Electrical Controls Engineer
Job Details
Roscoe - Roscoe, IL
Full Time
2 Year Degree
1st Shift

Are you ready for a rewarding and challenging career in the manufacturing industry?

American Aluminum Extrusion supplies quality aluminum extrusions and fabrications with high standards for meeting or exceeding design and tolerance specifications in some of the most demanding fabricated product markets.

Job Description:

Our electrical controls engineer is responsible for providing engineering support for our Roscoe facility, with an emphasis on troubleshooting existing systems, as well as being proficient in the programming of PLC systems.

Essential Duties:

  • Support the Production system with the ability to troubleshoot and use PLC and hands-on troubleshooting
  • Design industrial electrical control systems.
  • Basic Usage of PLC and programming.
  • Documentation research and development process.
  • Modify or create manufacturing documentation for new or upgraded control systems.
  • Design and build prototype devices and generate design documentation.
  • PLC, HMI, and servo programming in accordance with company guidelines
  • Work in a team-based environment and exchange technical information with management and technical support
  • Controls design including but not limited to process flow diagrams, panel layout, termination diagrams, and field wiring in accordance with NFPA, IEC, EN, and UL specifications.
  • Using AutoCAD system for electrical drawings.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Mechanical and electrical integration experience required.
  • Must be flexible to accept assignments in support of company goals.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret electrical diagrams.
  • Basic programming and designing experience with PLC language is required.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation, and computer skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to read and create technical drawings.

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls.


Join us! We are looking for the best—those who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to grow with our organization, personally and professionally!

About AAE:

Samuel Popa, a Romanian native, migrated to the United States with the dream of living in the land of opportunity. Through this transition, he was introduced to the Aluminum Extrusion business. Sam quickly realized that his goal was to own his own extrusion company. Through passion and perseverance, he purchased an abandoned aluminum extrusion plant in Japan in June 2001. As the plant was dismantled and shipped to the United States, he searched for the perfect location.

Meanwhile, Beloit Corporation, located in Beloit, WI, filed for Bankruptcy and closed its doors in 1999. Ken and Diane Hendricks – founders of ABC Supply, saw an opportunity to utilize this space and purchased the buildings. During Sam’s search for the perfect location, he came across this newly acquired piece of real estate, which was the perfect size to re-assemble his extrusion line. In the midst of reassembling the extrusion line, in walked Ken and Diane. Intrigued by fellow entrepreneurship, spirit and vision, a strong partnership was created.

Through this partnership, in October 2001, a second division was acquired in Canton, Ohio. In 2011, a third division was purchased in Roscoe, IL – formerly the Warner Brake and Electric building. AAE transitioned the entire Beloit plant to Roscoe, consolidating to one location. The most recent project is the re-build of a 5,500 ton press. By the end of 2018, AAE will be running 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15” billet, all housed in the Roscoe, IL location.

Sam’s knowledge and dedication, coupled with the Hendricks’ resilient philosophies, has established a business that supplies standard and custom aluminum extrusion shapes and fabricated aluminum parts to the market.


Disclaimer and Acknowledgements

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.