2751 Antelope Road, Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Experienced Controls Engineer


  • Develop Automation Software
  • Write PLC, HMI and computer programs, test and validate proper function
  • Travel to customer site for start commissioning of the software
  • Train users and provide post project support
  • Organize, Plan and Prioritize Work
  • Communicate with Customers, Venders and Co-workers
  • Gather Information
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
  • Perform Complex Problem Solving
  • Proactively predict when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • Solve complex problems; review related information; develop and evaluate options; implement solutions.
  • Make Decisions
  • Proactively make timely decisions without the benefit of all of the information or consultation with your supervisor
  • National and International Travel is Required
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a controls engineer
  • Possess extensive experience and abilities in:
  • PLC and HMI programming – Programmer
  • Electrical Design – Design Team
  • Possess good working knowledge of electrical codes
  • Ability to complete all aspects of a project within their role without supervision
  • Fully understands scope, budgets, and schedules for projects
  • Holds certification(s) or expert status to show knowledge of their field
  • Expected to suggest future standards and process improvements for the department
Knowledge Requirements:
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of automation projects
  • Production and Processing
  • Knowledge of pneumatic conveying, extrusion, drying, separating, and compounding, weighing and batching, and continuous processes etc.
  • Fluent use of:
  • MS Word; Excel; PowerPoint; GroupWise; EPLAN; PromiseE; AutoCAD; RSLOGIX 5000; RSView; Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Refer to performance assessment for a complete list of skills and requirements

Recommended: Obtain a PE License and should be a leader and mentor to other co-workers

Position offers competitive compensation, health insurance and other benefits. To apply, send a resume to careers@northwindts.com or pick up an application at NorthWind Technical Services, 2751 Antelope Road, Sabetha, KS 66534 (phone: 785-284-0080).

NorthWind Technical Services is a locally-owned company that provides automation solutions to companies all over the world.

An Equal Opportunity Employer