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Controls Engineering

Helping self-employed contract controls engineers display their skills on our platform

because of the high demand for automation, these engineers have become a vital component in most industries.

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OUR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

4-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE
  • Systems Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
2-YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE
  • Systems Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
  • International Society of Automation
OR +5 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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Controls engineers prepare systems to customer specification requirements

Controls engineers should have some knowledge of the recommended controller brands listed below:

• Rockwell Automation
• Siemens
• Mitsubishi

Experience in types of network connections:

• Ethernet
• DeviceNet
• Profibus
• Protocol
• Interbus

Types of controllers used in industrial automation:

• Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
• Distributed Control System (DCSs)
• Programmable Automation Controller (PAC)

Controls engineers perform various tasks and serve
as the eyes and ears of these complex systems.

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CONTROLS ENGINEERS ARE MASTERS OF LOGIC AND ORGANIZATION

DOCUMENTATION

Logic backups and record keeping is a critical role the controls engineer plays in automation.

PERFORM DIAGNOSIS

Recommend repair procedures and fix equipment that has failed.

SYSTEM PROGRAMMING

They must know what functions should start and stop at what time and work with other engineers to make sure the systems run smoothly.

ACCURATE

Controls engineering jobs are at the intersection of automation and technology and these systems need to be extremely proficient.

TESTING OF SYSTEMS

Controls engineers must validate the system and make sure all emergency stops and systems function properly.

TRAINING

Training of customer maintenance and service staff is generally required, especially after a new system is built and launched.

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CONTROL ENGINEER SALARY

The job outlook for controls engineering is good, as automation is on the rise globally.

Many controls engineers with robot programming experience and knowledge, can easily reach annual earnings well over a $100,000.

Flat hourly rates vary per project and are dependent on experience, skills required, and location.

All hourly rates are non-negotiable per contract.

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EXPECTATIONS AS A SELF-EMLPOYED CONTROLS ENGINEER

CYCLE TIME IMPROVEMENTS

Improve a customers throughput by working with robot programmers to decrease product cycle time.

DESIGN

Design and create software and HMI from electrical designs. Create flow charts and mechanical layouts.

POWER-ON

Bring up ethernet / device net hardware, firmware updates and download software.

DEBUG

Debugging software to an automated standard. Review manual controls preceding full automatic. Installing HMI files and checking layouts with manual & automated functionality.

SUPPORT

Supporting the line with little to no changes and provide training to the customer.

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