Design Engineer – Controls System


Summary Description

FUTURE FOAM, INC. is seeking a DESIGN ENGINEER – CONTROLS SYSTEM in Dallas, TX to research, develop, design, implement, maintain and test electrical equipment, components, facilities and systems to optimize the polyurethane foam production process. Research, analyze, design, proto-type, engineer conceptual and detailed designs that ensure the production process is functional, performs as fit for its purpose, and is cost effective and efficient. Research, analyze, design, and implement electrical equipment and systems to achieve optimal operation of contour cutter 3 axis and contour cutting speed requirements and blade speed to achieve desired speed to cut foam with acceptable blade deflection and accuracy. Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to nest shapes and sizes for cutting to maximize material utilization efficiency. Maintain PLC controllers and motor controllers. Specify servo motor sizes, motor controllers and cables based on speed requirements. Include wiring paths and wire tracks for movement of cutting head. Prepare technical drawings (CAD) and/or specifications of electrical systems. Ensure program written in C++ is output compatible with PLC program chosen for controlling cutting. Design, test, and maintain user interface to connect to programmable logic controller (PLC). Design and implement networking system to interconnect with PLC and Windows program controlling PLC and networking with office computer. Provide troubleshooting assistance for deficiencies in operation. Ensure components and assemblies adhere to specifications, code, industry and organization standards and safety requirements. Assist in training and guidance of technicians on new/updated equipment and/or programs. Min. Req.: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and 2 years’ experience as Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, or related position OR any suitable combination of education, training or experience that is not less than a Bachelor’s degree and 24 months progressive post-baccalaureate experience is acceptable. Travel Required. Send resumes to Cynthia Holaday, Future Foam, Inc., 1610 Ave. N, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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