Controls Engineer

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Want To Work At CHI?

We’re looking for experienced Controls Engineers to join our growing team in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We encourage those with experience in advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) to submit a resume for consideration.

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities

I&C Engineers develop skills in specific control disciplines such as advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The use of these disciplines will depend on the exact nature of individual job roles. In general, tasks and responsibilities can include:

  • Designing and developing new control systems.
  • Specifying instruments and equipment to meet design requirements.
  • Testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems.
  • Analyzing data and presenting findings in written reports.
  • Managing operations.
  • Working collaboratively with engineers, operation engineers, purchasers and other internal staff.
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers, contractors and relevant authorities.
  • Project management within cost and time constrained environments.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving.
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with the health and safety regulations and quality standards.
  • Providing advice and consultancy support.
  • Purchasing equipment.
  • Writing computer software and test procedures.
  • Developing new business proposals.
  • Accepting responsibility and accountability that is proportionate to the seniority of the position.

Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with PLC functions and integrated controls equipment.
  • Ability to set priorities, to be self-disciplined and consistent.
  • Good written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement action steps and follow-through with the people responsible for them.
  • Ability to work effectively individually or within a group.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office and AutoCAD (preferable AutoCAD Electrical).
  • Ability to develop and implement process improvement solutions.
  • Ability to develop programming functional specifications and coordinate with system integrators.

Education and/or Experience

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Degree, or completion of at least two years post-secondary education, formal training in electrical theory, industrial controls, and a minimum of ten years’ experience in a similar industry.
  • 5-10 years of hands-on experience designing, programming, installing, de-bugging and maintaining PLC based control systems.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley ControlLogix systems is required.

Employee Benefits

CHI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and excellent benefits that include:

Health & Dental

Health & Dental

Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Delta Dental.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employee-paid health and dependent care FSA.

Life and AD&D Insurance

Life and AD&D Insurance

Basic and additional plans are available for employees, spouses and dependents.

Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability

Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability

CHI pays the premium for each disability plan.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employees receive PTO hours based on their length of employment.

Paid Holidays

Paid Holidays

CHI recognizes nine paid holidays.

401(k) Plan

401(k) Plan

ADP 401(k) or Roth Retirement Plans with company match.

Profit Sharing

Profit Sharing

Discretionary plans with varying payout dates and amounts.

Aspiring Leadership Program

Aspiring Leadership Program

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