Senior Controls and Automation Engineer


The Senior Controls and Automation Engineer reports to the Facilities Engineering Manager and is responsible for maintaining and improving the functionality and performance of mission critical automation and control systems in an industrial environment. The Position will work with Maintenance, Production, Quality, Information Technology, and Process Engineering departments to accomplish goals related to automation, process, and quality improvements, cost reduction, and equipment obsolescence and integration.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement, and integrate controls and automation systems
  • Analyze and troubleshoot equipment and process problems using control systems, SCADA, data archive, and analysis tools
  • Lead, execute, and be accountable for large projects with limited supervision
  • Design and administer automation system training packages
  • Migrate obsolete and control systems to robust modern systems
  • Implement controls and automation solutions to improve equipment reliability
  • Prepare specification for purchase of material, components, systems, services, and equipment
  • Create and modify controls schematics, single line diagrams, instrument loop drawings, and control system flow diagrams
  • Oversee, direct and supervise contractors and consultants during construction, modification, and installation of plant equipment, facilities, and systems
  • Lead/participate in problem-solving activities; engineer and implement solutions
  • Analyze process data and support continuous improvement efforts
  • Support operations to optimize process performance
  • Manage special projects as directed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities typically required to perform the essential functions of this job:
Knowledge of:
  • Industrial control systems architecture and configuration
  • Programmable Automation Controllers
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • High speed / multi-axis motion control
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Capital funding and accounting practices
Skilled in:
  • Advanced computer and software skills
  • Project management
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Communicating and interacting professionally with all levels of staff
  • Reading and interpreting schematics/blueprints
Ability to:
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Plan and monitor multiple projects simultaneously
  • Read and understand technical manuals, schematics, and technical drawings
  • Apply safe work practices in an Industrial environment
Education, Certifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering with exposure to Automation, Programming, or control systems theory
  • At least 5 years of experience in a Manufacturing Environment

Working Conditions under which the essential function of this job are typically performed:
  • Majority of job duties performed in a typical office setting
  • Frequent trips into Industrial manufacturing environment. Exposure to noise, vibration, heat/cold, and industrial mobile equipment.
  • Occasional trips to vendor sites for acceptance tests.

Consolidated Precision Products (CPP) is an industry-leading manufacturer of highly-engineered
components and sub-assemblies, supplying the commercial aerospace, military and industrial markets with small-to-large “function critical” products. CPP provides its customers with a “total solution” source, taking them from concept to finished product with one of the broadest and most diverse product offerings in the industry. More information about our company can be found at:

CPP Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes employees in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or other legally protected status.


This is a full time position

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