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Senior Controls Engineer

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Oakland, CA, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role


Develop complete turnkey design for the electrical portion of projects, which includes the development of programs and sequence of operation for PLC programs on new equipment. The effort will contribute to the complete electrical hardware and software control design for new equipment.

Sr. Controls Engineers may lead other controls, electrical, and design engineers, be involved with customer reviews, set design directions, establish schedules, and maintain budget requirements.

Reports to: Director of Engineering

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leading/assisting in all technical phases of design effort

  • Electrical panel design

  • Produce electrical schematic drawings.

  • PLC programming and development

  • Identifying potential scope changes/problem areas

  • Assuming accountability of assigned responsibilities

  • Developing project scope definition.

  • Writing technical documents

  • Provide verbal and written communications internally and to customers on areas of controls programming and design.

  • Direct electrical designers, CAD drafters, and other controls engineers on a project basis.

  • Develop schedules and track against actuals

  • Plan, track, and report progress against budgets

  • Lead customer design reviews

  • HMI programming and development.

  • Robot programming.

  • Vision programming.

  • Machine bring-up.

  • Additional job duties and responsibilities may be added at any time.


Education & Experience

  • Two (2) year technical degree with fifteen (15) years’ experience or twenty (20) years related experience or four (4) year Technical/Technology degree with ten (10) years’ experience.


  • All training deemed essential and required by law.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to develop programs for automated equipment and interface hardware

  • Specialized training in automated design and programming software (i.e., AutoCAD, Allen Bradley PLC, Siemens PLC).

  • Personal computer literate (i.e., Excel, M.S. Word, M.S. Project, Windows).

  • Vision system knowledge

  • Robot programming knowledge

  • Clear verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to evaluate project priorities and risk to plan accordingly to meet project budget and deliveries

About MiQ Partners

What makes one manufacturing company stand apart from the rest is not always what you see on the plant floor, it’s the people behind the systems and processes in action. At MiQ, we seek out the best talent in engineering, operations, project management, and build multi-disciplinary teams that collaborate to invent smarter, better ways to solve customers’ problems and enable them to meet their goals. And then some.

MiQ's roots and heritage covers more than 70 years of innovating solutions for complex challenges. Our current company was born when TSS Technologies and RN3D merged in 2018 to provide a seamless, full service operation for clients across verticals, needing best in class automation services and innovative design and manufacturing solutions to get to market faster, and at lower unit and overall costs. Our ability to accurately and quickly deliver on client expectations for design, problem solving, timelines and product quality is the foundation of our long-term relationships.

Our engineers, project managers, technicians and plant managers bring years of successful outcomes to all aspects of automation, build to print, and machining, automation, robotics, machine vision, precision part handling, assembly, testing, inspection, and more.

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