Controls Engineer – Automated Manufacturing Equipment

Location: Waukesha, WI

A successful manufacturing company in Waukesha, WI is seeking talented Controls Engineers to join their team. This company specializes in automotive components and operates a fully automated facility that designs and manufactures custom automated equipment for both internal and external clients. As a Controls Engineer, you will play a key role in the design, development, programming, and implementation of large-scale automation projects.

Why join us?

  • We are a thriving global company with over 60 years of experience in the industry.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with cutting-edge technology at our fully automated facility.
  • Opportunity to work with robotics, vision systems, laser systems, and PLC/HMI controls.
  • Enjoy a clean, bright, and temperature-controlled working environment.
  • We offer competitive compensation, potential bonuses, and comprehensive benefits.
  • Take advantage of 3 weeks of paid vacation and paid time off during year-end shut-down (1.5 weeks).
  • Plenty of room for growth and development within the organization.
  • Minimal travel required – maximum of 5%.

Your responsibilities:

  • Create and deploy automation controls and electrical controls hardware and software.
  • Take ownership of system updates and new system control functions from start to finish of each project.
  • Collaborate effectively with a team and conduct process reviews, training sessions, and support the quoting process.
  • Write code to control automated equipment and develop a reusable software solution using a structured software development process.
  • Integrate VFD and Servo motor controls into manufacturing equipment.
  • Train end users on the functionality of automated machines and integrate various systems through automated controls.
  • Provide support for field installation, startup, and debugging of systems at both our sites and customer sites.
  • Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and achieve results in a dynamic atmosphere.


  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a related engineering field or have equivalent work experience.
  • Previous experience programming automated manufacturing equipment.
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  • Ability to interpret electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic prints and schematics.
  • Strong skills in electrical wiring and debugging.
  • Experience with vision system integration is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley HMI and PLC programming is desirable.
  • Willingness to travel up to 5% of the time.
  • Familiarity with OSHA and NFPA safety standards and electrical codes for custom automated assembly and test equipment.
  • Effective problem-solving, judgment, and independent thinking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle conflicts effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Authorized to work in the United States and possess a valid driver's license.
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