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Controls Engineer

Sarasota, FL 34243

Posted: 04/16/2021 Job Number: 15595

Job Description

Selectek is seeking a Controls Engineer in Sarasota, FL


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering is required. Professional registration is desired 

  • At least six (6) years of experience in power, automation, and information systems for packaging and production systems and/or automated manufacturing systems 

  • Must be able to program from scratch, edit, document, test, and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs; specific knowledge of the most current Rockwell Automation programming software for Control Logix and Compact Logix platforms 

  • Must be familiar with database design and queries and understand various industry standards such as ISA 95 model for transferring information between the automation, MES, and business layers; areas of knowledge include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, data collection, database warehousing, configuration changes and reporting, product count, reject and waste management, relay logic (single point control and monitoring of motors, temperature, and product flow), SCADA, Wonderware, SQL, Visual Basic, .net, SharePoint, etc. 

  • Solid knowledge of devices commonly used in the industrial automation field which include solenoid valves, pneumatic systems, relays, motor starters, variable frequency drives (VFDs), photo eyes, motors, pushbuttons, safety switches, pressure transmitters, flow meters, temperature sensors, disconnect switches, safety devices, and the like. 


  • Food and beverage and/or packaging experience 

Job Details: 

  • Develop functional design specifications and logic narratives describing systems and features. 

  • Develop system architecture including PACs / PLCs, networks, HMIs, servers, etc. 

  • Develop PAC / PLC and HMI programs based on functional design specifications or logic narratives and in alignment with programming standards required for each project. 

  • Deploy systems at client sites and interact with clients at various levels to ensure project success. 

  • Direct the design efforts for control panel fabrication packages and system installation packages. 

  • Lead and direct the activities of internal and external project resources to achieve project goals and objectives. 

  • Ensure work products are technically sound and meet clients’ requirements. 

  • Manage project scope, budget, and schedule to meet commitments made to clients and for profitability. 

  • Develop relationships with clients while executing project work. 

  • Hold progress meetings with project teams, clients, and vendors at company's office, client facilities, or vendor facilities. 

  • Lead and manage field activities during installation and start-up phases at client sites. 

  • Capable and willing to perform tasks that are required for projects to be successful. These tasks include programming, design, installation, start-up support, as-builts, client follow-up, vendor follow-up, and procurement. 

  • Develop skill sets and coach internal project resources while executing projects. 

This is a Direct Hire role paying $100K-115K annually.   

If you are interested, please contact Lizzie Johns at 470-203-0754 or LJohns@selectek.com.  

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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