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Software Controls Engineer III

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Position Summary:

The Software Controls Engineer III is located in Georgetown, ON, and will contribute to the Controls Development Team in designing and developing servo motion control systems. This will involve research into advanced control algorithms, selection of appropriate software and hardware, controls software design, testing, debugging and production implementation.


Who we are:

Mold-Masters® is a world-leading supplier of hot runner technology and systems. We design, manufacture and support a full range of hot runner products that are used in the injection molding production of plastic products - from automotive to everyday consumer items.


Mold-Masters® is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Design and develop IEC 61131 based PLC code for Servo-based applications
  • Define code architecture, perform initial testing and debugging to meet software specifications and standards
  • Independently research, design, develop and improve the software programs that run Mold-Masters control systems in order to meet and exceed customer needs
  • Research into new controls methods and technologies
  • Occasionally visit customer sites to troubleshoot products and provide solutions (as they relate to new products)
  • Assist with creating procedures and documentation for control products
  • Create reports and adhere to documentation standards to capture design implementation
  • Work towards enhancing the quality of products and develop new ideas on control systems
  • Contribute to the IP (Intellectual Property) portfolio of the company
  • Act as a mentor to Engineer, Software Controls Group;
  • Make recommendations for productivity and/or method improvements
  • Ensure ISO guidelines are followed;

Experience in programming of secondary injection molding units, knowledge of implementing Servo Drives/Motors in Industrial applications, along with IEC61131based PLC programming, designing HMI in an Industrial setting, and various field-bus communications and Industrial Internet protocols i.e. OPC/UA.

The ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential.  The incumbent must have the ability to design, code, test, document, and install software programs of a complex nature.  The incumbent must have the ability to write reports and effectively present information and respond to queries from groups of team members, colleagues from other departments and managers.

A strong attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and excellent organizational skills are required. The incumbent must be capable of reading and interpreting documents such as process documentation, blueprints, operating and instructions and procedure manuals. The ability to write routine reports and to communicate effectively with employees, management, and customers, is a requirement.


Must have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Software & Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of ten (10) of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical and Sensory demands are representative of an employee working in a fast-paced office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision requirements are good general vision, ability to distinguish between colours, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Requires close attention to detail to ensure accurateness of conception.  The ability to lift up to 40-60lbs (infrequently) is required.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans

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