, United States

Controls Engineer – FULLY REMOTE

Compensation: 95,000-135,000/year


Wright Technical Services is supporting a top integrator in the automation industry who is seeking a skilled Controls Engineer to join their team. As a Controls Engineer, you will work on a variety of projects and be responsible for designing programming, and testing control systems for industrial machinery and processes. You will collaborate with a team of engineers and technicians to ensure the successful implementation of automation projects, from concept to completion. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in control system design, programming, and troubleshooting, as well as experience working with PLCs, HMIs, and other automation technologies.

Job Duties:

• Develop new and customize existing PLC programs for discrete manufacturing processes, motion control, and material handling control systems to meet customer-specific requirements following applicable design best practices and internal company standards.

• Possess the ability to handle a dynamic workload with minimum supervision.

• Work in the control platforms of primarily Allen Bradley’s Logix and, on occasion, Siemens Simatic S7. It is expected that the Controls Engineers specifies/selects adequate control hardware including controllers, I/O (both local and remote), communication hardware and other related controls hardware.

• Programming and program execution in PLC controllers. Proficient use of Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 software package. Experience with Siemens’s TIA Portal package is a plus.

• Interface such PLC controllers/programs with AC and DC drives through industrial networks, mainly Ethernet/IP and Profinet. Drive manufacturers include, but are not limited to, Allen Bradley, Siemens, ABB, Yaskawa, and Control Techniques.

• Work closely with the Data/MES Engineering department to collaborate in the development of HMI and MES programs to be mated with the control systems developed.

• Develop customer-oriented documentation based on accepted industrial engineering principles including programming diagrams, network diagrams, I/O lists, single-line diagrams, electrical wiring schematics and user manuals.

• Perform in-house systems tests.

• Travel to customer sites for installation, debugging, and commissioning of complete automation systems (20% or less of the year, usually for 2 weeks or less).

• Troubleshoot and diagnose problems and errors in control systems both remotely and, when needed, at the customer’s site.

• Coordinate with the Project Manager for milestone completion strategizing.

• Communicate with Clients to determine needs, requirements, and expectations.


• 4-year engineering degree (electrical engineering or in a related field).

• 10+ years’ work experience in industrial controls.

• Strong knowledge and experience of PLC programming.

• Demonstrated experience in hardware and software automation projects development.

• Demonstrated experience in automation projects commissioning.


• 5+ years’ work experience in industrial controls

• Proficient in PLC function block programming & troubleshooting (Rockwell/Allen-Bradley and Siemens preferred with at least some experience with Rockwell).

• AC variable speed drives configuration and troubleshooting experience (Variable frequency drives, DC drives) at 480VAC and less.

• PLC communication protocols experience (Ethernet/IP preferred).

• Ability to set up communication hardware and test designed solutions.

• HMI/SCADA programming and deployment experience, including Ignition

• Willing to travel greater than 20% of the time.

• Field experience working in a heavy industry environment.

• Experience working for a controls system integrator in both master integration of multiple OEM control system provisions as well as machine-level control systems.

• Experience in making drawings using AutoCad Electrical.

• Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) regulations.

• Design and/or implementation of controls safety systems and Safety over Ethernet

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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