Automation Controls Engineer

Manufacturing & Engineering
Job Location: 
Kenosha, WI

Are you ready for a new challenge and ready to join an industry leader in manufacturing of premium consumer and industrial products? Are you motivated and ready to make a positive impact in your next role with a growing company that’s a great place to work? If so, then you could be what our client is looking for in their Automation/Controls Engineer.  Position will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and integrating a wide variety of automation and control systems. This is an excellent opportunity that offers a competitive compensation package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to


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



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.

Recruiter Name: 
Tim Borop
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 218

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