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Material Handling Systems Inc Controls Engineer in Lowell, Michigan


This position encompass all aspects of Controls System Engineering and Information Systems development, as well as Project Management.


  • Controls project planning (i.e., project scheduling/phasing, subcontract planning, resource planning, budget planning, commissioning planning)

  • Review of project requirements & definition and the formulation of project specifications (i.e., functional, design, etc.)

  • Verification and validation of engineered system (hardware and/or software) to specifications

  • Project risk analysis

  • All aspects of control system execution, from hardware design, system design, network design, software development (PLC and/or PC related systems), and system commissioning.

  • Involved in technical, system architecture and application concepting

  • Progress monitoring of engineering and installation subcontractor

  • Interface with clients as well as subcontractors and solve issues and problems to satisfaction of company and client.


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in implementation of control systems

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, verbal, and written skills

  • Decision making ability

  • Ability to deal with experienced, multidisciplinary, technical specialists

  • Ability to coordinate small to large projects independently

  • Knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles

  • Skilled in Engineering science: Logic and Programming

  • Ability to design and program PLC's , SCADA systems, Database applications

  • Significant electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques, and codes

  • Skills in AutoCAD, MS Office suite and MS Project

  • PLC experience with Rockwell/Allen-Bradley (ControlLogix & CompactLogix), Modicon and Siemens (S7)

  • HMI experience with Rockwell/Allen-Bradley, Wonderware, Intellution and WinCC

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

It is the policy of Material Handling Systems, Inc (MHS) and its affiliated companies to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship status (if authorized to work in the U.S.), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, MHS will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job ID: 2020-1370

External Company Name: Material Handling Systems Inc

External Company URL: https://www.mhsglobal.com/

Street: 655 Lincoln Lake Ave. SE