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Broetje Automation Controls Engineer in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Broetje Automation is the world?s leading expert & OEM in aircraft manufacturing automation and robotics, working with the top names in the aerospace industry. Worldwide locations include Germany, USA, France, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Japan. US locations include Buffalo (NY), Chicago (IL), Charleston (SC), Savannah (GA), Wichita (KS), Detroit (MI), Mobile (AL), and Seattle (WA).

Education & Experience: BS in Electrical Engineering plus with 1-5 years of experience in the industrial automation industry. Experience as service technician, electrical schematic designer, or PLC programmer are acceptable.


  • Experience designing for large automated systems from initial concept through installation and customer buy off

  • Electrical panel construction and troubleshooting

  • Strong fundamental understanding of electrical design practices, machine/motion control systems, electro-mechanical systems, programming, and system integration

  • Familiarity with IEC61131 (PLC programming languages)

  • Strong communication skills & ability to interact with teams, clients, and vendors

  • Ability to analyze and diagnose problems in automated equipment

  • Experience designing and assembling electrical cabinets and layouts, including circuit design

  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety guidelines.

Desirable Experience (not required)

  • Siemens Step 7 PLC programming experience

  • Familiarity with EPLAN (or AutoCAD Electrical) for creating electrical drawings

  • Electrical hardware and cabinet design

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide electrical and controls engineering expertise for the design of new equipment & system introductions

  • Creates and maintains BOMs

  • Work with Supply Chain Management to source parts

  • Generate panel layout for new automated systems

  • Maintain logs & written records of duties performed

  • Provide electrical and controls engineering expertise for the design of new equipment & system introductions

  • Internal subject matter expert in control systems (PLC, HMI, Motion Control Systems), system integration, sensors, & electromechanical devices

  • Apply knowledge of electronics, electrical circuits, mechanics, pneumatics, and programming

  • Work to develop training procedures and documentation for US-based field service

  • Develop PLC programming within Broetje?s standard for new systems as well as existing equipment retrofits and modifications

  • Occasional travel to customer sites for machine commissioning

  • Train customer?s staff & new technicians in machine operation as needed


  • Competitive hourly wage plus overtime

  • 401(k) company match

  • 100% paid healthcare coverage of premiums (medical, dental, vision)

  • Disability plan & group life insurance program

  • Three weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) plus ten paid holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement program and