Controls Engineer II in Hickory, North Carolina at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners offers 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 electrical and controls 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
  • 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 with 2+ years manufacturing experience working with PLCs / HMIs / VFDs controlling process and automation equipment
  • Must have experience in programming of Allen Bradley ControlLogix v20 systems
  • Ability to generate, debug and modify PLC code – ladder logic, structured text and function
  • block diagram
  • Must have experience in programming of HMI / SCADA systems programming in a plant environment including higher level communications protocols – Red Lion / GE IFIX
  • 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
  • Generate and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical 2015 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
  • Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, machine/motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, Yaskawa VFD and Servo programming, communication protocols, and practical application
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues
  • Ability to reach fundamental understanding of process issues utilizing sound troubleshooting skills
  • Capable of executing project assignments, in a team-based environment, with minimal supervision
  • Thoroughly carry out assignments to completion