Controls Engineer- Fullerton, CA

Fullerton, CA

Summary Description

Future Foam is a leading manufacturer of polyurethane foam, carpet underlay and comfort products. We are looking for a successful engineering professional that possesses the following qualities.

• Instills a safe working environment both physically and emotionally for one’s self and others
• Promotes excellence in manufacturing, quality and service
• Creates an open, trusting and collaborative environment to foster communication at all levels of the organization
• Practices confidentiality to instill trust
• Be emphatic agents of change and help others adapt to it
• Take ownership, be accountable and lead by example
• Conduct one’s self with integrity and respect towards others
• Builds individual success through team success. Motivate and support others to be successful


The Controls Engineer responsibilities include providing project conceptions, project quotation, control systems engineering and technical support. Engineering duties include electrical design, programming, documentation and testing. The Controls Engineer also performs start up support both on and off site as required as well as troubleshooting of existing systems.


  • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD
  • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements (e.g. SolidWorks)
  • Research supplier products for assembly components
  • Help establish new and maintain existing standards
  • Develop electrical bill of materials
  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
  • Check quality of assemblers and technicians work and respond to inquiries during assembly
  • Design and develop software applications based on given requirements and specifications
  • Understand plant requirements for GUI/communication interface, networking and create specifications based on these requirements
  • Review, repair and redesign legacy code
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems
  • Write user manuals to communicate functionality of company developed programs


  • BS degree in engineering or related discipline (BSEE degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of experience in controls or automation
  • Proficient in Design/Drafting Tools AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) (e.g. Allen-Bradley, Siemens)
  • Configuring and designing HMI systems (e.g. Allen Bradley, Red Lion, Wonderware, etc)
  • Familiar with Industry Standards UL and CE
  • Experience with various Motion Controllers/Actuators/Drive (e.g. AB, Yasakawa, etc)
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and general computer literacy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, team player, work well with others and have a positive attitude
  • Must be a creative thinker, results oriented, focused, and attentive to detail and accuracy
  • Must have ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage travel up to 30%
  • Flexibility to work after hours, and some weekend and holidays if needed.


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