Sr. Automation and Control Engineer

Richland, WA, USA


120k-160k D.O.E.

Established Control Systems Integration firm in the Richland, WA area needs an experienced Sr. Automation and Control Engineer for Industrial Manufacturing, Food, Beverage, and Irrigation projects. Small company with family-based culture services clients in the Northwest US – WA, OR, and ID region.

Why work here?

  • Low travel – less than 10% – by design, they only cater to clients in WA, OR, and ID to reduce travel
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k matching
  • competitive compensation with a bonus plan
  • paid time off
  • retirement plan
  • Fun, family-based culture


  • Knowledge of NEC, UL, NFPA, CSA and CE standards to control system panel designs
  • Write operating descriptions and related documentation for control and automation portion of systems
  • Write PLC and HMI programs for water treatment systems utilizing Rockwell / Allen Bradley and Siemens products
  • Configure automation networks, including Ethernet/IP, ControlNet, Profibus, Profinet and Modbus
  • Conduct Factory Acceptance Testing and configuration of control and automation systems
  • Field site acceptance testing, may travel to site for system integration
  • Troubleshoots equipment operation issues which may be related to electrical design or programming
  • Suggest and implement solutions
  • Commit to deliverables with customers and/or management


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is preferred but not required
  • 7+ years experience developing automation projects in the industrial automation industry
  • Proficiency with Rockwell products – Allen-Bradley PLCs and HMI programming (PlantPAX is a plus)
  • Experience in panel design and controls system engineering is strongly preferred, as well as experience in the water or food industry
  • Experience with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical is a plus
  • Experience with Ignition is a plus
  • Good project skills
  • Strong knowledge of operational processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Siemens PLC programming is a plus


To comply with some state laws, the annual base salary range for this position has been provided. The range given is broad and should be considered as a guideline only. Our client will consider a candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, the salaries of current employees in similar roles, and other factors when extending an offer.

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