Safety Controls Engineer

Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers engineered, industrial plant safety solutions for organizations using metalworking, automation, material handling or thermal processing in their operations. Since 1971, Rockford Systems has specialized in the design and installation of safeguarding systems for industrial fabrication equipment, manufacturing systems and robotics cells that meet or exceed applicable safety regulations and standards. Today Rockford Systems offers an unparalleled industrial turnkey safety solution portfolio that also includes consulting, inspections, advanced technologies and combustion safety solutions, further underscoring its commitment to total plant safety. These combined risk reduction solutions enable organizations to dramatically improve compliance and worker safety without disrupting productivity.

Responsibilities
The Safety Controls Engineer is responsible for executing all aspects of the engineering process. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
– Perform electrical engineering functions to include designing and creating safety circuits and interface controls for safety products (new safety controls will be required to interface to existing machine and process line control systems).
– Redesign of existing control systems in order to incorporate control reliability, new functions, and/or circuits.
Work with new and existing customers and salesperson’s to plan and implement safeguarding strategies and equipment safeguarding product solutions from conception to completion.
– Test, troubleshoot, and modify machine control systems as required (on the factory floor)
Responsible for control reliability as defined by OSHA, ANSI, and applicable machine & process safety standards.

Skills, Background & Experience
Has worked in a manufacturing environment with responsibilities in engineering electrical, controls and circuitry.
Knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic presses and press brakes.
Experience with control reliability and other applicable machine & process safety standards (OSHA, ANSI, NEC, UL508A, etc.)
The ideal candidate would be responsible for working with additional professionals in engineering, manufacturing, sales, and field installers.

Requirements
Ability to travel for projects . (if required)
Engineering or Technical Degree
Requires 1 to 5 years experience in machine electrical design and safety control design.
Must possess Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office applications, SolidWorks, and PLC programming
Strong experience of electrical and mechanical concepts with the ability to read and understand both electrical and mechanical schematics and drawings.
Strong background in working with safeguarding products and/or the application of electrical products on automation equipment in a manufacturing environment.
Commitment to our core values of passion, integrity, accountability, balance and sustainability.

To apply for this position, please contact:
Paul Schneider
Director of Engineering & Operations
Rockford Systems LLC
5795 Logistics Parkway
Rockford, IL 61109
Direct: 815-874-3615
Toll Free: 800-922-7533
paul.schneider@rockfordsystems.com