Position: Contract

Location: Birmingham, AL

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

        • Designing control panels, instrumentation, motor control centers, single lines, cable conduit schedules, PLC/HMI Programming, testing, commissioning, and startup support
        • Developing applications of controls, instruments, and electrical systems for industrial facilities (oil & gas, specialty chemical, pulp and paper, mining and aggregate, lime, and other heavy industrial process facilities)
        • Directing activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements
        • Directing and coordinating operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems in field installations
        • Using computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks


        • Familiar with DC Motor controls
        • Familiar with metal strip processing (this system is Aluminum)
        • Coordinated Drives Knowledge
        • Allen-Bradley/Rockwell ControlLogix
        • Siemens 6RA80 Drives (over Ethernet/IP from ControlLogix)
        • Typical operation of the drives is in speed mode with a torque limit.
        • The drive speed is set above or below the line speed master so that the speed regulator is always saturated and the drive is operating in a torque control mode. We are still working on defining the torque zones.
        • This system is a tension leveler with a mechanical leveler (no motor)
        • Entry and Exit bridals are used to control the material stretch
        • 5+ years’ experience programming PLC, HMI, VFD’s and network equipment
        • 5+ years’ experience designing and specifying electrical distribution equipment, MCC’s, and VFD for Industrial Facilities
        • 5+ years’ experience with PLC Panel, HMI Hardware, Networking and HMI Software design
        • Ability to lead a team in designing, writing, and testing software; lead a team designing electrical equipment, facilities, components, and products
        • Excellent people-skills, including the ability to interface with customers as well as co-workers


        • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical preferred) from an accredited institution preferred
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