Automation Controls Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/4/2023 10:46 AM)
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Come work for the largest equipment dealer in North America! Are you a hardworking individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment and looking to take your career to the next level? If so, then come join our award winning team!


We provide our employees with the following tools and resources to be successful:

  • Training
  • Tuition assistance
  • Outstanding benefits package (BCBS PPO, Delta Dental and EyeMed Vision, plus much more!)
  • 401(k) with match
  • Competitive wages
  • Company laptop
  • Paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Work schedule: M-F, day shift


Job Summary:

Peaklogix is an industry leader in the material handling market segment providing innovative solutions that simplify the warehouse order fulfillment experience and introduces new efficiencies that increase productivity when fulfilling customer orders. Peaklogix is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated experienced Automation Controls Engineer to join our Controls team in either our Binghamton or Syracuse offices. We are specifically looking for professionals with 3-5 years of experience with a BSEE degree or equal experience in a related field.

If you like the excitement of working with very talented colleagues in a fast-paced environment while implementing world class solutions at venerable brand name Clients, you should seriously consider this opportunity.

Primary Duties:

The primary function of the position is Systems Project execution, including development of Control Programs and systems interfacing for conveyor and associated automated devices.  This involves management of control panel builds, electricians, and other related crafts.  The role would team with PeakLogix Engineering and field Project Managers to plan and/or execute several system project installations simultaneously. 

You will work closely with the sales, engineering, and project management to research, design and engineer a variety of PLC system solutions that may include conveyor, ASRS equipment, Robotic Automation, and high-speed packaging equipment.  Specifically, the position will require the designing of PLC control cabinets, programming of the PLC, and support of the system. Generating BOM, ordering material to support manufacturing of system designed.  The role would team with PeakLogix Engineering and field Project Managers to plan and/or execute several system project installations simultaneously and will require you to be on-site during the installation and testing of our solutions.

  • Evaluate and analyze customer requirements to provide input into the overall solution design and project proposals.
  • Work with project management and external vendors to supply necessary information to take concept to design approval phase
  • Designing and test PLC control cabinets
  • Generate bills of materials, source material, and parts
  • Design, Develop, test, install and support PLC based controls systems on large-scale automated pick-pack-ship line including warehouse management system using Allen Bradley and Siemens hardware and tools
  • Review layouts for accuracy and details required for approvals
  • Writing descriptions of operation and develop detailed RFQs
  • Act as the technical lead for assigned clients and be the technical liaison with those clients



Position Requirements:

  • 3+ years proficiency in the use of Autodesk AutoCAD
  • 2+ years’ experience developing automation software using Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC hardware and software.
  • 2+ years’ experience with troubleshooting and commission PLC solutions
  • Experience performing, I/O checkout and wiring verification
  • 1+ years working with SCADA
  • 2+ years designing and troubleshooting control cabinets
  • Willing to travel 25 to 35% of the time to customer sites
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently.


About Alta:

Culture is Job #1. Alta Equipment Company prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Equipment Company earns customers for life.


If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.


At Alta Equipment Company, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place USA”, our employees across North America are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.


So, let’s start the conversation. Click the link to apply and begin the journey of a lifetime.


What We Look For:

Outstanding candidates for the position will have demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines. 


At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

Other Opportunities at Alta

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We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class.


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