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Controls Engineer

CHL Systems

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Posted on 05/18/2021


Souderton, PA


Are you ready to break free of the mundane?

Looking for a place where you can think outside the box? Where you can be part of a company that knows developing an awesome team makes all the difference? Where each day brings a new challenge? Join a growing company that has continually evolved for over 60 years with an innovative vision and supportive culture. CHL Systems is a custom equipment supplier that provides project management, engineering, design, manufacturing and installation services for a variety of industries including food, pharma and heavy industry to name a few.

An exciting position is currently available in our Engineering Department for a Controls Engineer. This position will work as an integral part of our custom equipment engineering team. The position will involve automation equipment design, control systems/methodologies and other applicable technologies in order to lead the design, implementation and testing of custom electro-mechanical equipment.

Job Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience in an automated equipment design environment.

· Self-starter who is well-organized, detail-oriented, creative and possesses excellent problem solving skills.

· Preferred design software experience in work or school: Rockwell and Siemens PLC programming, particularly Studio 5000, FactoryTalk, TIA. Plus if you have experience with VFD and servos, Fanuc and Staubli programming, and AutoCAD Electrical.

· Proficiency with written and oral communication. Need to effectively present technical documents with an ability to explain technical concepts with depth that is tailored to the expected audience.

· Ability to develop strong professional relationships with vendors and customers across a wide spectrum of industry.

· Strong time management skills. Must be able to handle multiple projects at one time.

· Ability to work with a design team on a large project.

· Ability to develop concepts and solutions meeting all customer requirements and to work within the estimated cost of implementation of those solutions.

· Ability for travel to customer sites (<15% of time).

· All other duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Design Electrical Drawings and Panel layouts

· Program system PLCs, HMIs, and/or Robots.

· Work independently and with a team on projects from conceptualization to completion.

· Work closely with Sales, Project Management, Manufacturing and Technical Services to understand system requirements and develop workable design concepts and cost estimates.

· Document all project parameters in a clear and concise format.

· Define, review and resolve any technical issues during all phases of a project.

· Ensure all subsystem/feature designs “fit” together.

· Safeguard that all equipment and designs meet industry safety standards.

· Travel to job-sites for initial discussions, system installations and start-ups.

· Demonstrate integrity. Adhere to the company’s code of conduct and business ethics standards.

· Ability to think “out-of-the box” by generating new ideas and solutions.

CHL Offers a competitive benefits package including:

· Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

· Short Term, Long Term and Life insurance

· 401(k) with Company Match

· Holidays and Vacation Days

· Safety Program Incentives

· Employee Appreciation Events


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CHL Systems provides process automation equipment and services for production facilities in the snack foods, confectionery, food processing & packaging, meat handling & packaging, pharmaceutical, steel, energy, and general manufacturing industries.

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