Controls Engineer

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Buford - Georgia, US, 30518

Company: Heraeus

Controls Engineer
Location Buford - Georgia
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


Your Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Apply Electrical, Controls, and Automation skills and technical expertise to continually improve and upgrade manufacturing production equipment
  • Lead capital projects starting with project definition and scope through specification, justification, design, installation, commissioning, and post-installation support.
  • Identify opportunities for automation within the facility.  Provide technical leadership for automation and of new and existing processes.
  • Develop process expertise for Heraeus proprietary high temperature fused silica forming process. Develop and optimize control strategies to optimize yield, productivity, and product quality in collaboration with the process control team, process engineers, and operations.
  • Using process expertise, assess capability of process equipment relative to current and future production needs.  Evaluate controls hardware, software, and sensors/measurement hardware relative to state of the art commercially available technical solutions and implement upgrades consistent with business objectives.
  • Work cross functionally with R&D, mechanical engineers, process engineers, maintenance and operations to implement manufacturing solutions for new processes and products.
  • Configure Siemens HMIs and program PLCs with Siemens Step 7 and TIA Portal

           Design or specify design of electrical and control systems

  • SPIRIT- Strong work ethic, Positive outlook, Integrity, Reliable, Into the details and a Team player.
  • Unwavering commitment to Safety, People First, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.



What is required of you:


  • BS/MS Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • 5-15 years Electrical, Automation, and Controls experience in industry.
  • Ability to manage large Capital Projects.  Strong Project Management skills.
  • Ability in interpret and create electrical drawings.
  • Experience with Siemens S7-300 / S7-1200 / S7-1500 and Siemens Step 7 and TIA Portal controllers is a must.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical or EPLAN is a must
  • Experience with Siemens VFD’s.
  • Electrical controls design and cabinet layout.
  • Experience with fuzzy logic and machine neural networks
  • Must be willing and able to work closely with shop floor and Maintenance personnel in a hands-on capacity.
  • Experience working with MATLAB.

Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta