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Automation & Controls Engineer

Who You’ll Work With

You will join one of our 45 offices in the US, be part of a committed team of over 1500 professionals, and work in teams and directly with our clients doing work that is shaping the world around us. You will be welcomed into a rapidly growing business and team and empowered to make an impact. You will be valued, cared for, and challenged on your path to becoming a world-class professional consultant and surrounded by leaders who are committed to creating an environment that enables you to realize your own success and fulfillment.

When you join Design Group as a Controls Engineer, you are joining a team that will challenge you and position you for growth. Design Group is widely known as an industry leader, recognized as a top system integrator, ranking #7 in the 2023 System Integrator Giants; as a Rockwell Platinum Integrator, the highest designation given to Rockwell partners; and as an Ignition Enterprise Premier Integrator. As a part of this team, you will learn from industry leading experts and may even have the chance to be an active participant in industry events like the Ignition Build-A-Thon which Design Group won in 2023!


What You’ll Do

You'll work individually and in teams to support capital projects and implement solutions for our clients. Together, you will help our clients make critical changes to improve their performance and realize their most important goals.

  • Apply your knowledge of programming methods, electrical design and engineering problem solving to 21st century manufacturing practices
  • Design, program, and troubleshoot packaging machinery and line control systems
  • Travel to top clients across the country to assist in the design of manufacturing processes, help manage projects, and develop facilities
  • Impact the world by conducting yourself with integrity in pursuit of individual and business goals
  • Become a passionate and successful business family member while expanding your technical abilities
  • Create user applications to monitor and control the production of consumer goods and satisfy regulatory agencies in compliance with modern industry standards
  • Design control systems that provide instantaneous feedback on the production life cycle
  • Design electrical control panels
  • Design industrial controller (PLC) programs and develop human machine interfaces (HMIs)
  • Support Barry-Wehmiller Design Group project teams
  • Make an impact day-to-day with your skills and expertise, strengthening that relationship with our clients and team


What You’ll Bring

  • The ability to simultaneously organize and execute multiple project responsibilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with management, clients, and vendors
  • Co-op or project experience with electrical engineering and PLC automation applications (preferred)
  • Co-op or project experience with pharmaceutical, consumer products, and high-speed environments (preferred)
  • A willingness to travel for project requirements including installation and start-up activities, client and company sponsored meetings, trainings, industry related seminars, forums, and conventions
  • A bachelor of science in electrical engineering or computer engineering, or an equivalent technical degree


Our culture and commitment to our people is what sets us apart. We foster an environment of mutual respect, integrity, and unconditional interest in the individual and collective success of our professionals. Our model and entrepreneurial mindset offer a rewarding, challenging, and highly flexible path. As a Entry Level Controls Engineer, you will build a meaningful and fulfilling career with the support of professional development resources and mentorships including our First Year Experience program, Individual Development Plans, and Career Path resources and tools. You will be surrounded by exceptional talent who will support your development as both a world-class engineer and a highly effective leader.


Feel like you're on the path to becoming an Entry Level Controls Engineer but you're not quite there yet? We'd love to connect with you to see if we can take you from where you are today and grow you into a Design Group Engineering Consultant.


At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job.  If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying.  We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions.  Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process.


Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.


Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.