Winn-Marion Companies Automation Controls Engineer in Centennial, Colorado

Automation Controls Engineer


Centennial, CO

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Automation Controls Engineer (Centennial, CO)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Automation Controls Engineer reports to the Controls Group Manager within the F&B Engineering Design Services Team in Centennial CO. Experienced PC/HMI programmer with excellent communication skills and knowledge of process control systems in several industries. Individual must be able to perform independently or as a member of a project team. This position will be responsible for the electrical design, programming and start-up of CIP (Clean-In-Place) systems, facility cleaning equipment and chemical dispensing & application equipment. The designer will also be required to provide accurate and timely customer service assistance on previously installed systems. This position will be responsible to perform all duties in a safe and professional manner, both in the office and at customer locations (which will include manufacturing environments).


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 3+ years PLC/HMI programming experience

  • Experience in the Oil and Gas, Mining or Food & Beverage industry

  • Control panel design experience

  • AutoCad experience

  • Experience in industrial process control

  • Experience in ABB, Rockwell (AB), Siemens, PLC/HMI programming

  • Familiarity with electrical schematics and process flow diagrams

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to travel roughly 35%


  • Design, Development, Testing (60%)

  • Develop PLC programs and HMI with or without existing templates.

  • Create site specific electrical drawings.

  • Develop PLC/HMI related equipment documentation.

  • Perform equipment check-out.

  • Interface with Sales and Project Management teams.

  • Coordinate project activities with other Engineers, outside vendors/contractors and customers.

  • Produce clear and timely documentation including trip reports and project updates.

  • Customer Support (25%)

  • Support of existing on site equipment. Includes phone and remote technical assistance/troubleshooting for installed systems.o Start-up and customer training.

  • Perform site surveys to identify and document existing customer equipment and processes.

  • Innovation (15%)

  • Assist with development of new offerings and updates of existing offerings.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Adhere to agreed-upon schedules and budgets.

  • Effectively manage time, follow directions and complete work within specified time.

  • Assist with training.

  • Keep work area clean, organized, and hazard free.

  • Maintain a sound understanding of all industry safety norms and regulations.


  • Able to work in different working environments, including extreme weather environments, and independently in remote areas.

  • Able to stand for long periods and endure a lot of physical stamina due to loading and unloading work.

  • Able to lift, push, pull, and move up to 60 pounds.

  • Able to bend over, kneel down, reach upward, and pull equipment and products from ground level to heights being worked at.

  • Able to perform general office administrative activities of copying, filing, faxing, and using the telephone.

  • Able to climb stairs; work at heights, or confined spaces.

  • Maintain regular and on-time attendance. Position is 40 hours per week but may exceed 40 hours per week.

  • Travel by personal vehicle to work sites over a large geographic area.

  • Able to change a flat tire if needed.

Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits, plus expense reimbursement and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.