Field Service Controls Engineer

SAFT America
 Cockeysville, MD

Saft is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high-tech battery systems for industrial applications; for use in space, aeronautics, telecom, transportation and defense. Saft has become a world leader by doing what we do best and by bringing all our skills to bear on a common goal. Saft consists of over 4,000 dedicated professionals worldwide - each with different technical backgrounds, united by a unique Saft spirit emphasizing technical excellence, teamwork and customer satisfaction.

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Industrial Controls Engineer for our Cockeysville, MD, facility. This position will perform under very minimal supervision.

This position will require very minimal travel.


  • Perform hands on complex repairs/adjustments.
  • Provide hands on technical support to manufacturing, which includes troubleshooting and repairing equipment with older controls and installation of new controls.
  • Ensure that the machines PROGRAMS are backed up and stored in the ICT DATA base.
  • Provide support for engineering on special projects, equipment failures and upgrading machines as needed.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and makes repairs as necessary. May replace gears, cams, chain drives, etc. Performs any other non-complex or complex mechanical problems as directed.
  • Using calipers, micrometers, and other measuring devices, ensures products meet specifications following equipment maintenance.
  • Perform electrical repairs such as replacing switches, fuses, relays, and motors (working with voltages from 24 VDC up to 600 VAC)
  • Responsible for keeping latest software version to support PLC for factory floor.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience working with technical equipment relating to electrical and electronic controls and the ability to understand, modify programs for programmable controllers.
  • Analytic skills and ability to troubleshoot PLC and repair on automation equipment & electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot AC, DC, and control system.
  • Ability to program HMI panel (Allen Brady, etc.)
  • Needs to have knowledge of how to set up and program Servo Drives.
  • Ability to calculate basic power loads and power drops for panel building
  • Skilled in knowing how to build with regulated and unregulated panel building.
  • Skilled in AutoCAD to create Electrical schematic
  • Must be able to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematic diagrams and mechanical component drawings.
  • Must have working knowledge of the fundamentals of the National Electrical Code.
  • A moderate degree of visual effort necessary when working with precision equipment requiring close tolerances.
  • Must be able to use and properly read the following test equipment: calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, levels, volt-ohm meters, amp meters and pressure gauges.
  • Must be familiar with and able to safely operate the following power tools: electric drill, saber saw, band saw, pedestal grinder, and belt sander.
  • Must be familiar with, and able to safely work with: electrical voltages from 24 VDC up to 600 VAC, air pressure up to 150 PSI, hydraulic pressure up to 2000 PSI.
  • Ability to work without close supervision on day to day assignments and special projects.
  • Must be able to see and differentiate colors and be able to pass a color blindness test.
  • Must be able to pass full face respirator certification and wear respirator as needed.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical effort necessary to lift up to 40 pounds for up to 10% of work time.
  • Able to stand and walk up to 90% of work time.
  • Must be capable of a moderate degree of visual acuteness when working with precision equipment requiring close tolerances.
  • Must be able to work off a standard ladders or operate a power lift, if needed


  • Around 5 – 10 years of experience in Industrial Controls, with progressive levels of responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is desired, or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have hands on experience in programming and troubleshooting PLCs.
  • Training of the following: knowledge with ROBOT operation or programming & MUST have hands on knowledge in the following: Allen Bradley Programming in 500, controls logic and RS Logic.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.