Senior Controls Engineer in Los Angeles, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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JobID: 376746

JSG is hiring a Senior Controls Engineer in Monrovia CA


  • Ability to analyze complex data and present to management and engineers in understandable discussions
    • This requires a strong technical and social aptitude for written and verbal communication
  • Identify obstructions and issues early to Project Managers and Management
  • Plan with System Engineering Manager and V.P. of Operations and Systems methods for long term Systems Group sales growth and cost reductions with improved quality
  • Complete pre-sale conceptual design, schedule, and cost estimation of software, electrical, and mechanical for semi-automated and fully automated industrial processing workstations developed from communication with customers
  • Implement HMI and GUI integration for system operation, motion control, laser control, resistance welder control, machine vision (Cognex), data collection and analysis, file management, and networking capabilities
  • Develop Structured, re-useable low-level and high-level motion control system code for Delta-Tau, Aerotech, Allen Bradley, and similar motion systems implementing controls and I/O functions.
    • This requires a strong background in motion control and S.T.E.M.
  • Supply mechanical design suggestions for robust operation to mechanical engineers for detailed design implementation
  • Create Software Design Specifications (SDS) and Hardware Design Specifications (HDS) based on User Requirements Specifications (URS), purchase orders, quotations, sales orders, and any additional compliance documents
  • Build, develop, and evaluate prototypes for automation and control systems based on detailed SDS and HDS
  • Develop laser optics path and vibration isolation designs with input from Applications and Advanced Technology Departments and customer application results
  • Directly responsible for ensuring continuous Systems robotics, vision, motion control, and pick & place improvements
    • Experienced in kaizen methods applied to engineering and controls is a plus


  • Knowledgeable in software design tools and environments including .NET, Visual C++, C#, current Experience in C# is a plus. Fundamental background in Software Engineering.
  • Four-year degree in computer science, engineering, physics, or related discipline required. Masters Electrical engineering, Automation or Control Engineering preferred.
  • 8 years+ experience in designing custom motion control, HMI, robotics, pick & place, and hardware for automated control systems.
  • 3 years+ experience in designing custom machine vision applications preferred.
  • Experience with lasers and optics helpful
  • Electrical engineering design experience; Solidworks Electrical is a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills and follow-though with ability to accomplish day-to-day tasks while continuing to make progress, and bring to completion, longer term projects.
  • Preferred applicants will have experience in DLL generation for selected software-controllable systems components
  • Ability to travel occasionally