Senior Controls Engineer – Advance Storage Automation

Location: Salt Lake City, UT


Designs control systems and power distribution systems for industrial material handling solutions. Includes development of specifications, device layout drawings, control and power schematics, PLC/HMI design, and implementing solutions that deliver exceptional customer value. Works closely with the overall project team to design systems that exceed the project requirements. Uses creativity and innovation to tailor standard product offerings to meet customer needs. Leads project work and provide direction to less-senior team members.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Controls Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years experience in engineering design and project execution, preferably in the material handling industry
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley controls/controllers, drives, and HMIs
  • Experience with Safety control devices ( light curtains, safety scanners, muting, etc.)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and SharePoint
  • Ability to handle multiple project assignments and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced results-oriented environment
  • Ability to interface effectively with internal and external customers, vendors, consulting engineers, architects, and installers
  • Ability to lead work teams and projects effectively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to learn new technology

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Performs diverse, specialized and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility
  • Designs new control systems and power distribution systems for industrial material handling systems and proposes modifications to existing equipment; customizes standard designs based on customer specifications and scope documents
  • Reviews customer specifications and scope documentation for quotation and clarification
  • Designs system layouts, schematics, and control devices
  • Ability to optimize design and implement knowledge of control system architecture including hardware, software, instrumentation and networking equipment
  • Proficient ability to understand control philosophy and write functional requirement specifications based on expected functionality including description of safety standards, interlocks and alarms
  • Maintains progress schedules that meet project milestones
  • Prepares schematics and specifications for control panel fabrication
  • Provides documentation and support for field wiring / contractors
  • Proficient experience in implementing control methodology in PLC & HMI platforms with a high level of understanding of various programming languages
  • Works closely with the Software Engineering team to integrate control solutions
  • Demonstrates leadership in loop checking, startup, troubleshooting and commissioning support in an industrial environment.
  • Leads and directs project work and less-senior team members
  • Performs process checks and reviews the output by other team members
  • Requires travel, including some extended time possibilities over weekends and holidays. Travel is variable ranging from 25% to 75% during project execution and start-up, with an overall average of approximately 40%.

Critical Competencies:

  • Demonstrates a proactive commitment to safety by taking the time to understand risks and completing all required safety training
  • Complies with safety requirements by following all safety procedures and by reporting/documenting safety incidences and near misses
  • Demonstrates personal accountability to learning and development as well as assisting with development of new employees and peers
  • Willingly accepts coaching and mentoring from more experienced resources and provides the same when working with entry level resources
  • Promotes teamwork by participating as a team player while also demonstrating effective communication skills with the team, management and the customer
  • Proactively works to build good relationships with peers, leaders and customers while also demonstrating the ability to meet customer expectations
  • Seeks out new responsibilities and stretch opportunities while demonstrating creativity in identifying better means of accomplishing a job
  • Displays leadership abilities including honesty, integrity and professionalism across all aspects of the business
  • Demonstrates a willing, can-do attitude by actively participating in teams
  • Exhibits proficiency and personal accountability for project performance and meeting customer needs
  • Demonstrates a business acumen that allows for effective utilization of tools and standards to ensure project deliverables are met

Who We Are

Advance Storage Products is the country’s leading manufacturer of pushback systems, producing over 50% of systems sold in the US!  We started in the material handling industry in 1958 and our LoPro system is the recognized “gold” standard.  Our products are used in major installations for many Fortune 500 companies and our tradition of innovation continues as we provide cost effective solutions for all types of racking and pushback projects anywhere in the country as well as internationally.

Our Mission is to provide our customers with the finest quality racking solutions, products and services by being proactive, adaptable and exceeding expectations with every project.

At Advance Storage Products, the health and safety of our employees is a top priority.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have implemented a number of safety precautions at all of our locations to protect our employees.  These precautions include but are not limited to, mandatory face coverings, daily COVID-19 screenings, including temperature screenings, social distancing requirements, and proper hygiene protocols.  In addition, we provide all of our employees with regular COVID-19 updates and education.

Advance Storage Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Advance Storage Products does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs.



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