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Industrial Automation Engineer Senior PLC Programmer
Boise, ID

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$95,000 - $110,000 / yr

PLC/HMI Programmer with the aptitude, understanding and desire to automate high tech process equipment. Ability to work well as part of a team in a challenging, fast paced environment for a high-level OEM Equipment Manufacturer.


  •         Hands on PLC Controls system design, development, programming, instrument/control integration, SCADA interface and integration.
  •         Program HMI/GUI and PLC logic and integrate discrete/analog devices into equipment per project specifications and standards.
  •         Simulate, test, and commission control systems based on System Sequence of Operations and Process Flow Diagram.
  •         Working knowledge of control communication platforms.
  •         Provide on-site technical support during startup and commissioning of new installations
  •         On-site support for existing installations and troubleshoot machine and control system issues.
  •         Apply human factors and usability engineering in the development and modification of software
  •      Ability to collaborate with engineering, product management, and technical support teams.
  •         Maintain standards, specifications, and procedures for PLC programming.
  •         Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, energetic environment and manage competing priorities.  
  •         Strong planning and organizational skills.
  •         For the Sr. Programmer role, responsible for Sequence-Of-Operations documentation to enable programming instructions to internal and/or external programmers


  • Proficiency in one of the following: Allen-Bradley (RSLogix 5000), Siemens, or other industry standard PLC platforms and ladder logic.
  • Experience in writing HMI code using Factory Talk View, WonderWare, Siemens WINCC, and other industry standard Graphic User Interfaces.
  • Working experience with networking the following platforms:  Ethernet, TCP/IP, Serial, DeviceNet, SCADA communication platforms.  SECS/GEM communication platform a plus.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics, physical and ladder diagrams, Process Flow Diagrams.
  • VFD programming and motor control experience preferred.
  • Positive attitude with strong work ethic, integrity and honesty.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent communication, editing and writing, as well as verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others to accomplish team goals.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Engineering Degree, Technical Degree, Military Tech Training or equivalent, 5 years of industrial experience. 

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