Software Controls Engineer

Ft. Wayne, IN

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Compensation: $70K - $85K

Russ Hadick & Associates, named by Forbes as one of the top 100 recruiting firms in the country, has partnered with a Fort Wayne client to fill their Software Controls Engineer position. The incumbent will design, commission, and debug PLC and industrial devices for custom assembly machines, specifically around automation of PLC-controlled machines using Rockwell and Siemens development platforms.


-Responsible for the design, commissioning, and debugging of software control systems for special test and assembly machines

-Use Rockwell-based PLC automation tools (such as Logix 5000 and FactoryTalk View) to commission machines

-Use Siemens-based PLC automation tools (such as TIA Portal and WinCC Flexible) to commission machines

-Use proprietary configuration tools from suppliers to automate special devices (such as servo motors, nut rundown systems, leak testers, etc)

-Have basic proficiency to interpret electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics

-Learn new assembly processes and automate these processes to the customer’s satisfaction

-Work closely with other engineers to solve machine design and debug problems

-Program and troubleshoot robotic applications, mostly FANUC

-Data collection and FIS software development

Required Qualifications:

-Vocational traning/Associate’s Degree (required)

-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in relevant industrial engineering field (preferred)

-Mastery of typical Microsoft Office applications

-2+ years writing PC or PLC-based software applications

-Learn new commissioning tools and techniques as necessary

-Strong technical and hands-on debugging skills

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