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Controls Engineer

New Haven, CT 06513

Posted: 03/08/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24-00049

Job Description

Our client is a growing pump manufacturing and engineering company located in New Haven. We are seeking a Controls Engineer to performs a variety of mechanical/electrical engineering-related functions in support of the design and application of all pump controls related accessories

Duties and Responsibilities
•Design of electrical motor control and power circuitry.
•Design of electrical enclosures and component panel layouts.
•Experience with VFD drives and soft starts.
•Experience with analog sensors and circuitry.
•Experience with PLC programming.
•To perform basic calculations to support the control applications of pumps.
•Daily support of sales by answering applications questions with the inside sales team, outside sales team, distributors, and end-users.
•Testing of all standard and custom controls.
•Write process procedures for the assembly of control boxes for production assembly.
•Work with the supply chain department and other outside sources in the development of new products and components.
•Daily interaction with the ERP system including looking up parts, BOM's, inventory locations, costs, etc.
•Detailing of mechanical/electrical component designs in the CAD system and to drafting standards.
•Ability to solve problems with VFD drives & other pump product control systems & to work as a team with other members in determining the best resolution.
•Inspect electrical motors, wiring, & controls using precision electrical instrumentation including volt-ohm meters, meger tester, high pot tester, & other electrical/motor instrumentation.
•To write manuals, develop electrical wiring schematics and similar documentation, translating them into proper assembly procedures and methods.
•Support the evaluation of controls returned from the field to understand key modes of failure & potential short- & long-term resolutions for improvement.
•Work with all functional disciplines in the organization to facilitate meeting production requirements.
•Participate in companywide continuous improvement and similar quality efforts to help grow the operation.
•Able to perform daily work safely with full consideration for fellow employees and in full compliance with OSHA safety standards.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

•Bachelor of Science degree in a mechanical, electrical or similar engineering discipline. Associates degree in electrical engineering with 3 years'experience (also accepted). Electrical Controls Designer with 10-years'experience (also accepted).
•Three to five years'experience in a technical manufacturing or similar environment. Previous knowledge of centrifugal pumps is a plus.
•Proficient in the design and application of mechanical and electrical components and equipment.
•Ability to use computers and software programs including: o Autocad 2D o MS Outlook o MS Word o MS Excel
•Can be productive with minimal supervision.
•Has the ability to learn quickly and advance upon what has been learned.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Requires good communication and teamwork skills.
•10-15% travel.

Physical Requirements
•Constantly sitting and using standard office equipment (i.E., computer, keyboard, mouse, phone).
•Frequently standing, walking.
•Frequently twisting/turning. Occasionally stooping/bending, squatting, crawling/kneeling, climbing, balancing and reaching above.
•Constant repetitive hand/wrist motion. Frequent forearm rotation.
•Constantly lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling more than 10 lbs.
•Constant simple grasping motion, frequent gross grasping motion and fine manipulation


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