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Controls Engineer IV in Harrodsburg, Kentucky at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 12/29/2018

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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


  • Harrodsburg, KY


  • You will be providing electrical & controls support for the production processes.
  • The position involves working with Process and Controls Engineering in the application of electrical and controls concepts to identify, design and implement continuous improvement/cost reduction projects.
  • Daily production support involving troubleshooting, problem solving and working with the equipment maintenance organization will be required.
  • Work with project teams to take on difficult automation problems, resolve project related issues, and develop fundamental understanding of technical/process requirements critical to system success
  • Collaborate with external system integrators and machine builders to successfully deliver fully integrated process equipment systems.
  • Programming and Troubleshooting of PLC controls Rockwell and Mitsubishi
  • HMI programming, Management and Support of Ethernet Network (Cisco switches), Programming and Support of OSI PI Historian Software
  • Participate in and support calibration procedures for metrology equipment. Analyzing data and assist Operations and Development teams in recommending solutions or improvements to upstream process steps
  • Assist with process experiments and the documentation of those experiments, as defined by Development Team


  • Bachelor degree (Electrical Engineer, or Electrical Engineering Technology)
  • 5+ years of discrete automation experience


  • Associates degree (Electrical Engineer, or Electrical Engineering Technology)
  • 7-10 years of discrete automation experience

Required Skills:

  • Proficient with PLC, HMI, and Motion Programming, low voltage power systems (600V and below)
  • Familiarity with programming in ladder logic or equivalent (#1 Manager Must Have)
  • Ability to solve difficult process problems and determine root cause through process experimentation and data analysis. This is a functional position that requires strong technical curiosity, leadership skills (specs, scopes, budget, timeline, etc.), and the ability/desire to learn as well as train others.
  • Upfront planning, communicates issues, and executes solutions quickly, and efficiently. Works well with other disciplines (process and mechanical engineering) and providing/receiving direction.
  • Ability to work in a team based collaborative environment and participate on a highly diverse team. Strong teammate who takes personal ownership for their areas of responsibility.
  • Methodical troubleshooting skills on dynamic automation and motion control equipment following basic scientific methods
  • Trained in electrical troubleshooting techniques at the component level, to include safe practices, testing equipment, and personal protection equipment
  • Capable of independently supporting daily manufacturing operations, while receiving and attending to minor projects on said equipment
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • You will work independently with minimal supervision and be primarily self-directed with the ability to create direction


  • Fanuc robot TP programming/setup, experience with PLC/HMI/Motion Programming - Rockwell, Mitsubishi, or GE Proficy, and TUV certification in machine safety
  • Management and Support of Ethernet Network (Cisco switches)
  • Programming and Support of OSI PI Historian Software
  • Controls/Electrical Experience in Manufacturing, broad skill set (first principal design to implementation/installation), working knowledge of 480V and below 3 phase power systems, and AutoCAD/Draftsight familiarity
  • Knowledgeable of electrical design and machine standards (NFPA, NEC, ANSI RIA R15.06, ISO, etc.)


  • Leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills along
  • Technical writing ability
  • Lead multiple tasks concurrently



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