered yes to those three questions, then apply today!

Acara Solutions is seeking highly qualified candidates to work ONSITE with our customers in Welcome, NC  


Here's what you'd do:
  • Design and program the entire automation process from start of project to completion, including direct responsibility for complete implementation.
  • Assist project engineers in identifying and assessing potential applications of company projects and services to meet customer needs and preparing project specified documentations.
  • Collect and process information from drawings, Customers, the Production Team, and Management to develop and program new robotic application processes.
  • Work on multi line projects as part of a team.
  • Responsible for the job being completed on time and functioning safely, all within the quoted cycle time.
  • Ensure that the final design meets approved standards and specifications.
  • Program the robots, conduct testing and ensure the robots run efficiently.
  • Responsible for the basic integration and teaching of robots and supporting the engineering team to conduct robotic/automation testing. 
  • Offline Programming (OLP) simulation experience with products such as RoboGuide, Delfoi, or DTPS. 
  • Uploading OLP's from simulation, setting payloads, and point touch-up. 
  • Maintain and troubleshoot existing programs
     *    Use HMI (Human Machine Interface) navigation and minor programming.
     *    Use of programmable logic control systems (PLC's) to program and troubleshoot automated equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, service and repair robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics etc.
  • Identification of new opportunities for automation within the manufacturing processes.
  • Always support and promote proper use of required personal protective equipment.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles to establish optimal assembly and fabrication methods.
  • Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.
  • Lead improvement teams, applying Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and other operational excellence techniques to achieve improvements.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding automation capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate improved production processes.
  • Follow and comply with all Operational Procedures and policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e., IATF, ISO 14001)
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of HMI programming with brands such as Automation Direct and Allen-Bradley panels.
  • Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting with brands such as Allen-Bradley, Datalogic, and Siemens. 

Here's what you'll get:
  • Hours: 40 Hours/Week
  • Length: Direct Placement
  • $75K to $85K  annual salary 
  • Medical Insurance: 
  • Retirement Plan: 401K Plan 
  • Paid Time Off(PTO)
Sound like a good fit? 
About Acara Solutions
Acara is a premier provider of recruiting and workforce solutions we help companies compete for talent. With a legacy of needs in various industries worldwide, we partner with clients, listen to their needs, and customize visionary talent solutions that drive desired business outcomes. We leverage decades of experience to deliver contingent staffing, direct placement, executive search, and workforce services worldwide.
Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Associate degree in EET with a focus in mechatronics or 3-5 years experience with industrial automation applications.
  • Knowledge of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and network design required as well as a thorough knowledge of the safety requirements related to automated processes.
  • Understanding of robot integration 
  • Hands-on experience in robotics and robotics troubleshooting 
  • Experience with any of the following is considered a strong asset: Fanuc, Panasonic, Allen-Bradley, Datalogic, Automation Direct, and Siemens. 
  • Robot I/O capabilities and PLC communication protocols.
  • Experience with simulation tools and DCS settings.
  • Strategic thinker and effective problem solver
  • Perceptive, responsible, and accountable 
  • Team player

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Experience in robot programming and automated welding processes 
  • Creo experience is preferred.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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