Automation Controls Engineer

Birmingham, AL

Posted: 08/23/2023 Job Number: 26527

Job Description

Selectek has an immediate need for an Automation Controls Engineer near the metro Birmingham area.

Will consider out of state candidates that are local to the southeast and accessible to a major airport.

  • Set up and configuration of servo drives, VFD’s.
  • Programming Siemens, Allen Bradely PLC’s, and HMI’s (from scratch programming and program development) – Rslogix, factory talk, studio 5000
  • New equipment and equipment modifications, provide design/specification/start-up/commissioning for the controls portion of the project.
  • Existing equipment, provide troubleshooting of electrical and electronic controls problems or breakdowns.
  • Engineer and specify correct hardware and software needed for automation projects
  • 50-75% Travel. "Road Warrior"
  • Siemens, Allen Bradely PLC’s, and HMI’s (from scratch programming and program development) – Rslogix, factory talk, studio 5000
  • Experienced with setting up, configuring safety (light curtains area scanners), safety over network protocols.
  • Electrical, IO, and panel wiring / troubleshooting 
  • Experience with configuring communications to other external devices including robots.
  • Motion control programming experience
  • Experience with vision inspection systems, set up and configuration.
  • Ethernet, profinet, devicenet, can bus experience.
  • SQL Database, VMware virtual environment administration, Networking
  • Ability to develop engineering documents, including bills of material, panel layouts and electrical schematics.
  • Ability to transform requirements into working systems from a blank sheet of paper
  • Able to travel frequently (50-75%) to client sites, mainly located in the Southeastern US.
  • Automation Direct, Mitsubishi, Omron, Beckhoff
Job order details
This is a “road warrior” controls engineer. You will be travelling to customer sites (Automotive plants, palletizing plants, steel factories, etc.) and doing "from scratch" PLC programming.

Sponsorship: No
Pay range: $30/hour - $55/hour ($62,000 - $114,000 annual salary)
Term of assignment: 6 months temp to direct OR possible direct hire
Pay method when direct: Hourly (You will be paid hourly and eligible for OT paid at time x 1.5)
Location of job: Candidate does NOT have to live in Birmingham - ATL, NC, FL, TN (close by southeastern states are options); Need to be able to travel to an airport/rent car, when needed.
Hours and shift: Monday – Friday, core hours 8AM - 5PM
Work from home/remote: Yes (see above)
Overtime expected: Yes, highly dependent on current projects.
Travel: 50%+
Work attire: Depends on client site requirements
Does the client require a background check/drug test? Yes

Please contact Lizzie Johns at 470-203-0754 or for more details.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lizzie Johns
Technical Recruiter

Lizzie is originally from a small town in South Georgia where she grew up on a farm. She then moved to the “big city” of Athens to attend The University of Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. The courses she took cultivated her desire to connect with people and help others. This path led her to a sales and recruiting job with a company in Atlanta that took her to Pittsburgh and then back to Atlanta. Although she enjoyed the competitiveness of sales, recruiting was her passion. For the next three years, Lizzie honed her recruiting skills while working for a light industrial/manufacturing staffing company in Marietta, GA.

Lizzie joined Selectek in March of 2021. She brought with her a cumulative of nearly 9 years of recruiting experience. Her strong background and knowledge of recruiting gave her a great base for learning the ins and outs of engineering and architecture.

In her spare time, Lizzie spends time with her dogs (Jax, Tuck, and Birdie) and cat (Luna). She also enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs football team and visiting local wineries. She enjoys going on trips with her husband, Philip, and playing in a competitive cornhole league with him.

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Kennesaw, GA 30144