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Actalent Controls Engineer in Maple Grove, Minnesota


This company designs, assembles, and installs high-speed, custom automated equipment. They mainly service the pharmaceutical industry but their equipment will also package a variety of other over-the-counter products.

The Controls Engineer will work on a team that involves the full project scope. This includes creating technical solutions in the areas of power & control circuits, pneumatic circuits along with programming of PLC, HMI, motion control, mechatronics, and robotics. This person will also work with manufacturing to startup, test and trouble shoot designs.

Breakdown of job duties:

30% PLC Programming

30% Electrical Design

30% Troubleshooting

10% Customer Interface


Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, PLC, design, AutoCAD Electrical, Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Packaging, Robotics, motion control, machine vision

Top Skills Details:

Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, PLC, design, AutoCAD Electrical, Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Packaging

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 3+ years' experience, or Associate's Degree with 5+ years' experience

  • 3+ years' experience with PLC/HMI programming - Allen Bradley

  • 3+ years' experience with Electrical Design (AutoCAD Electrical)

  • Must come from a background with custom automated equipment, packaging preferred but not required

  • Must have experience working with motors, drives, VFD's

  • Any experience with motion controls and Robotics is nice to have

  • Must be willing to travel approximately 10% of the time to perform installs and commissioning at customer sites

Experience Level:


About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.