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Control Systems Design Engineer - Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC

General Description

R.E. Mason is seeking a highly skilled and motivated control system design engineer for our team. This position may be based in either Charlotte or Raleigh, NC or Richmond, VA. The primary functions for this position are:

  • Control systems hardware and electrical engineering design activities
  • Engineering / design efforts involving existing control system migrations to DeltaV or greenfield deployments of DeltaV
  • Execution of engineering / design activities on capital projects
  • On-site construction management
  • Start up and commissioning of DeltaV Systems

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design control system panel hardware layouts; includes developing bill of materials; heat dissipation calculations, defining environmental constraints, defining appropriate components for design
  • Design control system panel electrical circuits; includes AC & DC power circuits, power loading calculations, circuit sizing
  • Design buss instrumentation segments; includes Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet, ASi, Profibus and serial communications technologies
  • Design activities in support of migration of legacy control systems to the DeltaV platform; includes process instrumentation & control system electrical wiring modifications; control panel modifications; assessment of physical demolition & installation requirements; power & grounding modifications or enhancements to meet requirements
  • Design communications network architecture; includes defining appropriate network components & cabling
  • Modification or creation of P&ID’s, loop sheets, motor elementary drawings, IO list, cable schedules, interconnection drawings and schematics
  • Support customer site cutover activities including construction management, supervising installation, loop check planning and execution, startup support
  • Ability to troubleshoot control system equipment and field instrumentation during commissioning and startup

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of two (2) year technical associates degree in electrical engineering discipline or equivalent certification from an accredited trade school
  • Minimum of  three (3) years of relevant facilities experience in a manufacturing environment that includes control systems, instrumentation and/or electrical design/engineering work responsibilities and exposure to control systems such as PROVOX, RS3, DeltaV, Honeywell, ABB, Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc…
  • United States Citizen with valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read and understand prints, electrical drawings, schematics, installation & operations manuals and specifications
  • Proficient in AutoCAD™
  • Familiar with using test instruments including  Digital Multimeters & Loop Simulators
  • Fluent in English Language – written & verbal; good communicator
  • Proficient in using computers, peripherals and Microsoft Office™ applications, especially Excel™
  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended periods
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions / procedures to complete tasks and required documentation
  • Ability to document field modifications
  • Ability to work in an environment requiring a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize activities
  • Strong team player
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Organized and able to develop/utilize templates and/or standards
  • Ability to perform activities that may require climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and crawling; work may be performed inside and outside; includes being exposed to extreme heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or skin
  • Ability to wear required PPE without limitations
  • Regular travel (50%) within NC,SC & VA

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to utilize maintenance software for the purpose of troubleshooting control systems and/or instrumentation such as AMS™
  • Familiarity with using MicroStation™ CAD software
  • Expert in using Excel™
  • Ability to create construction specifications and contractor bid packages
  • Familiar with instrumentation calibration methodologies
  • Familiarity with machine reliability and asset monitoring field equipment and monitoring software
  • Experience with buss technologies (Fieldbus, Profibus, DeviceNet, ASi, Serial)

Physical Requirements

Standing Walking Sitting
Kneeling Reaching Overhead Climbing
Pushing and Pulling Lifting - 20 Pounds Using a Computer
Using a Telephone Driving  

About R.E. Mason

R.E. Mason provides industry leading process equipment, software, and services to improve automation, process control, safety, and reliability. We possess decades of experience serving customers in Life Science, Energy, Chemical, Consumer Goods, Metals & Mining, and Pulp & Paper markets.  Along with complementary solutions, R.E. Mason is the Emerson Impact Partner across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Emerson is the global leader of process systems and reliability solutions.
As an employee-owned company (“ESOP”), we believe that our Associates are the foundation of both our customers’ and R.E. Mason’s success.  Our strong company culture, and belief in continued investment in our Associates, has helped us realize long Associate tenures, as well as long lasting relationships with our customers.