Controls Engineer


Tucson, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 5 days ago


A Kforce client is looking for a Controls Engineer in Tucson, Arizona (AZ). Responsibilities:

  • Assumes a technical leadership role towards the development of automated manufacturing systems for automation
  • Responsible for the electrical engineering and software design of control systems on automation equipment specific to customer and project requirements
  • Designs and develops control systems and software programs specific to customer and project requirements based on standard programming methods when applicable
  • Performs engineering calculations with respect to power consumption, current capacity, shielding, signal integrity, risk assessment, etc., as related to automation machinery designs
  • Formulates and produces a complete electrical design package which includes detailed schematics, cable routing diagrams, panel layouts, bills of materials, and material requisition forms, based on automation standard specifications and the customer's requirements
  • Selects and integrates hardware and software components such as robots, grippers, load cells, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers
  • Debugs and commissions software programs at automation during systems integration phase and then at the customer's site during installation
  • Travels as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning, and training tasks
  • Gives technical direction to machine builders and electrical technicians as needed
  • Provides technical mentoring to junior engineers as needed
  • Consults regularly with project managers to report status, raise issues, take direction, and assist where able
  • Presents designs during internal and customer project reviews


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, specializing in controls systems design or software engineering
  • Seven plus years of experience writing software and electrical design for automation systems
  • Ability to create new PLC and HMI programs, Studio 5000, FT View Studio preferred
  • Experience developing system electrical schematics using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Demonstrated success functioning as a controls design engineer on multiple automation projects
  • Ability to develop Cognex or Keyence vision applications
  • Robot experience, preferably Staubli, KUKA or ABB
  • Experience developing applications in either C#, MS Visual Studio, .Net
  • Ability to mentor and coach junior engineers
  • Demonstrated success in working with aggressive deadlines
  • Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Ability to cross international borders (Passport required)
  • Must be able to travel 15% of the time

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."

JobID: 1769100-WQG