Alliance Automation
1100 John Brown Rd.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Controls Engineer IV


Position Overview:

Controls Engineers work in both an office environment when engineering control systems and on the shop floor in Van Wert, Ohio for commissioning and debugging of equipment. The Controls Engineers work closely with the Mechanical Designers, Electrical Designers, and Machine Assembly personnel as required to design systems and develop code for automation projects. They are expected to interface with the customers at both our facility and the customer’s facility for Runoff and Machine Acceptance.

Controls Engineer IV is a Senior level Controls Position typically with 10+ years of experience.

Top 5 Responsibilities:

Program Execution

Proficient at Concepting and Quoting

Proficiently Lead Teams


Proficient at Interfacing with Customers

Other Responsibilities:

Develop Programming Standards and Code templates to reduce time of completion on programming projects 

Meet deadlines and take a project from start to finishLead large and small projects both at our facility and at the customer’s site

Design system architecture for machine control systems, including electrical schematics and network diagrams

Specify and Program Data Collection systems that interface with the PLC/PAC

Interface Controls Architecture with M.E.S. Systems

Lead teams of controls engineers for larger projectsProvide quoting and estimating numbers to the Applications team as needed

Provide Programming, Commissioning, and debug guidance to junior engineers

Provide mechanical design input to help produce the best equipment we can and reduce the labor required for completionTravel with equipment to customer sites for installation and training



10+ years of experience

Related degree or equivalent work experience

Able to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Ability to interface with the customer in a professional manner

Be considered an expert at using any platform of Automation and logic controllers

Be considered an expert at selecting, developing, and implementing vision systems

Be considered an expert in multiple robot platformsKnow programming, commissioning, and debug labor hour requirements for any size project

Must possess strong project management skills as it relates to Controls Engineering of a project

Must be willing to help train junior engineers and technicians

Career LevelManager/Supervisor

What We Offer:

Alliance Automation benefits include, but are not limited to:

Wage based on experience

Company Profit Sharing

Paid vacation

Sick time


401k Plan with match

We provide our employees with a safe, clean, climate-controlled work environment

Alliance Automation