Senior Controls Engineer

Posted on 5/6/2024



51-200 employees

Human-centered product design and engineering

Food & Agriculture
Automotive & Transportation
Industrial & Manufacturing
Consumer Goods


Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Robotics Engineering
  • Eight plus years of related work experience in controls engineering field
  • Mechanical knowledge and experience in troubleshooting automated equipment
  • Programming experience with Fanuc robots and other robot brands like ABB, KUKA, YASKAWA, and Motoman
  • Familiarity with vision systems such as Keyence, Cognex, or Dalsa
  • Knowledge of industrial communication networks like Devicenet, Modbus, Profinet, Profibus, and EthernetIP
  • Strong working knowledge of Rockwell software (Allen Bradley)
  • Familiarity with GE, Siemens, or Mitsubishi PLC
  • Experience with CIP safety controllers like Pilz and Guardlogix
  • Ability to perform Risk Assessments
  • Knowledge of motion controllers, variable frequency drives, and electronic actuators
  • Understanding of industry standards such as NEC, NFPA, and RIA
  • Ability to work independently with no supervision
  • Project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects with shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to implement solutions independently
  • Willingness to travel 15-25% of the time
  • Clean driving record and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Use AutoCAD Electrical to create/update electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics schematics
  • Design and program automated control systems according to customer specifications
  • Select controls components based on design criteria and generate a bill of materials
  • Program using RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000, and Factory Talk View Studio
  • Perform machine power up, debug, and programming
  • Troubleshoot electrical wiring and process-related issues
  • Meet project budgets and timeline milestones
  • Commission, setup, and program various types of automated hardware
  • Support junior engineers in developing advanced controls systems designs
  • Evaluate machine process problems, determine root cause, and execute corrective action plans
  • Lead complex projects ensuring standard practices are followed
  • Recognize and implement design and workflow improvements
  • Troubleshoot robot controllers, ladder logic, electrical control devices, mechanical units, transfer devices, and peripheral equipment
  • Represent the organization in networking opportunities and assist sales team with technical questions

DISHER specializes in human-centered product design and engineering, with a focus on electronics hardware and software, as well as manufacturing technology solutions. The company collaborates with clients across industries to deliver impactful products and services.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Zeeland, Michigan



Growth & Insights

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