Controls Engineer

Engineering Uniontown, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


We’re Hiring for a Controls Engineer!


If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!


THE ROLE: Sensus, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Controls Engineer at its Uniontown, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.  The Controls Engineer will research, plan and design Electrical/Electronic systems for production processes and maintenance support. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.   


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Be a contributing member of an assigned project execution team which includes a Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer, and other Controls Engineer to execute the upgrading of production equipment.
  • Review and analyze project specifications with special emphasis on electrical, instrumentation and controls requirements to identify costs and develop implementation strategies.
  • Review and develop Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (PID).
  • Configure and develop all necessary engineering documents required for internal design submittals.
  • Perform programming and troubleshooting of system and component level PLC and Operator Interface Screens.
  • Perform detailed electrical controls and power distribution designs.
  • Maintain project time schedules & budgets for multiple projects in coordination with the Project Management team.
  • Follow and comply with all ESH policies.
  • Support Production Equipment as required
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities




  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in all facets of automated manufacturing equipment.
  • In-depth experience with a high level of efficiency in developing applications on programmable logic controllers and peripheral interfaces is a must.
  • Experience with Labview is a plus.
  • Research and analyze proposals or specifications to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Recognize and analyze problem areas with equipment and provide logical and concise solutions to Maintenance Technical Specialists or Electrical / Controls Engineer.
  • Provide technical assistance to various departments
  • Work with vendors to provide the best solution to application.  This includes, but is not limited to, developing a good working relationship with various vendors, while arriving at cost-effective solutions.
  • Train and instruct others in programming, troubleshooting and proper repair techniques.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written form.




The working environment for this role is a manufacturing environment, subject to loud noises, moving machinery and equipment, and climate changes. The position requires daily walking throughout manufacturing areas and light lifting up to 25 lbs.

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors. 


Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.


Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.