Controls Engineer


Highland Heights, OH, US, 44143

Company:  9032-S.G. MORRIS COMPANY

S.G. Morris Co., a subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), the world’s largest fluid power distributor, is looking for an Controls Engineer who will assist our sales force with technical expertise for the design of fluid power systems and customer system integrations. This includes preparing schematics, test procedures and recommend components. You will provide integral project management for these systems.


Essential Functions:

  • Ability to work with AutoCAD LT for wiring diagrams and panel layouts.
  • Fundamental understanding of UL, CE, CSA and NEC.  Ability to read and understand these and other standards.
  • Develop control scheme estimate quotes based on customer/salesmen descriptions of potential job requirements.
  • Select electrical components appropriate for applications (mobile, industrial, environmental, etc.)
  • Develop full electrical project schematics and component BOM to meet application requirements.
  • Develop panel layouts.  Must understand layout flow for power and logic wiring isolation.
  • Program PLC’s and HMI’s using RSLogix 500 and Studio 5000.
  • Program HMI’s using C_More programming software.
  • Work with shop to insure wiring is in accordance with project requirements.
  • Understanding of mobile controls and components a plus.
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues via phone, e-mail and in person on site at customer facilities.  
  • Deal with requests from multiple salesmen at one time.


Additional responsibilities:

  • Coordinate projects with branch personnel, including sales and shop associates.
  • Travel to customer locations occasionally required.
  • Mechanical hands-on assistance may be required on occasion.


  • Degree in engineering, Electrical preferred
  • Working knowledge of CAD
  • Ability to read / understand technical drawings.
  • Fluid Power Industry experience is a plus

Desired characteristics:

  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Listening, negotiating, and effective problem solving skills.
  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new processes and systems.
  • Organization skills, detailed oriented and written communication skills.
  • PC proficiency with Word, Excel and other Office application
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously

S. G. Morris Co. (SGM) is a value-added distributor of fluid power components and provider of engineered fluid power systems. S.G. Morris is a leader in the design and integration of fluid power, motion control and lubrication solutions. SGM’s full suite of services – from selection of components to installation, startup and training – provides a one-stop shop for all your fluid power needs.

Parent company Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is the world’s largest fluid power distributor. Our network of 18 fluid power companies (70+ locations) in North America is a resource for dedicated fluid power support. We have one of the largest teams of Certified Fluid Power Specialists, Certified Electronic Control Specialists and Certified Fluid Power Mechanics &d Technicians to assist you with problem solving, system building, troubleshooting and other requirements. Between our service centers and our network of 19 fluid power companies, we provide immediate access to the critical fluid power components and services our customers need.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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