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Controls Manager, NC

Santanna Tool & Design is looking for an experienced, skilled and motivated individual to lead our team. The Controls Supervisor must be a hands-on leader that is used to working on highly complex PLC designs and integrations.



Provide technical information, concept drawings as they relate to controls.


Analyze proposal product, equipment, customer specifications and process requirements to conceive and produce a practical controls design within the limitations defined by cost, time and the availability of equipment or components.


Assist in the establishment of controls standards for new designs or modifications to the controls of existing equipment or process when required.


Assist with development of operation and maintenance sections of service manuals as requested.


Provide technical assistance and expertise as directed by management or the customer.


Develop controls designs, both hardware and software, that are compliant with customer specifications and industry standards.


Ensure design conforms to all applicable safety standards.


Assist in the De-bugging of the controls functions, after assembly to ensure programs meet engineering criteria.


Installation Supervision or Service of equipment on Customer floor after delivery, ensuring equipment functions to design criteria.


Other functions as may be directed by Management.



B.S. Electrical Engineering or equivalent in experience and education combined.


10 years’ experience in a lead or supervisory role working on large scale PLC software projects.


Experience working with highly complex and I/O intensive PLC work cell environments.


Experience using Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5000 series controllers.


Familiar with all types of machine interfaces, and industry standard communications and protocols. Knowledge of EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet is required.


Experience using PLC and HMI development tools including RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000 Logix Designer, and FactoryTalk View Studio.


Understanding of mechanical/electrical co-design in distributed I/O systems.


Familiarity with programming for and interfacing to FANUC, ABB, and KUKA robots.


Strong communication and organizational skills.


The ability to manage multiple projects and keep them on schedule for on-time delivery.


Experience and knowledge of software documentation standards, revision tracking, and software backups.


The ability to mentor others.


Willing to travel locally and long-distance to customer sites.


Experience in Controls Estimating and Controls Build.

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