Job Description

  • Controls Engineer
  • Forest, Virginia
  • March 15, 2018
  • December 1, 2019
  • December 31, 2020


  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 2 – 4 years experience implementing, optimizing and validating machine controls systems including PLC’s, motion control systems, and data acquisition systems is required.
  • Familiarity in Robotics programming is a plus
  • Strong familiarity and programming experience with AB & Omron PLC, HMI, Servo Systems.
  • AutoCAD experience and a thorough understanding of Microsoft Suite; primarily Excel, Word and Outlook are required.


  • Review customer requirements and propose equipment control’s designs to satisfy.
  • Design, testing, and implementation of automation systems.
  • Prepare engineering and supporting documentation, wiring schematics, assembly drawings, bills of material, and panel machining drawings.
  • Interface with manufacturing to ensure equipment conforms to design and customer specifications.
  • Participate, along with sales staff, in presentations at Simplimatic or prospect locations as required.
  • Maintain complete records by project.
  • Short duration travel will be required (generally less than 5 days per month), including some international travel.
  • Maintain product knowledge and stay current on available technology relevant to Simplimatic product and service offerings.

Ideal candidates should also:

  • Demonstrate a positive team spirit and customer focus.
  • Possess strong knowledge of control system technology.
  • Work well with vendors and other employees.
  • Show an ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrate a “can-do” attitude, good communication, organization, and time management skills.
  • Strive for continuous improvement and excellence.
  • Be resourceful, able to act independently, and recognize when higher intervention may be necessary.
  • Be available to travel occasionally nationally and internationally (as required).

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft experience required.
  • Microsoft Office experience required.
  • AutoCAD experience required, preferably Inventor
  • Microsoft Project experience a plus.