Maskine Senior Automation Controls Engineer Tempe, AZ · Full time

Industrial automation consulting


We are seeking a Senior Automation Controls Engineer to join our team. You will be responsible, not only for the development of smart, intuitive automation solutions, but also for the development of strong relationships with the clients we serve – spanning industries, product offerings, platforms, opportunities and challenges.

With such a small company, you’ll hit the ground running – managing your own projects, growing Maskine’s portfolio, and helping build our small business from the ground up, all while stretching and flexing your automation knowledge set, solving problems and finding innovative, creative solutions to the challenges faced by our customers.


  • Architect, develop and test well-structured PLC programs for new and existing equipment using best practices and guidelines established by Maskine
  • Work with clients to determine controls system requirements and develop detailed functional specifications
  • Develop aesthetically pleasing, intuitive, logical HMIs and SCADA systems
  • Lead implementation and testing of new systems including troubleshooting of code, electrical and mechanical issues working side-by-side with clients
  • Develop working relationships with clients on your multitude of projects:
  • Maintain regular communication with clients on current projects, including regular status reports
  • Provide guidance to clients on automation solutions
  • Share knowledge with, offer mentorship, and provide support to entry-level coworkers
  • Travel to customer sites locally and nationally as needed


  • BS/MS Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 4+ years PLC programming experience with multiple hardware platforms
  • Beckhoff, Siemens and Allen-Bradley preferred
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to write code using an object oriented approach utilizing function blocks or AOIs
  • Must have experience architecting and writing code from scratch
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical and mechanical control systems
  • 4+ years HMI and SCADA programming with multiple hardware platforms required
  • Ignition, WinCC and TwinCAT HMI experience preferred
  • Experience with Python, SQL and .NET a plus
  • Aptitude for quickly determining novel solutions for complex problems using available resources
  • Self-starter with desire to stay on the cutting edge of automation technology from continuous development both through self-guided learning and available training courses
  • Proficient in all IEC 61131-3 programming languages, including significant demonstrated experience with structured text
  • Ability to work with customers to accurately define scope and estimate time required to complete projects
  • Experience with vision systems, motion applications, and process control a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States, Maskine is not able to provide visa sponsorship