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Automation Controls Engineer

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Wesa Automation
Physical Address

Elgin, IL 60120
Job Description

The Automation Controls Engineer will be focused around the conceptualizing, designing, programming and troubleshooting of various industrial equipment. These responsibilities include determining automation controls hardware and software requirements, field device selection, maintenance and equipment installation, and troubleshooting.


+ Ability to read, program and troubleshoot PLC ladder logic or other PLC based machine codes to resolve complex problems and/or optimize machine performance

+ Full lifecycle programming of PLCs , including the development of relay/ladder Logic

+ Specific PLC I/O addressing assignments, (Example: Allen Bradley SLC5/500, ControlLogix 5000, Siemens (TI), Modicon, Square D)

+ Identify and diagnose problems with little information remotely and on location to resolving mechanical/software issues, operating system bugs and reinstalling software or hardware

+ Lead and assist in system troubleshooting and repairs. Determine root cause of electrical failures and implement solutions to prevent recurrence.

+ Provide on-site and remote support for installed systems requiring technical service assistance, including support on legacy systems

+ Capable of ladder edits, transfers and installation of updated software using remote access tools

+ Ability to integrate and/or modify controls to existing processes

+ Setup and configuration of HMI stations, (Example: Wonderware, FactyoryTalk View or Maple Systems)

+ Configure AC/DC Drives and Servos

+ Test newly installed machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of specifications

+ Provide lead or review for new equipment implementation, control system installations and modifications


+ AS/BS in Engineering Technology with demonstrated experience in industry preferred

+ 5 or more years of PLC programming required

+ Experience with ladder logic and ability to create and interpret ladder logic diagrams

+ Robotic programming and/or motion/servo experience

+ Experience with controls integrating electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems

+ Ability to comprehend both written and verbal English language

+ Natural problem solver

+ Juggle multiple projects simultaneously

+ Patience and tolerance to demanding environments


We offer our team members a comprehensive employment package that includes:

+ Career growth opportunities

+ Strong safety culture with training

+ Competitive wage(s)

+ Performance based bonus eligibility

+ 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%

+ Paid sick time

+ Paid vacation time

+ Eligibility for health benefits which includes:

+ Medical insurance – shared cost

+ Company paid dental insurance

+ Company paid vision insurance

+ Company paid life insurance and AD&D insurance

+ Company paid short term disability insurance

+ Optional life insurance for you, your spouse and children

+ Optional long term disability insurance

+ Company car, I-pass, and gas card

+ Full-time in-house training director

+ Annual scrap metal bonus eligibility

+ Tuition reimbursement

+ Safety boot and safety glasses allowance

+ Social activities

+ Holiday Party, BBQ’s, fun all hands on meetings, golf outings, contests, etc…

+ Charitable activities

+ Make-A-Wish Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and others

+ Open door policy

+ Annual performance reviews

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