Controls Engineer Jobs
Crane Engineering Sales Inc
STS Technical Services
Premier System Integrators
Alliance Automation, LLC
Van Wert, OH
Controls Engineer Jobs Overview
What happens when modern technology outpaces the people who created it? In the case of factory automation and electronic systems, it gave birth to an entirely new job title: controls engineering. Controls engineers combine the skills of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and mathematicians into an entirely new job function. Those with controls engineer jobs are also sometimes called systems engineers, process controls engineers, process engineers, or instrument and controls engineers. Whatever the title, this function began to take shape in the mid-1950s. Since then, controls engineers have created and improved things like anti-lock braking systems in cars and ATMs that are easier to use.
The basic function of a controls engineer is to create or change part of a system to make it more efficient. Their day-to-day work may include research, creating a new part or process, or testing and analyzing that creation. If working in a controls engineer job interests you, you can expand your search to related engineering jobs such as:
Controls Engineer Education and Skills
A bachelor's degree in a general engineering discipline such as electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering is required to work as a controls engineer. About one-quarter of process control engineers go on to earn a master's degree. Classes for a controls engineer include:
- circuit theory
- digital processing
- thermodynamics and heat transfer
To succeed as a controls engineer, you need skills in problem solving, troubleshooting, and data analysis. Take a look at this process engineer job description to see what else an employer may be looking for.
Update Your Controls Engineer Resume
Since controls engineer jobs can also be known by other names, your resume needs to clearly highlight your education and job history to target appropriate job postings. Here is a sample process engineer resume that will show you what sections you can include on your resume. You'll also need to send a cover letter that emphasizes your background and what type of job you're looking for. You can learn how to format and write an effective cover letter by browsing all the cover letter writing tips on Monster.
Interviewing for a Controls Engineer Job
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How Much Do Controls Engineer Jobs Pay?
According to Monster, the median pay for a process control engineer in the U.S. is $86,411. Monster's Salary Tools will tell you what salary to expect as a controls engineer in different parts of the U.S. Be sure to look on that page to find out the next steps you can take in your career and where controls engineers are in high demand.
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