Pillar Innovations

  • Controls Engineer (Gordonsville, TN) - Evansville, IN

    Job Locations US-IN-Evansville | US-TN-Nashville
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Pillar Innovations is now accepting applications for a full-time Controls Engineer to work remotely in the Gordonsville, TN area within a zinc mine.  As the Controls Engineer, the general role is to provide turn-key automated solutions specializing in custom automation, robotics, tooling and testing equipment. This position is responsible for and expected to complete difficult troubleshooting for customers.


    This position will be out in the field and is responsible for maintaining good relations with current and prospective customers. 


    The Controls Engineer will be based out of the Pillar Innovations’ office, located in Evansville, IN however will work remotely in the Gordonsville, TN area on a special project.


    Job Responsibilities:


    • Design, develop, test, and support controls systems which include pneumatics, servos, VFD’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and robotic integration
    • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, and motor controls
    • Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements
    • Create electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems
    • Create accurate BOMs (Bill of Materials)
    • Define equipment and parts from external suppliers
    • Conduct cost and time estimation
    • Maintain project scope and identify project creep
    • Architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile
    • Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard
    • Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities


    Other Duties as Assigned. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


    Job Qualifications:


    • Valid driver’s license
    • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in process control and automation
    • Ability and willingness to obtain MSHA underground certification
    • Proficient with MS Office productivity software
    • Proficient with reading and using AutoCAD Electrical
    • Strong working knowledge with Allen Bradley PLCs and RSLogix 5000,500
    • HMI / OIT Development experience with Rockwell and/or Wonderware
    • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspection, and communications systems
    • Ability balance multiple project and efficiently plan work tasks to meet company goals
    • Critical thinking with exceptional problem-solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments
    • Proactive, resourceful and highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment
    • Good understanding of mechanical principals
    • Able to travel up to 40% at times
    • Able to work a flexible schedule and adjust to changing business needs including possible emergency call-out, extended hours and some out-of-town and overnight work
    • Willingness to participate in Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, which includes pre-employment, random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested


    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:


    • Walk / use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls / reach with hands and arms / climb ladders and stairs / crawl / kneel
    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted
    • Perform duties on-site and underground at industrial locations
    • Required to wear safety equipment: as per OSHA requirements including but not limited steel toed and/or metatarsal shoes, hard hat, lanyard, fire retardant, protective eye wear, etc.
    • Must be safety and customer-focused, without exception


    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment
    2. This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.

    AAP/EEO Statement 
    Pillar Innovations is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.


    ADA Statement

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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