Controls Engineer (BW Papersystems - Baltimore)

Steeger USA, LLC

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Baltimore, MD

Job Description

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Job Overview:

About Us:

BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, book-binding and security-documents industries. BW Papersystems brings together 11 brands—BW Bielomatik (BWB), BWP Zerand, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, K&H Machinery Co. Ltd., Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited (MWU), SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik (WPB) and Wrapmatic—that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries. We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology.


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.


Job Description:

Position Description:
Design and develop controls systems to automate processes and machines. Perform a wide variety of control design and application duties including, implementation of control algorithms in software, development of software data file structures, terminal display formatting, and software for data transmission with detailed emphasis on programming using PLC languages, motion control logic, and other higher-level languages. Develop, implement, and employ debugging and maintenance software in the development and maintenance of company products and related equipment. Structure machine parts for engineering projects and design machine drawings for engineering projects including schematics, panel layouts and other engineering drawings.

Essential Functions:
• Assist with developing engineering and functional system specifications based on sales, customer, and technical personnel
• Assist with programming hardware/software to support machine-based control systems
• Assist with and/or maintain program documentation related to diagnostics, information systems, data collection and communication with other peripheral equipment
• Furnish documentation to product assembly and may assist with check-out, machine installation and startup of basic mechanical functionality and control system software
• Design and develop basic electrical equipment
• Prepare basic schematics, assemblies and bills of material with a focus on controls systems architecture
• Travel to customer sites to support commissioning and startup of industrial equipment
• Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

• Beginning level knowledge and experience with automated controls platforms such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Beckhoff and B&R.
• Beginning knowledge of Control & Instrumentation Theory and Application; small computer and microprocessor programming techniques (Motion Control, PLC and Visual C++ languages)
• Ability to read basic electrical controls schematics and other drawings

Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical or controls engineering

Typically, 2-10 years of Controls engineering experience is preferred.

Candidates who recently graduated from college will also be considered for

entry level engineer position.

Role reports to Engineering Supervisor, Engineering Manager or Principal Engineer; this position does not directly supervise other employees

Work Environment:
This is an office position associated with a manufacturing facility. Although the employee may spend a portion of his/her time in the office area, the employee’s essential job duties also require the employee to spend a portion of his/her time in the manufacturing area. The employee must be able to correctly wear and use any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required by the employer when in the manufacturing area.

Physical Demands:
This role requires the constant use of standard office equipment; visual and mental focus; light lifting may be required in order to inspect goods; regular travel is expected.

Position Type:
This is a regular, full-time position with the understanding that a regular workweek will require extended days and hours as needed to meet business needs.

Regular domestic and/or global travel is required for this position.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It’s not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job. This job description is subject to change at any time.


At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ​

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.


Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.


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