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Controls Engineer

Company: Eaton Corporation
Location: Belleville
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton’s B-Line is currently seeking a Controls Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Highland, Illinois facility.

Position Overview:

Supports manufacturing teams by maintaining electronics systems and developing controls systems for the production equipment in the plant.  

In this function you will:

  • Design, modify & update existing control systems for machine tools, including electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic.
  • Maintain machine control & electrical facility drawings up to date.
  • Assist in the selection of capital equipment for manufacturing processes
  • Improves current machine tools to increase uptime, improve quality and increase productivity
  • Provides engineering support to production equipment and processes, including advising maintenance
  • Directs analytical problem solving and creativity/innovation to improve key business drivers
  • Demonstration and application of technical controls engineering expertise/knowledge
  • Trains employees on new technologies and manufacturing processes
  • Maintain and follow Quality Management System and Environmental Management System requirements
  • Track and accumulate cost savings
  • Interpret and assure compliance with all national, state and OSHA standards on plant equipment


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of applicable experience
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Highland, IL will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of machine programming techniques both CNC and PLC
  • Technical knowledge in machine function, processes, control system, CNC, PLC, servo drives, variable frequency drive, stepper motor drives and electrical/electronic systems
  • Experience in Lean tools
  • Understanding of electronic circuitry
  • General understanding of the national electric state codes and OSHA requirements.
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing process and basic machine tool concepts.
  • Auto-Cad and other applicable computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills required for interaction with all levels of the organization.


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG BLD BLine Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Keywords: Eaton Corporation, Belleville , Controls Engineer, Other , Belleville, Illinois

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