Controls Engineer
Location : Kalamazoo, Michigan
Job Category : Engineering
Date Posted : 04/05/2013
Job Description

Design Group Seeks
Controls Engineer
Kalamazoo, MI


Come work for Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, a company that believes in “Exceptional People, Compelling Solutions.”  Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc. is a leading Engineering Consulting Firm, providing technology solutions for the Consumer Products, Life Sciences, and other Industrial markets. 

Design Group is focused on providing our Professionals with opportunities for leadership and career advancement within a thriving work environment.  Design Group offers a robust, centralized learning and development program to improve the career experience for every professional.

We are currently recruiting an experienced Controls Engineer in the Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids, MI area for our Chicago office.


B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical degree.


Requires 4+ years of related automation experience with HMI, SCADA, PLC’s, and general control system design. Packaging and process controls experience in the Consumer Products and/or life sciences industries are preferred; beverage/brewery/food experience and engineering consulting experience are a plus. 


Responsibilities include support of electrical project execution including control panel engineering, SCADA design, PLC and HMI programming, and site start-up support of integrated systems.  Supporting the maintenance and growth of current client relationships is a key responsibility.

Requires excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in design, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting of packaging lines, process systems, and software systems. Experience with Allen-Bradley (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, PLC5, SLC500) PLCs, PanelView/PanelviewPlus HMIs, Industrial Communication Networks (Ethernet, EthenetI/P, DeviceNet, DH+, etc.) is required.  Experience with FactoryTalk Suite, IntellutionSuite, Wonderware Suite, and VisualBasic/C#/Java is a plus. 

This position requires the ability to successfully execute multiple project responsibilities with minimal supervision. Candidates need to possess excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.


Travel Requirements
On-site work at local client facilities in the Kalamazoo area will be required.  Work at remote client facilities will be required on a sporadic basis. This candidate will be expected to occasionally work out of the Chicago office and expected to commute on a consistent basis.


We are seeking candidates local to the Kalamazoo, MI or Grand Rapids, MI area.


We offer a team focused work environment with competitive salary, modern office facilities; performance based incentive pay, benefits including medical, dental, life insurance and 401(K) with matching contributions.  To be considered for this position, please APPLY ONLINE.  For more information on the Design Group, please visit us at


We are an equal opportunity employer.  M/F/D/V

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.

Hair Sample Drug Screening is part of our employment process.

This organization participates in E-Verify.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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