Associate Controls Engineer
Wilmington, MA 
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Job Description

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering is a 100% employee-owned ESOP and one of the largest and most well-established (35+ years) engineering companies in the United States - we have an Associate Controls Engineer position available in our Wilmington, MA office. This position will be responsible for controls engineering project requirements involving PLC and DCS programming, HMI/SCADA programming, control panel design, instrumentation specification, engineering documentation support, check-out support and commissioning assistance.

Major Responsibilities:

This position requires the Controls Engineer to conceptualize, detail and implement control systems for industrial processes and machinery that meet our client's requirements. This involves the development of a control system architecture, selecting the components to be used, detailing schematic diagrams and system documentation, programming controllers (PLC, DCS, RTU), programming the process visualization (HMI/SCADA), developing databases for archiving/displaying historical system data , developing validation strategy, testing computer system design and software, and implementing/commissioning the control system at the client's facility. Knowledge of controller IEC 61131- 3 programming languages such as Ladder, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text and others to achieve the desired results will be required and training will be provided. Also having knowledge of standard programming languages such as Python, VBA, .NET and SQL for the development of HMI/SCADA systems is preferred.

For larger systems, expected to be hands-on with IT computing infrastructure and industrial networking used to connect control system components and instrumentation. The Controls Engineer would assist with design, detail and implement Operation Technology (OT) infrastructure, IT/OT integration, virtualization, networking and variety of fiber, wired and wireless systems using industrial protocols (Ethernet/IP, Profibus, Modbus, etc.).

The controls engineer must have the ability to generate validation strategies and documents supporting industrial control systems and relevant infrastructure. Expect to provide support to develop Industrial control systems' SOPs, qualification protocols, gap assessments, risk assessment, Impact Assessment, user requirements, functional and configuration specifications, requirements traceability, validation plans, validation summary reports and change controls.

The ideal candidate must have a diverse engineering skillset with the ability to work independently.

Job Requirements:

  • Education- A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science is required.Minimum 3.5 CGPA
  • Experience- Two plus (2+) years of relevant automation, computer system validation, and engineering experience within a cGMP environment is preferred.
  • Travel- up to 50%.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English is required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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