• 02-Oct-2018 to 01-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • Engineering
  • Dexter, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Trucent, Inc. is a global leader in fluid recovery and regeneration solutions helping manufacturers and producers achieve operational excellence by incorporating sustainable processes.  We are committed to demonstrating leading-edge sustainable solutions and approaches to industrial production and materials management.  Our customer-centric solutions include Fluid Separation for Metalworking and Manufacturing, Industrial Fluid Control, Plant Process Optimization, Corn Oil Extraction, and Oil Flow Optimization.

To build upon a track record of growth and success, we are seeking a Controls Engineer out of Dexter, MI.     

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support design efforts from concept through production for various mechanical design projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Allen-Bradley hardware and software, including ControlLogix and CompactLogix, to control a variety of fluid processes.
  • Manage electrical and controls design of new projects and existing products.
  • Review/approve or create (in AutoCad) electrical project drawings (as required).
  • Prepare written Functional Control Descriptions of all projects and review with outside parties.
  • Complete detailed programming and/or review programs completed by others for compliance.
  • Manage inhouse and contract programmers on a wide variety of projects.
  • Support technicians with runoff of modules and systems in Dexter and/or local fabricator locations.
  • Startup support of systems in field, either in person or remotely.
  • Maintain company HMI/PLC program library, including strict revision control.
  • Continuously improve company's process control technologies, including remote access and process and vibration monitoring and recording.
  • Communicate with inhouse, contract, and customer programmers of various abilities, to explain design intent and facilitate interface with other systems (e.g. DCS).
  • Establish and maintain remote access to facilities for troubleshooting and updating programs.
  • Support technicians and customers as required, including after hours emergency remote support.
  • Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems, and progress.
  • Comply with all aspects of the Trucent safety program, including but not limited to: hazard communication, PPE requirements and attending quarterly safety training.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics.

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field or 5-10 years of equivalent design experience with PLC controls for industrial automation.


A minimum of 5 years' experience with Allen-Bradley hardware and software (CompactLogix and ControlLogix).  Process plant design and mechanical equipment design experience is required.  Ethanol plant design experience is a plus, but not required.


Skills and Abilities, which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly, associated with this position:

  • Ability to apply commonsense to understand and carry out instructions furnished in oral or written form and to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
  • Perform the basic functions of arithmetic; add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of blueprints and mechanical drawings.
  • Perform reading, writing and speaking at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to perform at level of quality required to prevent losses in cost, service, production and/or damage to equipment.
  • General knowledge of the skill trades including, mechanical, plumbing and electrical troubleshooting.


Travel Requirements:

Moderate travel may be required (up to 25%).


Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software and Work Aids, which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly, associated with this position:

  • Hand tools, mechanical tools, vehicles, machinery, and various tools.


License(s)/Certification(s)/Training Required:

  • Valid drivers license (Chauffer or CDL license preferred) & acceptable driving record per company Vehicle Policy.


Trucent provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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