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ATS Company:  PA Solutions
Requisition ID:  2887

Bessemer, AL, US, 35022

Date:  Jan 7, 2021

Controls Engineer

PA Solutions, Inc., an Automation Company – provides a full range of automated tooling systems to the automotive and areo-space industries. Founded in 1998, our company now has 180+ Team Members and facilities in 3 states and continues to grow in both size and scope as part of ATS Automation.

Long Description

Required Duties


The candidate must be able to work in a professional engineering team-based environment. Engineering teams are responsible for the design and integration of control systems for customer applications and processes. Duties may include and are not limited to PLC and HMI programming, network design, system commissioning, system support, internal/external training and technical consultation. Team members have the opportunity to learn new skills and to work in a very rewarding and fast paced environment that varies from customer to customer.  Must work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures


Specific Responsibilities


The following lists are general responsibilities that may vary from customer to customer.



Design and program PLC controlled systems utilizing multiple software suites:

Rockwell – Studio5000, RSLogix, RSLinx, RSNetworx

Siemens – TIA Portal V13, Step 7

Mitsubishi – GX Developer

Omron – CX One

Pilz – PSS Win-Pro



Design and configure HMIs utilizing multiple software suites:

Rockwell – RSLinx, RSNetworx, RSView ME/SE, FactoryTalk View ME/SE

Siemens – TIA Portal Comfort, TIA Portal Advanced, WinCC Flexible, WinCC SCADA

Mitsubishi – GT Designer

Omron – CX One

Pilz – PSS Win-Pro

Integra Designer Pro




General Networking

Ethernet troubleshooting and design of various hardware types and configurations.


Network couplers configuration

TCP/IP telegrams


Learned address table


Switch configurations



Cut-Through mode

Store and Forward mode

Fragment Free mode

Firewall configurations – various

IT – port level

Standalone hardware – in panel design

Network management and segmenting

IP addressing

OSI model layers

Network Masks

Topology design





Customer Specifications and Standards


FCA (CArS- Controls Architecture Standard)



Template Library




Mercedes (Integra Standard)



iDPro Template Library

Quality Check Tools

ISI Save and Archiving

Integra View Reporting





Template Library


General customer design, integration and buyoff requirements

Robot - PLC Interlocks

PLC to PLC Interlocks

Logic design checklists

Safety PLC programming guidelines

Ethernet calculator

Logic validation tools

Virtual PLC simulation

Request for wiring diagrams (RWD)

Logic generator

Message extractor

Model/Part scheduling

Emulation group approval

HMI/FIS Message extractor

Launch Technician Verification

Control reliability testing




Education and Experience


Minimum Requirement:


Bachelor’s degree in a controls related field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent)


Additional Recommendations:


Three to seven years of applicable experience in an industrial environment that includes design, debug, startup and production-readying of industrial controls equipmentv

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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