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Team Lead - Controls Engineering

Davenport, Iowa Direct Job ID: 2310162075


Position:  Team Lead - Controls Engineering
Full-time w/ benefits
Location:  Davenport, Iowa

PDS Tech is a national Engineering and IT Staffing solutions firm that has been around for over 45 years.  Since our acquisition by The Adecco Group, our PDS internal recruiting team now also hires for full-time, direct opportunities with other Adecco companies including Akkodis (formerly Modis) and Entegee. 

Oversee team of Controls Engineers in developing and implementing controls systems for a wide variety of automated equipment and mechanical machinery.  Estimated split of work responsibilities is 30% management/oversight of controls team members and projects and 70% doing controls engineering work.

Engineer will meet with customers, gather requirements, develop work breakdowns and cost / schedule estimates, , sell clients on our proposal/quotation, communicate project status as work progresses, etc….

Controls engineering work will include design, test, and commission controls, software, and data acquisition systems.  This will be a blend of hardware and software engineering work.  Projects will include controls design for automation equipment and mechanical machinery such as tabletop assembly stations, automated assembly, inspection gauge processes, pick and place, drive upgrades, safety guarding, packaging equipment, web line handling machine, etc….

  • Minimum 5 years controls design / engineering experience
Desired proficiency in some or all of below areas:
  • Designing control panels, cabling, and conduit runs
  • PLC programming using Studio 5000 Logix Designer (Allen-Bradley, Siemens plus)
  • HMI programming (FactoryTalk, Wonderware, Cimplicity)
  • Developing electrical schematics (AutoCAD Electrical, Eplan, Solidworks, Creo, Zuken E3)
  • Defining hardware specifications
  • Specifying drive systems (Servo, VFD, Stepper)
  • Developing BOMs (Bill of Materials) and general understanding of routing in client ERP system
  • Robot simulation and offline programming (Process Simulate, Roboguide, Delmia, etc.)
  • Experience with robotic applications, visions systems, welding, and fluid power system components is a plus
**  Looking for candidates that have done controls design for NEW systems – not individuals whose experience was primarily doing controls upgrades/maintenance on existing systems.
  • BS Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science or related field
Will consider AAS in fields like Automation Technology, Robotics, Systems Engineering.
  • Willing to travel to commission machines as needed
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PDS Tech Commercial, 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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