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Controls Engineer

Hardware | Austin, TX | Full Time

Job Description

POSITION/TITLE: Controls Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Professional Services 

FLSA: Exempt   


Reddwerks develops and sells WMS, WCS, and CCS software for some of the largest users in the world, including four of the top ten retailers in the US, the largest distributor to convenience stores, and one of the largest parcel and logistics companies. Deploying Reddwerks v4.0 starts with our systematic, mathematical, and science-based analysis of customers’ needs, we call “Distribution Science.” Headquartered in Austin, TX, our software has been deployed in more than 60 high-volume distribution centers throughout North America.


Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree (Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical Engineering preferred)

Minimum Experience: Experience developing control systems 

Necessary Knowledge/Skills:

  • PLC ladder logic programming, (i.e. Rockwell Automation, Siemens)
  • Material Handling Equipment (MHE): motor control circuits, sorters, merges and photo-eyes
  • Control panel design
  • Hardware / Schematic design
  • HMI software design (i.e. Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Inductive Automation)
  • Working knowledge of national and international electrical and safety codes and practices.
  • MS Office Suite
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment
  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • AutoCAD
  • Specifying power conversion experience
  • Print and Apply and Weigh-in-Motion
  • RSLogix – 5, 500 and 5000
  • SCADA programming (Wonderware, RSView, Citect)


A Reddwerks Controls Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes within warehouse distribution centers.  Controls Engineers need a thorough understanding of the operational processes of Reddwerks and have a truly multidisciplinary role, working closely with colleagues across a number of functions, including operations, purchasing and design.

  • Work internally with project managers and externally with customers to design custom turnkey control systems
  • Develop electrical hardware design and functionality of control systems
  • Develop and design the controls software packages including: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human/Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Develop and design the industrial communications network
  • Work closely with CAD designers during development of electrical schematics and detailing
  • Specify bill of materials for internal purchasing department
  • Work closely with manufacturing during control panel assembly
  • Perform all aspects of start-up and commissioning of the control system
  • Completely debug the developed and installed software packages
  • Ensure all changes and modifications are appropriately documented and noted correctly to secure the acceptance
  • Provide customer training
  • Create and assemble final documentation
  • Travel to customer sites nationwide (possibly international) depending on phase of project