Teknor Apex

  • Control Systems Engineer I

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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  • Overview

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    Celebrating over 90 years…

    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.

    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service. Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    As part of our Corporate Engineering team the Control Systems Engineer I will participate in computer systems project teams to design, purchase and install equipment at our various plant locations, collaborate with manufacturing plants in troubleshooting and problem solving as needed, and be responsible to back-up, troubleshoot and maintain plant systems as well as standard code libraries for the Controls Team. The Engineer is involved in all aspects of a project, from start to finish, often acting not only as the creative lead, but the team leader at times as well.

    • Ensure Company safety procedures are being adhered to.
    • Writing Ladder Logic on new projects and existing equipment.
    • Perform HMI design.
    • Perform basic network design on new projects and system upgrades in keeping with IT standards.
    • Seek out, suggest and ultimately lead any HMI, UI, ERP integration continuous improvement projects.
    • Provide technical support for facilities worldwide.
    • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    • Install and maintain distributed control system corporate-wide
    • Conduct continuous improvement on Global plant systems
    • Back-up, Document, Troubleshoot Virtual Machines and ESX servers for manufacturing

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer systems or related
    • Minimum of 4 years of control system or computer system engineering experience.
    • Familiarity with Ladder Logic, preferably with Allen Bradley systems. ie. PLC 5, SLC and Controllgix.
    • Strong Skills in HMI design, preferably with FactoryTalk and Ignition.
    • Strong Skills in Python and Java
    • Ability to evaluate project requirements and apply the appropriate solutions.
    • Strong Skills in networking best practices.
    • Working knowledge of plant power distribution equipment and controls.
    • Strong skills in project engineering
    • Strong Skills in Virtualization
    • Proficient with layer 2 and 3 network topologies and have knowledge on the subjects of Vlans, Spanning Tree and IP routing.
    • Familiarity with OPC protocol. Kepware experience preferable.
    • Familiarity with Inductive Automation Ignition.


    Our most successful employees possess the following core competencies:

    Teamwork * Project Management * Problem Solving * Critical Judgment * Interactive Communication * Analytical Thinking * Impact and Influence * Work Ethics and Values * Using Information Technology  


    Travel - estimated 30% with some weekend overnights


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match 
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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