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Automation Controls Engineer
RM Schulte & Associates
Job Location: Wapakoneta, OH

Automation Controls Engineer

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and highly qualified Automation Controls Engineer to oversee the development of automated control systems. We primarily work with electrical systems, so our ideal candidate has at least a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. You will use PLC programming products, such as those made by Fanuc and Delta Tau, to create these control systems. You also must know how to draft schematics in AutoCAD.



Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD

Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements (e.g. Inventor)

Research supplier products for assembly components

Help establish new and maintain existing standards

Develop electrical bill of materials

Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications

Check quality of assemblers and technicians work and respond to inquiries during assembly

Work with Sales to provide input with quote preparation as required


Design and develop software applications based on given requirements and specifications

Understand client requirements for GUI/communication interface, networking and create specifications based on these requirements

Review, repair and redesign legacy code

Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems

Write user manuals to communicate functionality of company developed programs

Technical writing including Software Management Plan (e.g. SDS, SRS, Test Plan, Traceability

Matrix, User/Operating Manual with Troubleshooting Guide, Spare Parts List with Vendor Part

number )

Requirement Reviews Participate in reviews and work with Engineering and Operations to ensure proper implementation of features


Comply with the company safety procedures. Live the company culture of integrity and

professional competence

Provide timely and detailed status updates

Quality Ensure standards are maintained in a highly regulated, process driven environment

Must be able and willing to travel and work at customer sites, if needed

Must be available and willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays to meet customer

project commitments

Involved in the recruitment of new staff

Help Train/Orient/Bring Up to Speed new employees


BA/BS degree in engineering or related discipline (BSEE degree preferred)

5+ years of experience in the automation industry

Proficient in Design/Drafting Tools such as AutoCAD

Programming Logic Controllers (PLC), preferably Delta Tau, Fanuc, and Siemens

Familiar with Industry Standards UL and CE

Familiar with Vision Systems (e.g. Cognex, Keyence)

Familiar with various Motion Controllers/Actuators (e.g. Yasakawa, WEG)

Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues

General Skills/Qualifications

MS Office 2010 (Excel, Word, Outlook) and general computer literacy

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Must be a self-starter, team player, work well with others and have a positive attitude

Must be a creative thinker, results oriented, focused, and attentive to detail and accuracy

Must have ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

Sharp, quick, dedicated and innovative problem solver

Core values and continuous self-improvement

Must be organized, detail oriented, and able to think designs through completely

How To Apply:
You will be directed to another website for application instructions.
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