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Controls Engineer II

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Date: Apr 29, 2019

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US, 55411

Company: Greenheck Group


Interested in working with one of the markets leading manufacturers? The Greenheck Group is a leading growth-focused, environmentally conscious, commercial HVAC manufacturer. Join our team which proudly designs and manufactures the most comprehensive line of ventilation products in the industry. The Greenheck Group is a dynamic multi- branded international organization. Our equipment is used worldwide in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities, ranging from comfort ventilation to manufacturing processes. Our efficient products improve comfort, safety, and health of lives across the planet. Since 1947, we are deeply committed to helping you “Build Your Future,” through professional growth, challenging leadership roles, and exciting opportunities around the world. 

General Summary:

The Controls Engineer shall work closely with sales, marketing, design engineering, and manufacturing to improve processes, implement testing procedures, and drive operational efficiency with regards to electrical designs and DDC controls programming for air handling products.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Develop new controls product designs and redesigns in coordination with sales, marketing and manufacturing functions.  Ensure products meet control design functionality of required points of operation and project design intent.
  • Identify controls strategies for optimal use of product applications.  Review, clarify, and validate deliverables to both internal and external customers.
  • Support and/or manage the transition from design into production, including any necessary testing and training required for implementing new or changed designs. May also be required to evaluate equipment and facility capabilities when assessing the cost effectiveness of a new design.
  • Identify product defects and assist with product quality improvements through hardware and software design and/or functionality changes.
  • Provide technical support for both internal and external sales people including the areas of product selection and application.
  • Support management in their negotiations with internal and external customers on matters including warranties.
  • May develop and communicate solutions for challenging applications in compliance with industry codes and standards.
  • Provide content for the development and updating of product literature.
  • Work directly on field projects, including programming and commissioning for resolution of field application problems.
  • Organize and present training seminars internally and externally.
  • Write specifications to clarify and validate deliverables to both internal and external customers.
  • Maintain accurate and current documentation on design changes and requests.
  • Assist in development of start-up and commissioning procedures.
  • Support and/or manage the prototyping and testing of new designs, including the interpretation of test results.  May be required to set up and run equipment in house or on the job site.
  • Develop technical and applications expertise for assigned products and general knowledge of all other related control products.
  • Evaluate material selection, cost analysis, and vendors as required to implement new designs.  Review, along with purchasing personnel, the selection and specification of new purchased component parts for product designs.
  • Collaborate with the shop floor and listen to their ideas and opportunities.  Identify, prioritize, and implement short and long term corrective actions.  
  • Lead/facilitate in value engineering projects.
  • Review/evaluate returned goods and determine root cause of failures and disposition of materials.
  • May have direct reports and provide mentoring for employees. May also have indirect supervision over a design team(s).


Business Unit Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Develop bill of materials and translation documents related to new or changed designs.
  • Ensure all products are in compliance with various agency requirements as needed.
  • Collaborate with the shop floor and listen to their ideas and opportunities.  Identify, prioritize, and implement short and long term corrective actions.
  • Write and test control programs for custom products.    


Job Qualifications:

Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, which is equivalent to that which would be acquired by completing a regular four-year college program in Electrical Engineering.


Between 3-5 years of related work experience is required.


  • Ability to manage multiple projects in accordance with predetermined completion dates.
  • Experience with with PLC and ladder logic or block programming tools is required.  Tools such as ProBuilder (Lynxspring), C.Suite (Carel), etc. is a plus.
  • Experience with building management system protocols such as BACnet, LonTalk, Modbus is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience required.  VBA coding experience is a plus.
  • HVAC or building management systems experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of National Electrical Code is required.
  • Experience with actuators, motor controls, VFD’s and EC motors is preferred.



Business Unit Specific Qualifications:


  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment


Special Notation


The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis