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Electrical Controls Engineer


Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $950 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service.

Summary/Objective: Design, program, and commission electrical and pneumatic control systems for custom automated machines.

Essential Functions/ Responsibilities
  • Develop new programs for motion controllers, robots, HMIs, PLCs, and other controls hardware.
  • Startup, debug, and qualify automated machines.
  • Work with operations and process engineering groups to design scalable control systems.
  • Reprogram existing automated machines for improvements and optimization.
  • Research and specify electrical and pneumatic control components.
  • Work closely with control hardware design group to develop electrical schematics for machines.
“The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities”

Desired Experience
  • 5 years of experience programming automated machines and control systems.
  • Operational knowledge of control relays, pneumatic solenoids, pneumatic controls, motion controllers, servomotors, stepper motors, etc.
  • Motion Controller programming experience.
  • Operator Interface programming experience.
  • PLC programming experience.
  • Industrial Robotics programming experience.
  • Ability to implement and debug various commonly used industrial communication protocols (EtherCAT, Modbus, IO-Link, OPC-UA, etc.).
  • Ability to read and write other common programming languages (Basic, C++, C#, Java, Python, etc...).
  • Familiarity accessing databases using SQL Server Management Studio, Linqpad, or similar utility. Experience with database architecture and design a plus.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and Computer Engineering
SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.
Samtec Inc
Salary Range
$69,000.00 - $88,000.00
per Year
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