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Controls Engineer – Avon, CT

About OFS:

OFS has one of the longest and most respectable corporate lineages in American business, which goes back to Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone more than a century ago.  We have a proven track record of being first in the industry with application specific fibers, optical connectors, ribbon cables, erbium doped fibers, Raman fiber lasers, fiber gratings and more.  Our mission is to provide leading optical innovations and solutions by designing, manufacturing and supplying the best optical fibers, fiber cable and components and devices for our customers, with exceptional service that creates value for our shareholders, customers and employees.  To do so, we must continue shaping the future of communications by applying the best minds to the challenges our customers will continually face.

Job Summary:

We currently seek a Controls Engineer to join our division located in Avon, CT, and help support our continued business growth.  

The selected candidate, under the guidance of a Senior Controls Engineer, will maintain existing manufacturing controls systems, modify existing programming to support new products and/or procedures and participate in development projects that require new controls systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustain existing manufacturing controls systems to support production.                             
  • Improve existing systems as an integral part of manufacturing system.                              
  • Participate in various development projects and engineering projects for new controls.
  • •Perform other related duties as required by management

Job Qualifications:

Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineer Technology preferred
  • Must be proficient with Allen Bradley RSView, FTView, RSLogix (5, 500 & 5000), Studio 5000 PLC programming including Function Block Diagram (FBD), PID setup and tuning and Motion Control
  • Knowledge/experience with Visual Basic, C++, and RSLinx Communications Protocols (Ethernet, ControlNET and Serial)
  • Knowledge/experience with Servo and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) drives and motors required
  • Knowledge/experience with various sensors/actuators including thermocouples, MFC’s, encoders, pressure controllers, etc
  • Continuous Improvement and ISO 9000 knowledge
  • Must be able to write procedures, troubleshooting guides and software documentation
  • Must be able to make engineering drawings (wiring, equipment layout, etc.) utilizing AutoCad or similar software
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Working at OFS means having the opportunity to realize ideas, experience innovation and discover new solutions for the future.  In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement and a matching 401(k) plan.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume by clicking on the button below to begin the self-identification process. Submissions must include salary information.

Note: Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.

OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.