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Controls Software Engineer (PLCs)

Des Plaines, Illinois Contract Job ID: 1910102102
Estimated Duration: 9 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Controls Software Engineer in Des Plaines, IL for a 9+ Month Contract on W-2.  If you are interested, please apply here or email your resume to

*** Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder ***

  • Accountable for delivering software tasks for assigned projects within budgeted cost and schedule at the appropriate level of quality. 
  • Provide recommendations for improving software, and testing activities to maintain the competitiveness of UOP technologies and products. 
  • Identification of opportunities for continuous work process and productivity improvements for project activities that you perform and observe.
  • Implement assigned improvement projects. 
  • Develop and maintain Quality Management System documents used within your area. 
  • Optimizing project deliverables for the projects assigned by maximizing efficiency of the delivery process through better methods, masters, systems, and tools and to minimize costs. 
  • Regular reporting on the status of assigned projects.
Typical tasks would be: 
  • Customizing PLC programs and HMI programs. 
  • Customizing Operator Interface Applications in Wonderware. 
  • Installing and working with Operating Systems and applications. 
  • Preparing Distributed Control System I/O Interface List. 
  • Installing custom softwares and networking PCs. 
Basic Qualifications 
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering is required Or Associates degree in Computer, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with 3 years of relevant experience. 
Additional Qualifications 
  • 2 years control systems software development experience is desired. 
  • Experience in developing control systems software for batch or continuous process application in the refining, petrochemicals, pulp & paper or pharmaceutical industries is considered ideal. 
  • A working knowledge of Honeywell control system products including Experion, Safety Manager, C300, and Masterlogic is a plus. 
  • A working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and HMI software such as Wonderware and FactoryTalk View is a plus. 
  • A working knowledge of controllers such as Invensys Tricon/Trident, Siemens S7 and/or Rockwell/Allen-Bradley ControlLogix products is a plus. 
  • Understand interfaces such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, Ethernet, fiber optic, and interface protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP and Object Linking & Embedding for Process Control (OPC). 
  • Understand control panel electrical schematics and able to troubleshoot control systems including components such as power supplies, breakers, relays, and analog and digital wire loops. 
  • An understanding of the concepts and role of software within control systems is key. 
  • Familiarity with components of computer systems. 
  • Good organizational, troubleshooting and problem solving skills are a must. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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