Automation Engineer

at Baxter & Woodman, Inc. in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Concentric Integration

Automation Engineer

Position Location: Crystal Lake, Chicago, or Naperville, IL

Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000 (Based on Qualifications and Experience)

Position Description:

At Concentric Integration, seasoned professionals and recent graduates find more than a job; they uncover a long-lasting, fulfilling career with a distinguished leader in technology and innovation. Our work environment is extraordinary and being honored as one of the 2024 Zweig Best Firms to Work For exemplifies our appreciation and respect for our dedicated staff.

Concentric Integration provides full-service automation of water/wastewater systems (including design, implementation, and support). We strive to advocate for our clients and form long-lasting partnerships based on trust. Concentric provides tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a depth of expertise unrivaled in the industry.

The Automation Engineer will provide design, fabrication, programming, installation, commissioning/testing, & support of primarily Water/Wastewater control systems. These systems typically include process instrumentation, control panels, motor controls, power monitoring, PLCs, OITs/HMIs, SCADA/DCS Systems, industrial networking, IT infrastructure, radio/cellular telemetry, reporting, and data collection.

Position Duties:

  • Provide conceptual design, solutions, and product specifications per end-user requirements.
  • Provide in-house PLC/OIT/HMI programming and testing.
  • Provide onsite work for municipal clients including instrumentation configuration, installation assistance, and control system and process start-up/testing.
  • When skill level is at a level of competence to allow for independent work assignments, the Automation Engineer will be expected to be “on-call” 24/7 to troubleshoot instrumentation and control system issues. The staff rotates on-call duties weekly between employees. < 15-minute initial (phone) response time to outages when on-call is expected unless prior arrangements have been made (vacation, time off, etc.).
  • Occasionally lift items up to 50 pounds without assistance.


  • Relevant Engineering or Technology degree from an ABET-accredited program.
  • 5+ years’ experience as an Electrical/Controls Engineer performing design, programming, installation, and startup tasks.

    • 5+ years’ experience programming Allen-Bradley Logix platform PLC’s.
    • 5+ years’ experience with fieldwork (panel wiring, startup, and emergency support/troubleshooting.)
    • 5+ years’ experience with SCADA software development (FactoryTalk View SE, Ignition, Wonderware, VTSCADA, or iFix.)
    • 3+ years’ experience programming Allen-Bradley PanelView or other manufacturer touch screens.
  • Strong networking/computer skills, literacy, & proficiency are expected. Advanced computer and/or networking skills are a significant plus.
  • Must possess excellent oral, written, & digital communication skills.
  • Must be able to easily interact with other staff & assist in communications with clients, customers, engineers, & contractors.
  • Must possess effective organizational skills for productive tasks and time management that results in effective and efficient work.
  • Must regularly undertake self-development (learning) activities to stay technically sharp.
  • Must provide own transportation (reimbursable) to drive a vehicle to other locations.

Join Our Team! - At our organization, we prioritize the holistic well-being of our employees through a comprehensive range of benefits. This commitment is evident in our healthcare offerings, including medical, dental, and vision plans, alongside an Employee Assistance Program and dedicated benefit advisors for personalized support. Financial well-being is enhanced through our financial planning program, life and disability insurance, tax savings plans, and coverage for accidents, cancer, and critical illnesses. Balancing work and life, we provide generous paid time off, paid holidays, parental leave, and flexible work arrangements, including the option to work from home on half Fridays and varied schedules. Additionally, we lead the industry by offering 401k plans, supported by expert financial advisors, and an Employee Stock Ownership program, ensuring our employees are not just part of a workplace but a thriving, supportive community dedicated to their well-being, financial security, and happiness.

Concentric Integration is an equal opportunity – affirmative action – M/F/Vet/Disability employer

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Job Posting: 11971012

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jul 12, 2024

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