PLC Process Control Engineer

17 / 05 / 24 |

Atlas Staffing

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The Process Control Engineer role entails overseeing the development, management, and optimization of PLCs, including collaboration with contractors on major projects, providing training to Technicians or supervisors, and being available for weekend and night shifts. Additionally, responsibilities include assisting in the design, programming, and management of HMIs, along with fulfilling any other necessary tasks. Experience and knowledge of working in the food manufacturing industry.

Must be able to relocate to Boise, ID area. Relocation assistance offered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program, diagnose, and rectify issues with PLCs such as Allen Bradley Micrologix, CompactLogix, ControlLogix, Siemens (S7-300), and Omron.
  • Handle programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Motor Control systems including Allen Bradley PowerFlex 5,500 and 700 VFDs, Schneider/Telemecanique Altivar VFDs, SEW Eurodrive, Danfoss, and ELAU Pacdrive.
  • Manage, troubleshoot, and repair various Robotics applications like cutting and stirring systems, as well as Fanuc pick and place arms.
  • Oversee HMI PC programming, modification of PLC program logic as necessary, and troubleshooting/repair of peripheral devices such as temperature, pH, flow, and conductivity controllers, as well as VFDs.
  • Perform any other duties as required.


  • At least three years of experience in modifying, specifying, designing, and implementing automated control systems.
  • Minimum two years of experience in programming, debugging, and troubleshooting automated control systems and associated components.
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley PLC programming (RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, RSNetWorx) and HMI programming (Factory TalkME, Factory TalkSE, RSView32, PanelBuilder32).
  • Familiarity with DeviceNet, ControllNet, Ethernet networking, Process Control, Sensors, Transducers, and VFDs.
  • Comfortable working with plant devices and electrical panels, and available for on-call duty during weekends and after-hours.
  • Actively engage in automation-related equipment integration and undergo ongoing training to stay updated with new technologies.
  • Preferred knowledge in Siemens PLCs.
  • Experience and knowledge working food manufacturing industry.
  • Ignition Historian
  • SQL Database management
  • VMware & vSphere

Technical Expertise

  • Allen Bradley Micrologix, CompactLogix, and ControlLogix PLCs
  • Siemens Standard (S7-300) PLCs
  • Omron NJ501 PLCs
  • Various Motor Control systems including Allen Bradley PowerFlex series, VFDs from different manufacturers such as SEW Eurodrive and Danfoss
  • Fanuc pick & place arms

Additional Tasks:

  • Program, troubleshoot, and repair HMI PC systems within the facility.
  • Write or adjust PLC program logic when necessary.
  • Troubleshoot and fix peripheral devices and VFDs as required.
Generous benefit package and annual bonus

Salary: $100k to $120k/yr.
If not in the area, Must be able to relocate to Boise, ID area. Relocation assistance offered.


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