Senior Controls Engineer

Location: Visalia & Reno, CA & NV
Date Posted: 11-05-2018
Innovative and rapidly growing automation and controls company wants to immediately hire a Senior Controls Engineer who is a highly experienced hands-on systems integrator.  The successful Senior Controls Engineer works in a fast paced environment and is cooperative, enthusiastic team player, optimistic, meets new people easily, dependable, consistent, patient, diligent, attentive to details and is self-disciplined. Senior Controls Engineers work in both an office environment when designing and engineering control systems and in an industrial environment.  Senior Controls Engineers work closely with the electrical contracting division as required.  They are led by an experienced Project Manager and work with a team to design systems and develop code for complex automation projects.  The Senior Controls Engineer is expected to service a large customer base composed primarily of dairy processing, food processing, bottling, and packaging industries.  Salary depends on experience.  Evenings, weekends and holidays as required.


We are a privately held, very rapidly growing and innovative CSIA certified Systems Integrator. We customize automation engineering solutions to customers that are food and beverage manufacturing plants. Unlike many integrators who claim to be experts in every industry segment, Automation Group knows who we are. We serve the food and beverage industry and we serve it well. We have a truly unique and cherished culture founded upon the beliefs that being humble, keeping our promises and having integrity at all times makes for a successful AND entertaining work culture where coworkers trust and support one another. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • BS in Engineering or 10+ years' of experience in automated control system integration
  • Must be able to do the following: write PLC code, troubleshoot electrical, mechanical and pneumatic control systems, service & project oriented and clearly communicate technical solutions for any control system challenges
  • 4+ applicable certifications (i.e. Rockwell, Wonderware, Ignition, etc.)
  • Trained/mentored 5+ employees
  • 90% billable average for last 6-months
  • Design control system networks & control panels
  • Develop PLC & HMI code
  • Train, develop and recruit Project Engineers
  • Review contracts
  • Prepare presentations
  • Develop controls system documentation i.e. IO list, device list, scope of work, conduit schedules, routing tables, FAT and SAT plans
  • Perform FATs, commissioning, and SATs
  • Maintain and develop customer relationships over $1MM annually
  • Maintain project labor budgets and deadlines, proven gross margins at 40%
  • 4 on-calls per year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (company shares cost of premiums)
  • $25,000 life insurance
  • 401(k) with weekly 15% company match
  • Paid time off/Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Computer/cell phone
  • Drug free environment
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