Controls Engineer - PLC Programming and Commissioning Specialist

Pelham, AL

Posted: 10/09/2023 Job Number: 27205

Job Description

Are you ready to take your career in controls engineering to the next level? Are you passionate about PLC programming, HMI design, and commissioning complex systems? If so, Selectek is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Controls Engineer to join our dynamic team in the vibrant Metro Birmingham, AL area.

Job Description:
As a Controls Engineer at Selectek, you will play a pivotal role in the design, programming, and commissioning of state-of-the-art control systems. You will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, travel to exciting locations within North America, and collaborate with a close-knit team of experts.

Key Responsibilities:
  • PLC Programming: Utilize your expertise to program PLCs using Allen Bradley and Omron platforms, ensuring flawless control system operation.
  • HMI Design: Craft intuitive Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) with FactoryTalk and other tools to provide seamless user experiences.
  • SCADA Mastery: Demonstrate proficiency in SCADA programming, particularly with FactoryTalk View SE, to monitor and control industrial processes effectively.
  • VFD Wizardry: Show off your skills in Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and motor control programming, specializing in Allen Bradley systems.
  • SQL Reporting: Leverage your knowledge of SQL to generate informative and actionable reports.
  • Start-Up and Commissioning: Take charge of system start-ups and commissioning processes, ensuring they meet and exceed client expectations.
  • Troubleshooting: Employ your troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve complex issues swiftly and efficiently.
  • Panel Design and Build: Occasionally contribute to the panel design and build process using AutoCAD, adding versatility to your role.
  • Travel Enthusiast: Embrace the opportunity to travel up to 25% of the time, including potential trips to Canada, to work on exciting projects across North America.

Bachelor's Degree: Hold a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering to demonstrate your strong educational foundation.
PLC Experience: Possess a minimum of 3 years of hands-on PLC programming experience, with a focus on Allen Bradley.
HMI and SCADA Proficiency: Showcase your expertise in HMI and SCADA programming, particularly with Allen Bradley FactoryTalk.
VFD Expertise: Prove your mastery in VFD and motor control programming, specializing in Allen Bradley systems.
SQL Reporting Skills: Exhibit proficiency in generating reports using SQL.
Start-Up and Commissioning: Highlight your experience in successfully executing start-up and commissioning processes.
Troubleshooting Abilities: Demonstrate your aptitude for troubleshooting complex control systems.
Panel Design Knowledge: Familiarity with AutoCAD and the ability to contribute to panel design and build is a plus.
Travel Flexibility: Be prepared for up to 25% travel, including potential international trips to Canada.

Pay Rate:
  • Competitive compensation ranging from $70,000 to $110,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Work Schedule:
  • Enjoy a Monday to Friday workweek, with typical hours from 8 AM to 5 PM, allowing for a healthy work-life balance.
If you're ready to embark on an exciting journey in controls engineering with a company that values innovation, expertise, and a collaborative spirit, then Selectek is the place for you. Apply by sending your updated resume to or calling 678-802-6632.


Meet Your Recruiter

Jaie Rogers
Technical Recruiter

Hi, my name is Jaie Rogers and I am a native of Honduras.  My family moved to Bronx, NY when I was two years old and in 2003 I made the move to the Atlanta, GA area where I currently reside.  I started my career in recruiting and staffing in 2010.  My background consists of recruiting for various positions in the medical field, call-centers, property management, industrial manufacturing plants, along with engineering and technical roles.  The most exciting part of my job is talking to a variety of people every day and getting to know them.  The most filling part is being a career matchmaker for both my client and the candidates.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, sewing, thrifting, playing sports, and spending time with my family.

I do not like to quit or give up, so you will always be in the best hands when it comes to finding the top career opportunities.

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Kennesaw, GA 30144