Automation/Controls Engineer

    • Pleasant Prairie, WI

Job Description

Summary: The Automation/Controls Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and integrating a wide variety of automation and control systems.


  • Assess current state of manufacturing equipment and systems and drive future state vision of standardized manufacturing controls hardware and software
  • Lead, qualify, and implement automated equipment design projects focused on improving compliance with industry best practices for machine safety & ergonomics as well as efficiency / product yields.
  • Using a comprehensive knowledge of PLC and HMI programming and system integration, designs and installs mechanical and electrical control systems in the automation of production machinery
  • Interprets programs and logic diagrams in the construction of new automation and specialized machinery
  • Utilizes knowledge of machine safety devices, such as light curtains, safety floor mats, anti-tie down machine activation, and fixed machine guarding used in an interlocked non-defeatable manner in the design of new automation for production equipment ensuring all machinery is operated in a safe manner
  • Prepares machine/automation development plans, works breakdown structure and schedules; updates project status to leadership as required
  • Assists maintenance department as needed, including technical assistance, maintenance duties, and training
  • Assists management in the justification of new automation and controls by estimating costs and potential cost reductions such areas as improved run rates, yields or labor costs
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot equipment, validating control systems to ensure operational reliability
  • Works with internal and external customers to expedite materials and parts for improvements as needed.
  • Helps train and instruct production operators in the use of new and current automation as needed

Required Skills
  • Bachelors' degree in Electronics or related field and 5 year's automation experience OR minimum 10 years related work experience
  • Demonstrated track record in technical leadership, setting technical direction and leading technical scope development
  • Extensive understanding of the National Electrical Code
  • Ability to read and understand P&ID's
  • PLC programming and troubleshooting on multiple PLC platforms and the programming/ troubleshooting of robotics, motion control, HMI and other programmable control systems required.
  • Allen Bradley PLC Programming experience required.
  • Experience in reading, modifying and creating drawings utilizing AutoCAD software required
  • Technical knowledge in machine function, processes, control system, CNC, PLC, servo and stepper motor drives and electrical and electronic systems
  • Technical knowledge of industrial networking protocols such as Ethernet IP, etc.

Job Location
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
Position Type
Street Address

8105 95th St., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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