Actalent Remote/Traveling Controls Tech in Cincinnati, Ohio

November 20, 2023

Job Description



The Controls Engineer assists in the design and development of PLC programs for material handling equipment. This position understands equipment, business and customer requirements that drive the design of the technical solutions and participates in all phases of product development lifecycle including the analysis, design, electrical designs, installation support, electrical installation debugging and support of other complimentary engineering staff associated with the electrical hardware engineering. The Controls Engineer resolves somewhat complex site requirement changes and support solutions to complete designed equipment installation.


  • Programs systems to support equipment operations

  • Interfaces with internal engineering/project management and customers to determine system requirements

  • Supports electrical installation via interfacing to electrical installers

  • Debugs electrical installation of controls and motor components of somewhat difficult complexicity


Controls Engineer, PLC Programming, Allen-Bradley, Material Handling Equipment, Conveyors, Automation, Studio 5000

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


  • 2+ years of experience programming PLCs to support material handling equipment (conveyors, sorters, automated storage and retrieval systems, order picking technologies, and print/apply and weighing systems) operations within a distribution center

  • Have a good understanding of equipment requirements, business and customer requirements that drive the deign of the technical solutions

  • Experience using Ladder Logic programming skills to develop PLC software for complex machines and systems via communications interface to external systems such as servers, scanners, scales, etc.

  • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs, Studio 5000 software, Controls Logics, LA Platform, HMI’s

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.

About Actalent

Actalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.


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