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Executive Leadership Solutions
stephen pickering
(800) 485-9726
Automation/Controls Engineers
Location: , Texas (United States)
Compensation Range: $75,000 - $150,000
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 10966

Job Details:

The Control and Automation Engineer will contribute to a fast-paced and growing team responsible for the design, development, testing and manufacture of client’s photobioreactor system, subsystems, electrical components and SolarConverter hardware, firmware and software system. The Control and Automation Engineer will be hands-on and support the engineering design teams on all aspects of the overall engineering development cycle from prototype builds to bench and process engineering testing.

This position will be responsible for setting up instrumentation and data acquisition systems as well as supporting and building test fixtures. The Control and Automation Engineer will perform tasks independently while working closely with individual team members to ensure that objectives are met. The role requires solid hands-on and technical skills, including electronic knowledge, ability to work with electronic measurement equipment (including but not limited to oscilloscopes, multimeters, soldering stations, etc), soldering SMT components, debugging and troubleshooting skills as well as wiring systems. The ideal candidate will develop new ideas, have the ability to learn quickly and is excited by technical challenges and aggressive timelines. The position may require some travel.


• Design and build data acquisition test systems
• Select, size, configure and program PLC/HMI systems
• Configuration of HMI systems and interfacing to different databases
• Select the right sensors for different applications
• Tune, troubleshoot and configure control loops for different processes
• Generate test plans, SOPs, data experiments and reports
• Generate test schematics, document test set up and write reports
• Ensure on-time delivery of an electrically sound and error-free test set up
• Participate in or run process, product or system level engineering experiments
• Apply continuous improvement and lessons learned to improve future results
• Read, interpret and understand drawings, schematic, gerbers, source code, engineering documents and specifications
• Work with engineers and biologists, and contribute to the design and development of the company’s products and systems
• Participate in design failure mode effects analysis and ensure product, process and system reliability and safety


The successful candidate will be a high energy, enthusiastic self-starter with interest and aptitude in energy conversion, fluid handling systems and biological processes, as well as instrumentation engineering. Candidates should have strong experience in industrial PLC, HMI and SCADA systems. PID control tuning experience is a must. Experience in the development and set up of electric designs and systems, including electrical and electronic, is desired. Experience with C/C++, Visual Basic and script programming is a plus. A Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience are required.