PLC Controls Engineer in Saint George, SC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  834470

Seeking an experienced Controls Technician with 5 + years’ experience, strong Allen Bradley experience, and computer programming aptitude. The ideal candidate has experience troubleshooting and diagnosing various issues. For immediate consideration, please send your resume to



Our PLC – Automation division, South Carolina, is currently looking for a candidate to fill the following position:

Controls Engineer

Reporting to the Automation Manager, the Controls Engineer will participate in the design of automated systems using technical specifications, plans, and technical drawings in accordance with industry norms and standards. You will also perform the start-up and commissioning of automated sawing equipment on site at the client’s location.


Roles and responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the manager, you will be called upon to:
  • Design and program automated systems (simple or complex) on different types of PLC’s and operator interfaces (HMI).
  • Install and troubleshoot automated systems.
  • Participate in system start-up at the client’s location.
  • Occasionally design the electrical engineering.
  • Write technical documents relating to the maintenance of an automated system.
  • Ensure that the systems that are sold work in a production environment and meet the expectations of our clients.

Required experience

Post-secondary education or Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Instrumentation Engineering with a specialization in Automation or an equivalent.

5 years or more of relevant experience.


General criteria

  • Have a knowledge of Rockwell products (Allen-Bradley).
  • Possess leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess strong problem solving skills and enjoy challenges.
  • Knowledge of basic computer systems.
  • Be capable to work well under pressure.
  • Have a good knowledge of English, spoken and written.
  • Be available to travel to our clients’ location for periods varying from one to three consecutive weeks.

You must possess strong communication skills and have demonstrated a capacity for teamwork. You must also have initiative, be autonomous, and demonstrate that you are able to effectively evolve in a constantly changing environment. You enjoy challenges and working with equipment that is on the cutting edge of technology, you want to be part of a dynamic team, and you want to participate in the success of a growing company? We want to hear from you.


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