Sr. Automation Engineer (Remote in the Southeast)

Remote, RT, USA

Remote (Location Specific)

Job Number: 5922

Are you looking for a remote Automation Engineer position that will provide interesting projects and long-term growth potential?

Grow your career in automation with a growing and successful company! Work from your home office in the southeast and travel is 25% to 50% Monday thru Friday, mostly local and regional! Most of the travel is within a couple of hours away and mostly driving. Travel is Monday thru Friday and no weekends or holidays typically!

Application Engineers with PLC expertise develop PLC application monitoring and control software, perform factory and field testing, startup, customer training, and PLC related service work. This position can work remotely within an hour of Winchester, VA, Johnson City, TN or Raleigh, NC.



  • Receives project requirements and direction through meetings with the Project Manager and review of the contract documents.
  • Keeps PMs informed of the status of tasks and projects milestones. Maintains awareness of project budgets and keeps the PM aware of issues that would adversely affect the budget.
  • Produces timely, accurate project documentation such as timesheets, trip reports, etc.
  • Follows established Best Practices and Development Standards and Procedures.
  • Produces the System Control Narrative on projects.
  • Develop Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) application programs based on the contract documents and System Control Narrative using the PLC manufacturer’s Programming Software.
  • Installs all developed application software and required vendor software and verifies their proper execution.
  • Interfaces the company’s supplied equipment to third-party vendor systems via industrial communication protocols, when applicable.
  • Participates in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), when required.
  • Demonstrates overall system functionality to the Owner/Engineer/Contractor including hardware and network operation, SCADA monitoring and control, displaying data, alarming, and historical data collection for report generation.
  • Provides training to operators, supervisors, and administrative personnel.
  • Generates and gathers all required final project documentation.
  • Provides technical assistance to Customers.
  • Provides reactive and responsive support to field service technicians to assist in troubleshooting and repair of PLC related issues at customer sites or by remote support as appropriate.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or an Engineering field. Will accept military service with an honorable discharge.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in PLC programming, preferably in the Water & Wastewater industry.
  • PLC Application Engineers must have knowledge and experience with PLC hardware and programming software (Allen-Bradley and/or Schneider and/or Siemens and/or Emerson).
  • Good communications skills and the ability to work well with other are essential.