Industrial Automation Controls Engineer (Remote)

HirexHire Remote
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March 23, 2023
Chicago, Illinois


HirexHire (pronounced hire by hire) is a Chicago-based recruiting and talent consultancy that integrates with companies short-term to provide long-term talent solutions. We take a seat in our client s everyday operations to understand their people goals, gaps, and challenges. We then develop and implement the processes and technologies to execute a sustainable and scalable talent plan.

We partner with companies expecting or experiencing high growth who need to hire at scale or fill a critical role rapidly. Our clients are not looking for quick-fix placements but are thoughtfully building a hiring strategy to scale their businesses.


Location: Chicago, IL / Remote

Industry: B2B SaaS / Software

Company Size: 10+

What They Do: Our client is developing solutions to enable the Next Generation Manufacturing Enterprise to develop cutting-edge solutions to elevate manufacturing visibility and performance. The goal is to provide leading-edge Manufacturing and Supply Chain solutions across the enterprise to enable the hyper-information-enabled enterprise of the future.


Our client is searching for an Industrial Automation Controls Engineer to join their growing team! This is a new role due to the growth in our client s book of business of Fortune 500 clients. This person will partner with both the Sales team and Technical Services team to provide implementation, training, and consulting services associated with the company s solutions.

Though our client is headquartered in Chicago, IL, this role is remote, with up to 25% required travel.


  • Partner with the sales team to demo the software and answer client questions in regard to the technical aspects

  • Extract a finite number of specific data points from the controller to analyze the control code and determine how to model the equipment

  • This person will also work cross-functionally to provide analytical insight and advise clients on the optimal use of the company s solutions and further identify business development opportunities

  • Work with internal teams to ensure clients are getting the most out of the software and relationship


  • B.S. in an Engineering discipline or equivalent experience/knowledge

  • At least 1+ years of PLC programming experience

  • A strong understanding of the CPG/Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industries

  • Experience or Interest in IIoT

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the year

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment

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