Controls Engineer

  • Location
    Savage, Maryland
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

A Controls Engineer job out of Baltimore, MD is available courtesy of Ajilon. This is a direct hire opportunity with an excitingly growing company that provides room for career advancement and excellent compensation and benefits.

Electrical and Controls Engineers must have familiarity with Industry standards with a variety of the field concepts, best practices, and procedures. Candidates will be expected to use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a variety of complicated tasks, and have a wide degree of creativity.



  • Develop electrical documentation packages, descriptions of operations, interfaces between systems, and be on-site during startup to coordinate and help resolve issues. 

  • Design in CAD electrical control panel layouts, bills of materials, and schematics. 

  • Engineer Power and Control Circuits.  

  • Architect Automation and Control Systems utilizing Commercial off the shelf components. 

  • Estimate electrical costs and create budgets per project with proposal scope. 

  • Program PLCs for control systems that include field devices such as photo eyes, shaft encoders, barcode scanners, pneumatics, scales, motors, VFDs, etc. 

  • Responsible for the installation and technical support of PLC based hardware and software.  

  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.  

  • Assists with project commissioning and troubleshooting of field installations. 

  • Assists with creation and teaching of associated training. 

  • May be assigned small projects to complete independently. 



  • Accredited B.S. degree in Engineering or Computer Science.  

  • Minimum two years of related experience. 

  • Previous experience with AutoCAD.  

  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude with a willingness to both design and perform field work.    

  • Ability to understand and work from electrical schematics and mechanical drawings. 

  • Previous knowledge of commonly used controls engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.  

  • Ability to understand manufacturer data sheets and apply them in practice. 

  • Ability to configure PLC’s, HMI’s, computers, networks, cameras, and variable frequency drives which are used to control sorters, conveyors, and other related equipment. 

  • Ability to problem solve and be creative.  

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.  

  • Ability to build effective relationships with engineering groups, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.  

  • A self-managed individual who is a team player.  

  • Ability to travel up to 75%, work weekends, holidays and overtime when required.  

  • Must have ability to lift 70 pounds and climb ladders.

  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the following Developer Software:

  • Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation Studio 5000. 

  • SIEMENS TIA Portal 

  • Beckhoff TWINCAT 

  • Matlab and Matlab Simulink  

  • Experience with any of the following VFDs:
  • AB PowerFlex 525 
  • Siemens G120
  • SEW Movitmots 
  • Experience with any of the following HMIs platform:
  • Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation FT View Machine Edition 
  • Siemens, WinCC 
  • Schneider Electric Indusoft and Wonderware 
  • GE Cimplicity
  • Worked with the following Fieldbuses and communication protocols:
  • Devicenet and Ethernet/IP 
  • Profibus and Profinet 
  • CANOpen and EtherCAT 
  • Ethernet TCP/IP 
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Electrical and AutoDesk Inventor. 
  • Familiar with Solidworks PDM or PTC Windchill PLM environments. 

  • Familiar with ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP. 

  • Deep understanding of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 79, and UL508A Standards and regulations. 

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred 

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