Senior Controls Engineer

Post Date

Feb 26, 2024


North Charleston,
South Carolina

ZIP/Postal Code

Jul 20, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type



Engineering (Non IT)

Req #


Pay Rate

$104k - $156k (estimate)

Job Description

Insight Global is seeking a Sr Controls Engineer to join one of our large aerospace clients in Charleston SC. This position will backfill a member on the team who recently retired from the organization. You'll be a part of the Equipment and Reliability Engineering team supporting the 787 program by ensuring production of midbody assembly equipment is reliable throughout the equipment life cycle. This role will be 100% on-site in North Charleston and working normal business hours. Relocation candidates are encouraged to apply!

Candidates must be willing to work off hours for any emergencies. Any OT will be paid and work hours will be flexible if you are called in during off hours.

Day to Day:

- Participate in weekly meetings between production teams--your role will be to present on data pulled from the equipment and share what preventative measures will be taken to address any issues shown in the data

- Hands-on position, working directly on the production floor next to the machines

- Prioritizing emergent events as they come in to minimize downtime

- Direct planning and developing preventative maintenance plans, improvement projects and cross-functional projects involving PMs, Maintenance and Operations teams

- Provide end-user support (aka Operation team) that is using the equipment for mid-body assembly

- Service as a technical custodian over the equipment

- Maintain team target of 90% uptime

- Analyze and use RCA techniques to understand why machines are not hitting their target and create a plan of action on a weekly basis

- Projects/Equipment Modifications: work with vendors, check acceptance criteria, make sure vendors are meeting Boeing Standards, identify if need to place parts orders

- Production Engineering: maintain automation + controls for new pieces of equipment, preventative maintenance for in-use equipment, step in when needed for CNC programming

We are a company committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments where people can bring their full, authentic selves to work every day. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that believes everyone matters. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic factors, age, disability, protected veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to [email protected].

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Required Skills & Experience

- 9+ years of experience as an Engineer in a production/manufacturing environment

o Working in automation and controls i.e., controls engineer, electrical controls engineer, automation controls engineer

- ABET accredited (Washington Accord) Bachelor's degree in Engineering field

o Degree must have Engineering in the title

- Heavy hands-on programming experience with PLCs- automation and controls

o They need to have done hands-on programming in the past so they can step in when needed for troubleshooting--do not need to have programmed from scratch. They will be more so directing the programming in this role but might need to be hands on from time to time.

- Desire for mentorship- being able to lead junior engineers

- Familiar with CNC machinery, automation and robotics

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

- Masters degree

- Experience with Siemens and Allen Bradley controls

- Heavy automation experience

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.