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Controls Engineer (716091100)

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 2/20/21

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. In this "always-on" world, we believe it is important to have a genuine connection with the work you do. The epicenter of this transformation is powered by the world's most sophisticated networks - the connectivity we create. Our experienced employees are rethinking the purpose, role and use of our networks across the globe; to increase bandwidth, expand capacity, improve efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From sports arenas to state-of-the-art data centers - we provide opportunities where you can innovate and create, while growing and developing your career. Come connect to your future.

Due to increased customer demand, CommScope has an open position for a Controls Engineer in Catawba NC

What to expect:
As a part of our highly collaborative global manufacturing team, this role will design, install, program, and startup control systems, HMI’s, and reporting systems for production lines. Redesign, fix, and repair control systems to improve efficiency. Develop preventative maintenance procedures for production controls. Training of maintenance personnel and supervision of vendor/installation activity.

You Will Make an Impact By:
Developing and coding programs for PLC’s, Drives and PC’s in order to control various cable manufacturing processes and report relevant metrics. Design and layout of various electrical control systems associated with cable manufacturing including electrical system checkout and support during installation. Utilize the CAD system to craft and maintain system drawings. Tackle problems associated with the PLC’s, drives, and control systems.

Related Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related technical curriculum with a minimum of 2 years of experience in design of control systems or controls engineering
• Experience in Siemens PLC. Preferred experience programming Siemens Step 7, AI Portal and Wincc. Experience programming G120 and S120 drive systems.
• Strong project management proficiency and experience with large scale projects. Must be capable of working effectively with vendors and suppliers to resolve process and component issues. Able to function efficiently in a team and self-directed work environment preferred
• Strong verbal and written communications skills, required.

You Will Excite Us If You:
Have experience programming Allen Bradley PLC’s and Allen Bradley HMI (RSView or FactoryTalk). Have a good mechanical aptitude and knowledge of Statistical Process Control methodologies, design of experiments for process optimization and extrusion processes.

Why CommScope?
In today’s always-on world, we are pushing the bounds of communications technology. We are building better connections and shaping future networks. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating the network infrastructure of the future. Developments such as the Internet of Things, flawless connectivity, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. Our upbeat work environment attracts forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what’s next. We provide our employees with opportunities where they can innovate while growing their careers. We flourish with change and know the value diversity plays in bringing forth new insights and generating better solutions.


It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Company Details


CommScope, Inc.

Hickory, North Carolina, United States