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Industrial Controls Automation Engineer

Company: MMS - Manufacturing Maintenance Solutions
Location: Pekin
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

About MMS


Our founders identified a need for professional, well-trained maintenance and repair experts to service companies and keep operations running with minimized downtime. Our MMS Team consists of people with diverse backgrounds, who come together every day committed to 100 percent customer satisfaction. Each member of the MMS Team brings years of experience in their field supported by knowledge from their everyday lives. The MMS Team functions as a fully engaged, highly skilled, customer-focused machine.

Manufacturing Maintenance Solutions is target-focused on team member satisfaction. We are known for the quality of our work and customer service excellence. Our team members choose to be part of the MMS team and stay with us throughout their careers!

Overview of Position:

As an Industrial Automation Controls Engineer at MMS, you'll be part of an engineering team that takes on a diverse range of projects, from machine design & build, to repair, rebuild, and retrofits of existing production assets. MMS' engineers must be able to rapidly acquire expertise in a wide variety of processes and applications and produce creative solutions to challenging problems. This role may be required to travel for projects. This is a non-supervisory role.


At MMS, we ask a lot of our team members, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive compensation and medical/dental/vision plan, we provide the following (waiting period may apply to some benefits):

Paid-Time Off & Holidays: All full-time team members receive 80 hours of vacation (10 full days) as well as 10 paid holidays per year. We even allow the carry over of unused vacation time!
Dress: MMS provides uniforms at no cost to our team members
Discounts: Everything from cell phones to vacations - we have access to many discounts
Employee Assistance Program: Available to all employees from day one
Tuition Reimbursement: MMS offers up to $3000 per year for continuing education (program approval required)
Plan for the Future: MMS offers all employees the opportunity to establish their own 401K/Roth IRA
Employee Ownership: Beginning at six months of employment, all employees become part of the Employee-Owned Stock Option Program (MMS covers the cost) - you reap the benefits of our success!

When traveling for this role you will be eligible for the following:

Extended Travel Bonus
Per Diem

Location / Hours / Compensation: Pekin, Illinois, Full-Time, Monday - Friday

40+ hours/week. Long hours, off-shift, and weekend work is always a possibility as projects dictate. Starting wage offer will be based on candidate's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Compensation up to $100,000 per year.

Desired Qualifications:

To be seriously considered for this role, the successful candidate should have the following regarding:

Experience: At least 3 years' experience in Controls Engineering or related field. Industrial maintenance / manufacturing experience is a plus.
Education: A four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or a two-year degree with experience in Control Systems is a plus
Skills: Must be comfortable using hand tools if needed. The successful candidate will have a basic analysis and troubleshooting skills. They should also be familiar with the following: PLC Programming (ladder logic, structure text, function block, etc.); Visual Display Layout (HMI); Drawing in a 2D CAD environment;
Characteristics: Must have excellent communication skills and be customer focused. Must be able to work independently and meet all deadlines.
Other requirements: Must have a valid state driver's license, vehicle insurance and dependable vehicle. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of U.S.

In this role you will execute projects through their entire life cycle including but not limited to:

Project Procurement Skills

Help specify control components and tasks in a team environment.
Electrical Controls Design

Help the team with the following tasks: Electrical schematics, panel layouts, conduit layouts, BOMs, network diagrams, etc.
Preferred design environment is AutoCAD.
Design coordination with other internal departments (mechanical engineers, millwrights, welders, etc.
Project Management & Execution

Track project costs (material and labor) and timelines while a project is being executed.
Communicate with the customer during project life cycle to coordinate project schedules and status.
On-site at customer location for project installation.
Instruct onsite labor to complete hands-on tasks.
Use hand tools to assist with installation as necessary.
Project start-up: power-up, commissioning, system testing & troubleshooting.
Continual Education

All engineer employees are encouraged to attend tradeshows, in-house training, vendor or OEM training, webinars, etc.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands/fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, ascend/descend or balance to heights that may require a ladder or lift; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in confined spaces; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to use close vision and color vision. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. Work is typically performed in a factory environment and is usually very loud. In the factory environment, the employee may be exposed to hazardous materials and/or greasy or slippery factory floors.

Development and Training:

Development is at the core of what we do, and MMS is committed to providing our employees with the opportunity to expand their skillsets. You'll be given the resources and mentorship you need to succeed in a company committed to education, development, and organic growth.

Equal Opportunity

MMS is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: MMS - Manufacturing Maintenance Solutions, Peoria , Industrial Controls Automation Engineer, Other , Pekin, Illinois

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