Lead Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

Job Location US-IN-Lafayette
Job ID
Instrumentation & Controls


ACS is looking for an Instrumentation & Controls Engineer to join our team. This position is located on a project site in Lafayette, Indiana.  


The Instrumentation & Controls Engineer will work within a group of controls engineers to fulfill the instrumentation and controls responsibilities for a variety of process and industrial projects.  


Job responsibilities:   

  • Develop and/or review control system architecture, flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), control sequences, and design specifications.
  • Analyze risks and hazards, and conducting risk analyses
  • Create responsibility matrices, instrument indexes, bills of material (BOMs) and other project tools.
  • Develop and/or review wiring schematics and control panel layout drawings.
  • Program and integrate Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including offerings from Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Wago, etc.
  • Design, set up, and perform system functionality tests on equipment in our manufacturing facility and at customer sites.
  • Develop wire pull schedules and scope of work documents for contractors to use in bidding and construction.
  • Perform onsite startup and validation of equipment
  • I/O checkout and troubleshooting, calibrate instrumentation and tune PID loops.
  • Validate programming to confirm systems operate per control sequences



Basic requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Must have experience in preparing drawings using AutoCAD electrical. 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the design/build/programming of PLC systems with field experience, from design to start-up.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience programming in ladder logic.
  • Experience involving engine test cell instrumentation & control design, integration, troubleshooting and commissioning.
  • Ability to interpret and create Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Experience providing efficient, and effective client service, including balancing multiple projects and responding to changes in deadline, scope and design.
  • Demonstrates strong technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • For the first couple of years, this role will be on-site on our customer facility but after that project is complete, this role may travel to customer facilities with several overnight stays (25-40%), for design meetings, equipment installation supervision and commissioning.
  • Must have the following personal skills and characteristics:  Problem solving skills, strong organizational and time management skills, team player, takes initiative to improve personal skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with all internal and external levels and groups.


With a positive, collaborative company culture, we are proud to have been named a “Top Workplace” since 2019.  Along with an amazing company culture - ACS offers comprehensive health care benefits, a 401(k) employer match program, a bonus incentive program, paid time off, hybrid working model and summer hours.

ACS specializes in the engineering, integration and construction of technically complex R&D and production equipment, controls, and facilities. Working across multiple industries and markets, including automotive, aerospace, energy, chemical, laboratories and manufacturing, ACS offers a unique mix of experience in control systems, custom machines, testing solutions, automation, process and discrete production systems as well as turnkey integrated buildings. ACS is based in Verona, Wisconsin, with a regional office in Troy, Michigan, and serves customers across North America and around the world.



For a full overview of our organization, visit our website at: http://www.acscm.com


Please apply through our website at:  https://careers-acs.icims.com




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