Controls Engineer



Responsible for the planning, specification and technical documentation of instrumentation and control equipment.



•    Initiate, supervise, and coordinate the installation, implementation, and start-up of new Process Control Systems 
•    Setup and configure replacement boards and assemblies to fit specific applications. 
•    Specify, organize and maintain adequate spare parts and modules for control and instrumentation systems. 
•    Tune automatic feedback on closed loops using PID Controllers 
•    Develop thorough working knowledge of quality monitoring system architecture and provide single point of contact for trouble-shooting problems involving data generated between instrumentation and downstream quality data systems. 
•    Participate in the development of project scopes, design of systems, and functional specifications. 
•    Utilize technical materials to troubleshoot and maintain systems.
•    Play a key role in the migration of the existing DCS system to the next generation technology 
•    Provide support for new plant control systems and MES to include: configuration changes, troubleshooting, operator training, optimization, documentation and maintenance 
•    Create and manage databases that monitor plant process variables 
•    Identify and develop strategies in support of continuous improvement of manufacturing and process control systems within the plant 
•    Configure process control network stations 
•    Establish communications and maintains network support for the process control network.



•    BS or MS Electrical Engineering with an Emphasis on Instrumentation and Controls; equivalent combination of education and experience or proven related experience can be supplemented for education.
•    Minimum 5 Year Experience with Industrial Process Controls using DCS and PLC Systems
•    Proven ability to design and implement industrial process control strategies using DCS and PLC based on P&ID's and Control Strategies
•    Experience and Ability to select, set-up, and calibrate various instrumentation devices for measurement of Temperature, Fluid Flow, Mass Flow, Concentration, Level, Velocity, Force, etc.
•    Experience and Ability to read and write Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
•    Experience and Ability to develop Control Narratives and Strategies
•    Experience and Ability to set-up Process Trend Historians
•    Experience and Ability to develop Industrial Process Control graphics and animation of graphics for control purposes
•    Strong Knowledge of MS Windows Based Networking and ability to provide Process History data to Process Engineers Desktop Systems.
•    Experience with Invensys IA Systems is a Plus
•    Experience with Allen Bradley Control Logix, Control Net, and RS Logix is a Plus
•    Experience with Allen Bradley Powerflex VFD's is a Plus
•    Able to work well without close supervision and make effective decisions.
•    Good customer service and interpersonal skills.
•    Excellent organizational skills.
•    Very strong analysis/problem solving skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  This position requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position works in an office with moderate noise.  Also requires regular work within the plant with moderate noise, heat and fibers; moving around working machinery; walking up and down stairs and ladders; assessing equipment on platforms and other areas in awkward positions.  




Basic Life Insurance & Supplemental 
401K Matching
PTO + Floating Holidays
Paid Holidays



This position typically works M-F; may need to respond to calls during off hours.


Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Date:  May 10, 2022

Moses Lake, WA, US, 98837

Business Unit:  Carbon Fibers
Legal Unit:  SGL Composites LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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