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Controls Engineer - Cromwell, CT

Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

The Controls Engineer will work as part of the Systems Integration team designing, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying hardware and software to support production electromechanical equipment and systems. The key focus of this position is National Instruments hardware and software.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage Projects that support company and customer initiatives.
  • Mentor early-career controls engineers
  • Troubleshoot, repair and continuously improve the organization's manufacturing systems.
  • Interface with Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance to ensure complete systemsintegration.
  • Support the design, build, documentation, program, test and installation of control equipment for in house production use.
  • Drive continuous improvement as part of our team through participation in Lean Deployment.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a controls in related fields (i.e. Digital Controls, Software Development, or Manufacturing/Industrial Spaces)
  • 1 year of mentoring, teaching, or leading controls engineers
  • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience with data acquisition systems and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
  • 1 year PLCs and Allen Bradley based control systems (ladder diagram), motors, drives
  • 1 years working knowledge and experience Wonderware Software for data acquisition
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Software management and documentation
  • Read and generate hardware wiring diagrams, schematics, bill-of-materials


Proficient or familiar with the following:

  • Compliance testing
  • Source Code Control using Microsoft TFS
  • Industrial Control Panel
  • Various types of industrial sensors (Temperature, pressure, flow, load cell)
  • HMI's / Computers, TCP/IP Networks
  • Wonderware Software for data acquisition
  • PLCs and Allen Bradley based control systems (ladder diagram), motors, drives
  • 3 phase AC power systems

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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