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Controls Engineer in Rochester Hills, MI at Koch Enterprises, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/10/2019

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Job Description

Thank you for your interest in joining the Jessup Systems team!  Jessup Systems is the leading manufacturer of programmable automatic plating hoist systems.  Experience, practical engineering, quality workmanship, and dedication to customer satisfaction have earned Jessup Systems a reputation for building the most competitive plating equipment on the market today. 

The Controls Engineer designs control systems for programmable automatic plating hoist systems. Includes development of specifications, device layout drawings, control schematics, PLC logic, electromechanical pumping and control valves. Works closely with the overall project team to design systems meeting the project requirements. Uses creativity and innovation to tailor the standard product offering to meet customer needs. Leads large projects and directs the work of assigned team members. Performs duties with minimal direction. Experience with Allen Bradley Control Equipment preferred.


  • Develops documentation, designs system layouts, schematics, and control devices, usually for large projects or multiple small projects
  • Performs diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making
  • Leads large projects by defining and issuing work to assigned team members or runs multiple small projects with minimal direction
  • Prepares schematics and specifications for control panel fabrication
  • Maintains a progress schedule that meets project milestones
  • Provides documentation and support to the field wiring team
  • Creates Programmable Logical Controller (PLC) programs
  • Creates HMI Applications in Wonderware and/or FactoryTalkView
  • Performs on-site commissioning
  • Performs system validation according to scope documentation and project requirements
  • Works with sales teams to make presentations to potential customers when required and to help assess potential application requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related engineering field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Experience with industrial HMI systems, Allen-Bradley PLC controls/controllers
  • In-depth knowledge of industrial automation systems, including HMI systems, Allen-Bradley controls/controllers, VFDs, Servos
  • Understanding of industrial process control instrumentation including flow, pressure, temperature
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical
  • Ability to lead a team and accomplish project goals effectively
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Requirements:

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in US with a valid US driver’s license
  • Travel Requirements: 25%-35%
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule Experience:
  • CAD Software: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers: 5 years (Preferred)
Jessup Systems, a division of George Koch Sons, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and as such will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetics, physical or mental disability, or other protected characteristic. Other details
  • Job Family ENGSR
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, February 4, 2019