Controls Specialist I

Controls Specialist I

Company objectives

X|Automation provides industrial and business automation to many different industries. We strive to assist our clients in becoming as efficient as possible.

We are looking for talent that believes mental health is just as important as capital compensation. We want to foster genuine, healthy, and respectful working relationships with our fellow team members, customers, and vendors. Actually enjoy working on projects and achieving goals.

Further, we’re a young small company. We are flexible when it comes to bringing on team members. We are open to freelancers, employees, or even folks who want to earn a piece of the company with a little sweat equity. We leverage technology to help us be flexible for the right people.

If you appreciate challenging projects, quality teammates, and a long term career – submit your resume. 

Employee Responsibilities

Control Specialist I is our entry level Control Specialist. In this position the main goal is to develop you into producing our level of product offerings. You will be performing the some of the abbreviated list of responsibilities:


  • Program and Support
    • PLC & HMI
      • Rockwell Automation
      • GE
      • Siemens
      • Opto22
      • PLC and non-PLC based BMS
  • DCS
    • DeltaV
    • Rockwell Automation
    • Siemens
    • Wonderware/AVEVA
    • Ignition


  • Design and develop simple networks for:
    • TCP/IP
      • WAN and LAN
      • Layers 1, 2, and 3 switching and routing
    • Ethernet/IP
    • Modbus TCP
    • Modbus RTU
  • Scan networks and identify nodes and potential issues
    • Wire shark
    • SNOOP


  • MQTT
  • Database design
  • AZURE and AWS IIoT

Electrical Design

  • Design and support
    • Control panel
    • Electrical one-line (480v and below)
    • Electrical wiring layouts and specification (To include C1D1, SIL 2)

End Device

  • Specify, Design, and Support
    • Motors
    • Valves
    • Transmitters

Custom Software development

  • VBA
  • Python
  • C#
  • Javascript
  • .NET


  • High school degree or equivalency certificate
  • 2 year automation technology degree or 4 year degree in electrical engineering
  • In absence of a higher education degree – a minimum of 5 years of direct experience and may be subject to extensive testing and training upon hiring.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in electrical design creating schematics for customized automation controls or HMI/PLC programming language experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Hold valid driver’s license and have ability to drive to remote locations
  • Pass safety and physical requirements of project sites
Job Category: Commissioning Controls Controls Specialist DCS HMI PLC Process Controls SCADA
Job Type: Freelance Full Time Part Time

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