Controls Engineer II in Hickory, North Carolina at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 6/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 


  • Fortune 500 manufacturing and technology organization with significant investment in R&D and Innovation
  • Rich history with over 150 years of significant growth and innovation
  • Expanding global footprint in North America, South America, Europe and Asia
  • Industry leader within all 8 divisions and leader in each
  • Known for growing talent internally and promoting internally


  • Culture: Highly collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment
  • Growth: Make an immediate impact in this high visibility role
  • Opportunity: Ability to drive change within organization with a focus on process improvement
  • Stability: Strong executive leadership team investing in its talent and elevating the global footprint


  • Hickory, NC


  • Manage the controls engineering scope of process improvement, capital expansion, and obsolescence mitigation projects.
  • Implement robust, cost effective automation and process machine control systems.
  • Interface with external system integrators to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems to the facility.
  • Participate in all phases of the project including design, fabrication, off-line integration and testing, installation, production start-up support, training of plant personnel, and technology transfer. Independently follow construction of equipment in vendors facilities.


  • BSEE / BSCS / BSME / BSMET with 2+ years manufacturing experience working with PLCs / HMIs / VFDs controlling process and automation equipment; other engineering will be considered with relevant work experience.
  • Must have experience in programming of Allen Bradley ControlLogix v20 systems or higher and the ability to generate, debug and modify PLC code - ladder logic, structured text and function block diagram.
  • Must be able to generate and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical 2019 for systems design including control panel layouts, component documentation, and schematics. Prepare initial CAD design layouts of both complete electrical controls systems and control sub-sections. Review electrical drawing packages for conformance to standards.
  • Must have the ability to reach fundamental understanding of process issues utilizing sound troubleshooting skills.
  • Must have experience in programming of HMI / SCADA systems programming in a plant environment including higher level communications protocols.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, machine/motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, VFD and Servo programming, communication protocols, and practical application.
  • Ensure proactive safety measures for all equipment and processes. Seeks to identify and correct potential safety or environmental issues using NEC, NFPA, and other pertinent safety codes. Ensure safety procedures, such as Lock-Out Tag-Out, are followed at all times.
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues.
  • Capable of executing project assignments, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Thoroughly carry out assignments to completion.

Desired Skills:

  • Entrepreneurial (able to conceive and design a control system never before demonstrated).
  • Visionary (understands the big picture and is able to project this view).
  • Knowledge of legacy controls equipment, networks, and software.
  • Experience with the OSI PI (historian) interface.
  • Beckhoff PLC experience.
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.