Field Service Controls Engineer - Midwest Engineered Systems

 Posted in: April 2022

MWES, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is currently recruiting for a FIELD SERVICE CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER. This is a full time, direct hire position. MWES offers competitive wages and a complete benefit package. This position requires travel up to 50% of the time; international travel may be required.

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a related field, such as electrical or control systems engineering, automation technology and 5 years of experience; or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 5 years of experience in control systems activities; including familiarity with hardware design, PLC, HMI, and Robot programs. This person should also have experience using or applying various industrial or automation equipment, such as robots, electric motors, servo motors, conveyors, working knowledge of current programmable controllers and related technologies and knowledge of common control and computer architecture, networking, and interfacing with higher level computer systems.


Under supervision of the Service Manager, the Control Systems Engineer analyzes customer requirements and specifications, performs electrical design of controls and power distribution, writes and tests PLC and HMI programs, and tests control hardware and systems. Demonstrate creativity and ingenuity when applying engineering principals to service custom machine projects. Work as a member of the service team and coordinates work with others, while achieving on-time completion of the project within budgetary constraints.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Plan, write, comment, test and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs using company standard methods and conventions.
  • Design and integrate machine safety and industrial network infrastructures.
  • Performs in-house testing on control components and systems. Performs equipment tests at customer site as requested.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties in order to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to manufacturing staff.
  • Program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, process hardware and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine tuning and validation.
  • Provide Service Manager (SM) with timely status reports of assignments.
  • Assist service team by performing a variety of support duties including preparing quotes and sales orders for service jobs.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time; international travel may be required. Travels as required to complete project tasks.


Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Upon hire, employees are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Midwest Engineered Systems, Inc. will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

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