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Our client is a manufacturer of lumber drying equipment installing their equipment across the US. Most customers and installation sites are on the East coast.

This position is responsible for leading the electrical and process controls efforts for the organization. The senior controls engineer provides process automation/project engineering support and services to our clients as well as continuous improvement and product development for our equipment and controls systems. The objectives of this position are to manage the implementation of our equipment utilizing best practices and technologies to optimize equipment performance in safe operation, production efficiency, finished product quality and cost effectiveness to meet client requirements.


Essential Functions:


·         Drive continuous product improvement.

·         Stay abreast of new technology and methods and their integration into our products.

·         Process and process control expert

·         Design, specification, costing, project management, procurement, installation, and commissioning of projects

·         Develop and implement new processes, improve safety, improve quality, reduce costs, and improve product performance.

·         Communicate with project team and clients to define the functional and safety requirements for each project and ensure the completed project meets the needs of the client.

·         Provide engineering support and technical guidance to clients and project team members.

·         Troubleshoot issues by phone and in-person as needed.

·         Evaluate suppliers and contractors for the procurement of equipment, services, and labor to complete projects on time, on budget and to acceptable quality standards.

·         Commission projects to meet contracted goals.

·         Train clients and staff in safe operation of equipment

·         Write operations manuals and maintain and distribute documentation to both staff and clients as required.

·         Interpret and create mechanical and electrical drawings.

·         Assist with Preventative Maintenance Programs


Required Skills


·         Thorough understanding of automated control systems, computer integrated manufacturing and electrical systems including power distribution, PLCs networks, human-machine interfaces, automatic control systems and safe wiring practices.

·         Demonstrated technical, electrical, and mechanical aptitude.

·         Proficient in PLC and VFD applications and setup

·         Proficient in PLC and VFD programming, LANs, and device networks

·         Highly computer literate

·         Ability to effectively diagnose and solve problems.

·         Demonstrated creativity and initiative in attacking and solving problems.

·         Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD

·         Proficient using hand tools and measuring devices such as VOMs, meggers and ammeters.

·         Ability to communicate clearly both written and verbal.

·         Good interpersonal skills

·         Leadership skills




·         Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical/Automation Engineering or the equivalent from an accredited institution

·         5+ years manufacturing/industrial/field service or related work experience

·         5+ years of experience integrating industrial automation and PLC controlled systems

·         Ability to travel 70% or more depending on project requirements.

·         Valid state driver’s license with clean driving record

·         Physically fit with the ability to work in hot environments both indoors and out.

·         Ability to lift at least 50 pounds.


All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and consent to a background check and drug screen.

Our client is proud to offer an amazing benefit package:

·         Highly competitive Compensation

·         Company paid Medical, dental and vision for the employee and their dependents. 

·         Company paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance for the employee.

·         Additional Voluntary Life Insurance 

·         Health Saving Account

·         Paid time off

·         401k with 6% company matching

·         10 Paid Holidays

·         Profit Sharing (bonus paid out in December yearly)



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