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Controls Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Controls Engineer. This role is based out of our Nacogdoches, TX location.

The Controls Engineer is responsible for supporting plant leadership in achieving business and financial goals by developing and maintaining robust testing and assembly processes. The Controls Engineer is responsible for portions of design, development, fabrication, validation, installation, support and troubleshooting of production test equipment and programs. This position supports the technical side of equipment purchasing, provide requirements, attend all MOC, attend supplier review, equipment run-offs at side, assist with equipment start-up, automated conveyor, controls schemes for ovens, IT set-up of hardware product development and continuous improvement cost out initiatives across the organization. This position is involved in and leads cross functional project teams comprised of both local and extended team members at a highly proficient level.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $77249.97 - $113299.96 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide guidelines for the design and selection of manufacturing and test equipment.
  • Support, service, and trouble shoot test equipment and electrical systems within the plant
  • Develop equipment specifications ensuring compliance with electrical safe work practices and OSHA requirements. Identify potential safety hazards and provides input into the remediation process, ensuring equipment functionality meets required specifications.
  • Enforce safety expectations, document and communicate hazards and unsafe conditions to ensure a zero-incident culture and product conformance to electrical safety and quality standards.
  • Work with manufacturing, MESH, manufacturing engineering, quality, product design engineering, suppliers, and customers as needed.
  • Performs root cause and failure analysis. Applies critical thinking and problem-solving skills to provide specified cost, quality, and performance in a safe and efficient manner. Teaches others in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Guide and instruct the capital equipment selection process. Develop and evaluate Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR's) for major new product or process programs and initiatives related to testing/controls.
  • Leverages advanced technology and innovation to improve the use and effectiveness of information systems for testing/controls.
  • Seeks opportunities to eliminate waste associated with the flow of factory floor test information. Leads projects, develops project goals, budgets, and work breakdown structures. Proactively aligns cross functional resources such as Production, Quality, EHS, Maintenance, Engineering, and contractors/vendors to ensure that project goals are met. Develops and executes communication plans among project/program working groups, associated leadership teams, and other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for executing sustained change management as it applies to processes within manufacturing operations.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or similar field (STEM, Technology, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in support of a manufacturing environment (can include internship experience)
  • Experience in computer programming software such as visual/basic studio, SQL, and other Microsoft applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with any of the following software platforms: Rockwell Software (RS and Factory Talk), RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RS Logix 5000, Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View ME, FactoryTalk SE, VB6, NI LabVIEW, and/or NI TestStand
  • Experience with PLC, HMI Programming and safety systems design


  • Demonstrated ability to interpret regulation and standards
  • Ability to implement Electrical Safe Work practices
  • Strong communication and project management skills

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