Controls Systems Engineer III

BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Control Systems Engineer for our propellant manufacturing facility in Radford, VA.

The Control Systems Engineer is responsible for design and implementation of Process Control Systems using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine interfaces (HMI’s) including developing the controls systems software. The position will also develop proposals and perform commissioning of Allen-Bradley Plant PAx and/or Siemens PCS7 control systems.

Work with project teams to implement and commission large modernization projects.

Evaluate control system’s technical documents for accuracy and veracity

Develop software for PLC based control systems

Develop control systems designs, estimates, plans

Perform checkouts including equipment operation and safety interlocks

Provide process control systems technical support to production departments

Develop commissioning plans

Develop scopes of work and specifications for subcontractors

Assist in the development of operational control documents (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures) and training plans for operations personnel

Participate in Hazard Analyses of both new and existing processes

Provide “on-call” support for production control systems

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and chemical manufacturing facility at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Radford AAP has provided high quality explosives and propellants for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at

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