A Division of Pearson Packaging Systems

Controls Engineer

  • Posted: October 09, 2018
  • Location: Ashland, VA


In the Controls Engineer position, you will design and develop all aspects of electrical control systems for end-of-line packaging machinery. You may be responsible for the installation and technical support of servo and PLC-based hardware and software. Qualified candidates will be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures in the field of Electro-Mechanical equipment design and manufacture.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install and provide technical support of PLC-based hardware and software
  • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design, including robotic and machine safety standards and electrical design requirements
  • Troubleshoot problems occurring during development, assembly, testing, or commissioning of machinery
  • Support Sales, Project Management, Manufacturing and Assembly as required
  • Provide in-field and phone support for Service-related activities


  • Experience in programming Allen Bradley Logix PLCs and PanelView Plus HMIs
  • Demonstrated ability to program and troubleshoot FANUC robots
  • Ability and desire to train and guide team members through the Engineering processes
  • Experience in organizing and leading cross-functional teams in a professional manner
  • Ability to accept responsibility and accountability of new and varied assignments
  • Excellent technical, verbal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • 5 years programming PLC, HMI, and robotic integration
  • RIA and electrical code knowledge
  • Up to 25% travel required as needed to fulfill responsibilities


  • Base salary + performance-based incentives
  • Earning potential DOE
  • Top-tier benefit plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, EAP
  • 401K with matching contributions


Flexicell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.