27 days old

Controls and Electrical Automation Engineer- R&D- Frederick, MD

Lummus Group
Frederick, MD 21704

Carter Control Systems, a Lummus Group Co., is a leading provider of automated material handling and industrial automation solutions to customers around the country.  Our company is built on four key principles  Cooperation, Responsibility, Communication and Quality.  These principles are embedded in everything we do and drive us to help our customers transform their operations.

Headquartered in Frederick, MD, we provide a full range of equipment, controls and software that helps customers address all aspects of their material handling and industrial automation needs.We serve a wide variety of customers in the distribution, e-commerce, fulfillment, mail/parcel and government sectors.  Our focus is always on the customer, and we take great pride in helping our customers realize their material handling goals.


The SENIOR R&D Controls Engineer / Automation Engineer is responsible for designing automation equipment, specifying electrical components, controls and PLC programming. Together the R&D team plays a leading role in the development of automation solutions including robotics, vision systems and controls systems. Preferred candidates are strong EEs with PLC programming knowledge, proficient in AutoCad, passionate about new designs, integrating robotics and automation equipment. Lummus Group offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401(k), vacation and a team-oriented work environment. To learn more about CCS:  Visit Carter Controls

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

PLC programming / R&D 

Control and Power panel designs using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical.

Specifying electrical components and controls for custom automation equipment.

Design of automation equipment to specifications.

Demonstrate strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.

Control network designs.

Work with vision systems in integrating vision application. (will train as needed)

Exhibit excellent communication skills with interdisciplinary groups.

New engineering design: able to extract requirements and determine steps to implement using referenced designs.

Troubleshoot hardware and associated IO.

Familiarity with various sensors and actuators.

Conducts formal internal design reviews to ensure designs meet design requirements.

Develop & execute validation test plans.

May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Travel percentage:  <15%



Basic Requirements

Bachelors Degree Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent experience

2 or more years PLC Programming including RS Logix 5000

2 or more years Industrial Control Panel design experience  

Proficient in AutoCAD including creation of schematics and electrical components

Demonstrated ability to specify electrical components and sub systems including motion controls, safety circuits, power supplies, I/O systems, sensors etc.

Familiarity with robotic systems, processes and deployment of robotics in sophisticated applications

Acquainted with vision systems and integrating vision application in robotic systems

Familiar with common electrical practices and standards including NFPA70-79 / UL508A/

Strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills

Excellent communication skills

Successful history of working cross functionally with Mechanical and Software Engineering  

Work environment: the work environment; temperature, noise level, inside or outside, or other factors that will affect the person&apos;s working conditions while performing the job. Work will take place in Office setting, R&D Test Lab, Manufacturing Floor, Warehouse

Physical demands: the physical demands of the job, include bending, sitting, lifting and driving.

Full time exempt, typical business working hours, and occasional overtime during project peak times.

Preferred Requirements

10 yrs Expertise in designing and troubleshooting AC and DC electrical controls for robotic and automation equipment

RS Studio 5000

AutoCAD Electrical experience

Material handling experience

Control systems design experience

PLC experience a plus

Machinery control network design experience (EIP, DeviceNet, CAN, Profinet, EtherCAT etc.)

Structured text, C, C++, Function Block Diagram, FBD, function block programming

KEYWORDS:  Photoelectric sensors, BSEE, BSET, Electromechanical, Allen Bradley, ladder logic, ABB, Fanuc, IEC 61131 standard, programmable controllers, embedded controls system

Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2021-03-19 Expires: 2021-04-18

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