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Senior Controls Engineer in Hamilton, OH at Advanced Drainage Systems

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description


Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


Performs a variety of engineering work in designing, planning and overseeing manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic components, equipment, systems and machinery used in production of products and operation of plant utilities. May work closely with other engineering disciplines in development and application of new systems or refinement of existing equipment and processes.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluates new and used equipment, designing electrical controls for machinery and plant systems.
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance to plants in the event of equipment malfunction.  May work with plant or outside technical support personnel on such problems.
  • Works on the design and programming of electrical/mechanical systems for specific equipment and general plant installations.  Examples would be corrugators, extruders,  plant material handling systems, off-line production equipment and general plant electrical utilities.
  • Maintains control software files and mechanical drawings, keeping them current and accurate.
  • Oversees installation and debugging of new equipment and plant systems.
  • Assists in acceptance test and debug of equipment from OEM’s.
  • Coordinates manpower assigned to electrical /mechanical portion of new project activities.

  • Travel to facilities to support, install and provide training on projects. Travel in US and Canada, anticipated travel requirements 30-35%
  • Operates under general direction of the Electrical Eng. Mgr. or may act as team leader on projects with high engineering content.


Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Experience troubleshooting electrical components, AC/DC motors/drives, PLC’s
  • Reading and creating electrical diagrams
  • Modifying or creating PLC & HMI programs for the following manufacturers - Automation Direct, Siemens & Allen Bradley.
  • Motion & Robotics experience in Siemens or Allen Bradley
  • SCADA and Data Networking
  • Automation Direct – DirectSoft 5 & C-More
  • Allen Bradley - RSLogix 5, 500 & 5000. Panel Builder & Factory Talk View.
  • Siemens – Step 7, ProTool, WinCC Software.

 Educational Requirements:


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience


 Physical Requirements:


  • The Position requires full range of body motion on a daily basis including twisting, bending, reaching, squatting and ability to mount/dismount industrial equipment and vehicles
  • The employee will be handling materials daily, which requires the ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport finished goods
EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.