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Control Systems Lead

Company: CBRE
Location: Hanover
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Control Systems Lead

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management


Hanover - Maryland - United States of America

At CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), Safety is our top priority! We maintain a safety-first culture in which CBRE employees return home in the same condition in which they reported to work. We're looking for a skilled and forward-thinking Controls Systems Lead to join our growing team as we work to service one of the world's largest online retailers.

We offer competitive pay, a robust benefits package, wellness programs, and a workplace environment that embraces diversity. Come join our global network of professionals supporting client operations across CBRE. Looking for growth and career advancement? We offer opportunities for advancement after 6 months of successful service!

Read on to learn more!

About the Role

In this vital leadership role, you will lead a team of controls technicians to maintain, troubleshoot, and modify material handling controls systems equipment to ensure optimal operational performance.

What You'll Do

  • Fix and modify software programs for material handling control systems, including PLC/PC controllers, Allen Bradley Controllogix/ Compactlogix PLC platform and RSLogix 5000 software package.
  • Monitor Industrial networks such as Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, AS-I, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems.
  • Act as first-level support for the Control Systems Technician team.
  • Monitor material handling equipment metrics and partner with Controls Technicians and Mechanics to resolve equipment electrical problems that create performance deficiencies.
  • Perform controls systems assessments to maintain and improve equipment reliability.
  • Partner with Facility Operations leadership, equipment vendors and parts suppliers to plan and coordinate new technology installations; acting as the technical consultant for capital projects inside the facility.
  • Clearly communicate technical issues, project timelines, and product impacts with site leadership, operations and the maintenance teams.
  • Cultivate positive working relationships with RME business partners and Operations Maintenance team members.
  • Promote a safe working environment by following all safety procedures.

    What You'll Need

    • Associate degree with a focus in Electronic Technology or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years of related experience and/or training.
    • 2+ years of experience with motor controls (motor starts, variable frequency drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components).
    • 2+ years of experience with programming HMI components.
    • 2+ years of experience with Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) programs.
    • 2+ years of experience with robotics system components and controls.
    • 2+ years of experience with SCADA systems.
    • Experience interpreting and modifying mechanical and electrical drawings.
    • Physical requirements including stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • 2+ years apprenticeship or equivalent experience in Control Systems troubleshooting/ programming.
      • Experience supporting a range of different conveyors and sortation systems.
      • Project Management experience with the ability to train others.
      • Experience with robotic maintenance.
      • Experience with AB RS LOGIX 5000 PLC's and PLC components.
      • Experience with SCADA systems and KPI's.

        CBRE Employee Benefits

        • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision
        • Disability benefit program
        • 401k company matching
        • Paid time off and holidays
        • Company paid life insurance
        • Pet insurance
        • Paid parental leave
          Why CBRE?

          We invest in our employees' development. The core of our strategy is the view that development happens through three key activities: on-the-job learning, coaching and formal training. We provide employees with resources that support them in developing skills to enhance performance in their current role as well as for future roles.

          Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

          Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

          NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

          CBRE GWS

          CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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Keywords: CBRE, Baltimore , Control Systems Lead, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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