Automation / Controls Engineer

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Automation / Controls Engineer

Appleton, Wisconsin Temp-to-hire Job ID: 1810087602


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In the project phase, the individual is responsible for:
Developing the PLC and Human Machine Interface (HMI), software so that equipment functions as specified.
Testing software modifications to the extent possible prior to delivery (shop test).Participating in or leading start up activities at customer site including:
Checkout of electrical, PLC and HMI portions
Commissioning of equipment such that specifications are met.
Deliver technical training to customers' operators and/or maintenance personnel as needed
Making return trips to the site to eliminate warranty issues or address customer needs
In the product life cycle phase, the individual is responsible for:
Participating in service related calls including scheduled or emergency calls
Participate in pager duty as needed to support customer needs
Deliver technical training to customers' operators and/or maintenance personnel as needed
A minimum of Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with at least 10 years’ experience; or four year engineering or related technical degree plus 4 years’ experience; or equivalent education and experience preferred.  Detailed knowledge and experience of industrial automation products, preferably within the paper industry.Manage multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to understand issues and communicate effectively with others.
Self-directed and motivated.
Take initiative to identify and anticipate customer needs and make recommendations for implementation.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance, including long periods of standing during recruitment/job fairs.
Movement through shops and field environments.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Visual acuity is required to read and produce accurate materials.
Use of keyboards, telephones, copiers, fax.
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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. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

The law requires PDS Tech, Inc. to post a notice describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination. For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following links: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement

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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