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Automation Project Engineer

Are you looking for a challenge where you can apply your engineering education directly to real-world, impactful challenges? Are you interested in helping industrial factories become more efficient and sustainable? If so, there has never been a more exciting time to work for Cybertrol Engineering, which is working to deliver solutions in these areas using the latest technology.

General Information

Cybertrol Engineering, a growing and dynamic industrial automation engineering firm, is seeking an entry-level engineering professional for an Automation Engineer role. This position is a great opportunity that combines “hands-on” engineering skills along with customer relationships to achieve superior results that consistently exceed customer expectations. 

Cybertrol Engineering is a control and information systems integrator that creates and delivers custom-engineered solutions to industrial customers throughout the upper Midwest and across North America.  Cybertrol Engineering’s solutions include control systems (PLC/HMI, DCS, SCADA), manufacturing intelligence and MES information systems, industrial IT/OT (Information Technology) infrastructure; hardware design/CAD, industrial control panels, and on-going support.  The firm is privately owned, headquartered in Minneapolis, has offices in Madison and Marshfield, WI, and has remote employees across the US. There is a passionate engineering culture that emphasizes both personal and professional growth along with a commitment to partnering with our customers.

Job Responsibilities

In this role, you will be directly responsible for developing and implementing PLC/HMI, DCS, SCADA code, including simulation for testing software and on-site I/O checkout and commissioning at customer sites. 

You will also partner with a team of Manufacturing Intelligence, Hardware design, and Industrial IT professionals to deliver comprehensive systems. During these projects, you will become a trusted consultant for Cybertrol’s customers.  

 Some examples of specific Automation Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Engage directly with the customer and other engineering firms involved to develop a complete understanding of the requirements and create a Functional Specification of the full deliverable. 
  • Maintain customer contact throughout the life of the project. 
  • Develop software in a team environment in a modern software framework utilizing an Agile Scrum development processes. 
  • Ensure that quality processes have been followed. 
  • Work independently as required to deliver solutions. 
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring as required, including system-level thinking and problem-solving techniques. 
  • I/O Checkout on-site of industrial control equipment; instrumentation, pneumatics, and 3-phase motors.
  • Working with multiple disciplines and trades during on-site commissioning of projects. 

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Engineering (Electrical and/or Computer, Mechanical, or Chemical) or a related engineering field from an ABET-accredited school.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Curiosity and agility in problem solving when presented with a new challenge.
  • Passionate when given a challenge to see it through.
  • Willingness to help and service mentality interacting with customers and internal teams.
  • Goal oriented with the strong desire to learn new technologies and concepts

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $68,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay for overnight on-site commissioning


  • 10-20% overnight travel to industrial facilities