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Automation Control Engineer

Decatur, Alabama Temp-to-hire Job ID: 2210155305


Are you experienced in robot programming? Are you familiar with machines such as Fanuc and Siemens?

Then you've come to the right place!

PDS Tech Inc. is hiring a Automation Controls Engineer in Decatur, AL
​​​​​​In this role, you can expect to...
  • Program on the PLC and Robotics side Siemens, AB, Fanuc
  • Set up machines for presence and inspection.
  • Electrical design of complete automation systems using AutoCAD Electrical software.  Designs include power distribution, safety circuit, I/O controls, communications, and panel layout drawings.
  • Calculating panel SCCR, power rating, and FLA for panel rating.           
  • Direct electrical assembly during equipment build.
  • From-scratch, start-to-finish PLC, HMI, and robot programming for custom equipment, conveyor lines, and robot cells
  • Configure, debug, and test equipment on shop floor in preparation of customer reviews.
  • Lead runoff on the shop floor with customer.
  • Direct electrical assembly during installation of equipment.
  • Lead start-up at customer and drive project to completion.
  • Manage time and costs to be within budget and on schedule.
  • 5 - 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to travel and work at customer facilities for ~30%, typically in 2-week spurts
  • Solid understanding of the concepts of industrial controls and robotics
  • Proven ability in robot programming, Fanuc preferred
  • Experience setting up machine vision for presence and inspection, Cognex and/or Fanuc IRVision preferred
  • Talent in programming in a ladder logic environment: Allen Bradley Studio5000, Siemens Tia Portal, Proficy Machine Edition, and/or Toyopuc PCWin
  • Experience setting up Remote IO and other components on industrial networks such as DeviceNet, Profibus, ProfiNet, Ethernet/IP
  • Experience setting up Allen Bradley and/or GE HMI screens/panels
  • Strong ability to communicate within the organization and direct to the customer
  • Ability to lead a project at installation and be the main customer interface.
  • Understanding of RIA Robot Safety Standards, OSHA Safety Standards, and NFPA 79 standards
  • Must be a US Citizen or obtain a Green Card
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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