Our success relies on hiring and retaining the best people. We look for associates who will not only add to our present talent, but will continue to strengthen our company and customer relationships for years to come. Our company history of over 30 years is proof of our strength in building long term relationships.

At Sure Controls, in addition to your salary, and incentive plans, there are a wide variety of benefits available to assist associates and their families in many different ways. These benefits help each individual maintain a good balance in their life. Below are some of the highlights of working for Sure Controls:

Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Technology Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Volunteer Work
  • Company Meetings & Events

Our Managements Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the managers of Sure Controls to serve the associates and make them their number one priority. It is the manager’s obligation to provide a challenging career, opportunity for growth, clear incentive program, and a path to success for each associate. It is the associate and manager’s responsibility to work together as a team to make the company successful. Managers will have a “hands on” approach to problem solving and will lead by example. Every manager has a responsibility to do the right thing for our customers, associates, company, and our society as a whole. Each manager will do their best to bring out the unique talents and skills of their associates. Our managers will provide the “vision” of where we are to go and they will ensure a great future for our associates.

Teamwork

Without teamwork it would be impossible to compete and provide superior customer service. Every person’s job is a critical part of making the entire business operation successful. Cooperation and helping each other out is the rule! No one person’s job is more important than the next person’s. At Sure Controls the team is more important than the individual. Only through teamwork can we be successful.

Continuous Improvement

Every time we do something, we check to see if our methods worked. We take time to figure out how we can do it better next time. From the minute you join the company you are responsible for helping to shape and improve what goes on around us.

Training and Personal Growth

Sure Controls is committed to providing the best possible training and opportunities for individual personal growth in all aspects of the business. This is a difficult task and requires continuous attention considering the time restrictions of a growing business. Only through constant training and personal growth can we adapt to changing markets and provide excellent service to our customers.

“Open Door” Policy

Sure Controls is committed to providing a challenging, professional working environment for all associates. If an associate perceives that a change should be made in the corporation, or in his or her individual treatment, the associate is encouraged to discuss these issues with their immediate manager. It is the company’s commitment that all concerns brought to the attention of management will be thoroughly addressed and resolved when possible.

Our Reputation

We work hard to provide industrial process solutions with enthusiastic services and automation products that enable “World Class Manufacturing”. We are all custodians of our reputation. We strive daily to put into practice the words and actions that describe ourselves: competent, helpful, engaged and smiley.


Current Opportunities


Department: Engineering  Reports To:  Engineering Manager  Prepared By: Dale Zimmerman        Date Prepared:  3/28/19

Position Summary

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for developing/designing machine and process control systems and implementing the finished product as required by the customer.  Knowledge in web handling is expected.

Expected Results

  • Consistent delivery of a positive customer experience as evident through customer request for your specific service
  • Willingness to assist Sure Controls associates with learning new skills
  • Accountable to committed tasks
  • Prioritizes work schedule effectively
  • Communicates openly with customers in an effective, positive manner
  • Positive P&L statement

 Role and Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned project(s) from definition to installation and customer acceptance.
    • Maintain cost and schedule tracking of projects against quoted price and delivery.
    • Develop and maintain project milestones, parts lists and ordering, and electrical schematics.
    • Provide communication to customers, panel shop employees, the account manager, and other team members.
    • Lead and/or support start-up of systems in the shop and at the customer site.
  • Perform programming and development of PLC, temperature controls systems, drive systems, and HMI systems.
  • Perform programming and development for web handling applications (unwinds, rewinds, extruders, dancers, load cells, torque control, tension control, etc.)
  • Create viable project plans (scope development) and P&IDs, and execute them to achieve goals of the customer.
  • Create quotations, budgetary designs, ROI calculations, and lead presentations for and with customers.
  • Act as a leader in one area (web handling) of technology used by the company.
  • Be part of the after hours rotation.  (Typically 2 weeks per year)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies

Education and Experience:

  • College Degree in engineering; three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Cognitive Skills:

  • Learning Ability
  • Interpretation of Written Information
  • Working Memory – Ability to recall stored, visual images or verbal information
  • Reasoning – Capacity to make sense of things, applying logic to establish and verify facts and then change practices based on new or existing information
  • Decision Making – Gathering facts, analysis and producing a final choice
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions and works well individually and in group problem solving situations

Business Acumen:

  • Price Math (Discounts, Markup, Margin, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Finance
  • Basic Financial Knowledge (ROI, Payback)
  • Writing Skills (service reports, E-mail, etc.)

Leadership:

  • Establish Trust (Accountability, Admit one’s own mistakes)
  • Establish Relationships
  • Foster Open Communications
  • Show Adaptability
  • Meet Customer Needs
  • Promote Teamwork
  • Think Creatively
  • Show Drive and Initiative
  • Emotional Intelligence

Functional Technical Skills

  • The Controls Systems Engineer is required to understand the following technical skills to perform their job.
    • Rockwell Automation PLCs (ControlLogix, SLC, PLC5)
    • Siemens Automation PLCs (S7-300, S7-1200, S7-1500 using SIMATIC Manager and TIA Portal)
    • Parker SSD Drive Systems
    • Rockwell Drive Systems
    • Siemens Drive Systems
    • Parker Automation Products
    • SCADA/HMI Applications (Intellution, Wonderware, Red Lion)
    • Eurotherm and RKC Controllers
    • System troubleshooting and problem solving
    • Industry Standards (NEC/NRPA70, NFPA 79, NFPA 70).

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities)

·         Sit or stand for extended periods of time

·         Speak and hear communications

·         Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds

·         The noise level in the work environment is from moderate to loud

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Systems:

  • Required to have proficiency with the following Sure Controls related systems.
  • Associate Handbook
  • Project Workbook (BP3200.03)
  • Electrical Safety (BP3900.01/BP3900.02)
  • LOTO Procedure (BP3900.03)

 General Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and Outlook. Familiarity with ePlan, Rockwell Software, and Siemens TIA Portal, as well as the Sure Controls Sharepoint page, is also required.

Other:

  • Occasional travel (local, national, international) is required.
  • May be required to work hours outside of the typical 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. day.
  • Organizational skills for the generation of detailed reports, procedures, etc.
  • Knowledge of mechanical components of control systems.
  • Ability to interact professionally with suppliers and customers.

Education:

  • Educational background required.
  • Minimum 4 year BS degree in a field related to electrical design and/or control system development.
Department: Services
Reports To:  Terry Brei
Date Prepared:  4/21/14

Position Summary

The Advanced Service Technician’s primary responsibility is to provide service and support for the highly technical products sold by Sure Controls.  These include drives and drive systems, PLCs, SCADA packages, and discrete loop controllers.

Expected Results

  • Consistent delivery of a positive customer experience as evident through customer request for your specific service
  • Willingness to assist Sure Controls associates
  • Accountable to committed tasks
  • Prioritizes work schedule effectively
  • Communicates openly with customers in an effective, positive manner
  • Positive P&L statement

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for performing field service, field calibration, advanced systems/drives configurations, advanced systems/drives repairs and other necessary services to support the life cycle of the drives, drives systems and controls systems.
  • Provide troubleshooting, service and start-up support for jobs including discrete controllers, PLC, or SCADA systems.
  • Provide design support for integration of discrete controllers, PLC, or SCADA systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting, calibrations and configurations on discrete controllers both in the shop and at the customer site.
  • Capable of leading the training classes offered to customers of Sure Controls in their area of expertise.

Skills and Competencies

Education and Experience:

  • College Degree, Associate Degree or High school diploma; three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Cognitive Skills:

  • Learning Ability
  • Interpretation of Written Information
  • Working Memory – Ability to recall stored, visual images or verbal information
  • Reasoning – Capacity to make sense of things, applying logic to establish and verify facts and then change practices based on new or existing information
  • Decision Making – Gathering facts, analysis and producing a final choice
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions and works well individually and in group problem solving situations

Business Acumen:

  • Price Math (Discounts, Markup, Margin, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Finance
  • Basic Financial Knowledge (ROI, Payback)
  • Writing Skills (service reports, E-mail, etc.)

Leadership:

  • Establish Trust (Accountability, Admit one’s own mistakes)
  • Establish Relationships
  • Foster Open Communications
  • Show Adaptability
  • Meet Customer Needs
  • Promote Teamwork
  • Think Creatively
  • Show Drive and Initiative
  • Emotional Intelligence

Functional Technical Skills

  • The Advanced Service tech should have a familiarity with all of the technologies associated with the Controls Technician and in addition have a proficiency in:
    • Drives and Controls Systems
    • Communication Protocols {i.e., DeviceNet and Modbus}
    • Develop an expertise in one of the following areas:  PLC Control, AC/DC Drive Control, SCADA systems.

Physical Demands (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities)

  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Climb ladders and stairs.  Work from heights.
  • Speak and hear communications
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • The noise level in the work environment is from moderate to loud

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Systems:

  • Required to have proficiency with the following Sure Controls ISO related systems.
  • Employee Handbook
  • Quality System (010.01)
  • Service System (100)
  • Safety System (020)
  • Project System (400)

General Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft® Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet Explorer and Outlook. Also have an understanding of the Sure Controls Sharepoint page, AutoCAD®.

Other:

  • Occasional travel (local, national, international) is required.
  • May be required to work hours outside of the typical 7:30-4:30 day.
  • Organizational skills for the generation of detailed reports, procedures, etc.
  • Knowledge of mechanical components of control systems.
  • Ability to interact professionally with suppliers and customers.

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