We want you! Pioneer Industrial Systems is a rapidly growing custom design and build, robotic, automation company in Northwest Ohio. In 2022 our company grew by 66% and we are continuing to expand. Due to this unprecedented expansion, we are seeking qualified, driven individuals to join our Pioneer family. In addition to overall company growth, we were awarded the 2022 FANUC Innovator of the Year Award for taking a FANUC robot from the factory to the highway to provide a safer and more efficient means of crack sealing.
Pioneer is seeking a motivated senior controls engineer that has 5-10 years of experience designing PLC, robot, and HMI programs for industrial automation systems. Up to 25% travel is required for service calls, start-up, as well as commissioning of automated equipment at customer facilities.
*** Possible sign-on bonus and relocation package may be included depending on skill set and experience ***
If you are seeking a challenging but rewarding career in a growing industry with training and development opportunities, apply today, and let’s start the conversation!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Conceptualize and design machine controls including writing PLC, robot, and HMI programs from scratch. Integrating with other components such as vision systems, drives, recipe management systems, Level 2 database systems, etc
Perform safety risk analysis and safety circuit integration, solutions range from hard-wired safety circuits to Guard Logix Safety PLCs
Integrate, setup, and configure vision systems to perform part recognition, part position, robot guidance, and quality inspections (prevalent vision systems used are FANUC 2D and 3D iR Vision, Keyence, and Cognex)
Design and setup Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet networks for communication to internal cell components, as well as external databases and level 2 plant systems
Experience configuring and programming Allen Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLCs (Siemens and Beckhoff programming experience a plus)
FANUC robot experience is a plus
Ability to read electrical schematics
Interface with customers to understand their needs and provide assistance in solving customer issues (both remotely and onsite)
Produce documentation on the operation of the automated equipment
Start-up equipment on-site at the customer facility, provide training, and service support
Minimum 5 years of experience and Associate Degree required; preferably related to automation, robotics, or manufacturing
Experience with FANUC robots and controllers and/or
Experience with PLC programming (Allen Bradley/Rockwell Logix, and/or Siemens)
A solid understanding of electrical and mechanical systems as they pertain to automated machinery
Possess organizational skills, maintain a neat and organized work environment, track project timing, and cost to project plan
Must be willing to work flexible hours and overtime on an as-needed basis
Group health insurance
Company-paid life insurance
Supplemental dental and vision
Supplemental disability insurance
Paid vacation and holidays
Paid time off
401(k) plan with partial company match
Bonus paid for travel
Paid training opportunities
Ability to Work from Either Location:
Design & Build facility located in Pioneer, OH
Engineering Office located in Holland, OH
Pioneer Industrial Systems designs and builds turnkey robotic systems, which provide our customers with less headaches and higher profits. Our vision is developing people to grow our company, which will proudly provide for generations. We are a family-owned business with an excellent team and a strong focus on our company culture. Using the EOS process, we have a clear plan for strategic growth as well as a firm definition of our company culture. We hire, discipline, reward, and fire around our core values:
Our Core Values - Behaviors that Define Who We Are
Acts morally, is honest, and does what is right
Challenges the status quo with creative thinking and the ability to simplify
Positive can-do attitude, realistic, and open to ideas while avoiding gossip
Efficiently works to achieve both individual and organizational goals
Respectfully sharing ideas and working together to win
Takes personal ownership of actions and responsibilities
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What's it like working with Pioneer?
Pioneer Industrial Systems provides us an employee-friendly work environment. They provide a great platform for career growth where talent and hard work are recognized and appreciated. The 18+ years, I have been with the company are the most rewarding and best learning years of my career. It is very motivating to join a company that truly cares about its employees and I thoroughly enjoy working here. If you want to work in a great environment, – this is the place. I look forward to being a part of this organization for a long time to come.
I have been with Pioneer Industrial Systems for 9+ years. I have been able to grow my knowledge in Fanuc robotics with continuous training and support from the Pioneer team. Cant wait to see what future projects will be completed in the future.
Mark Moreland, Robot Programmer
I've been with Pioneer Industrial for over 20 years now. I love the family atmosphere and how everyone is willing to pitch in and work together to get the job done.