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Bluffton, OH or Grove City, OH | Updated on November 15, 2023

Controls System Engineer

About the Role

Wessler Engineering is currently seeking to fill the position of Controls System Engineer II for our Bluffton, OH or Grove City, OH offices.  This position is a full-time position working as a part of our Instrumentation and Controls group.  This group specializes in the design and construction activities for all field instrumentation, SCADA controls, networking architecture, and programming services for our clients.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary Engineering team to provide Instrumentation support for Construction projects.
  • Assist in the development of Project Design documents, including:

    • Piping & Instrumentation Drawings
    • Controls One-Line Drawings
    • Control Panel Schematics and Layout Drawings
    • Instrumentation & Controls Design Specification Documents
  • Design and Implement PLC, HMI & SCADA software for New Construction and Equipment Migration Projects.
  • Assisting in planning and executing Integration Testing, Factory Acceptance Testing, Site Acceptance Testing, and Commissioning.
  • Conduct Construction Administration and Construction Contract Management duties, including, but not limited to, the planning and execution of the following:

    • Control Panel Witness Testing
    • Factory Acceptance Testing
    • Site Acceptance Testing
    • Integration Testing
    • Contract and Specification Management
    • As-Built Documentation
    • System/Owner Production and Maintenance Training

Skills needed include:

  • Excellent communication skills.  This position will require the candidate to communicate among the team frequently and effectively.
  • Basic comprehension of Process Control Systems including knowledge of Instrumentation Systems in process plants from both a hardware and configuration aspect.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Effective and consistent documentation skills are required for this position.
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge with PLC and HMI programming is required. (Allen Bradley PLC experience is preferred.)

Qualifications include:

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in some of the following SCADA software platforms preferred:

    • VT SCADA
    • Inductive Automation Ignition
    • Rockwell FactoryTalk View ME, SE
  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in Allen Bradley RSLogix/Studio 5000 software required.
  • Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Computer or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel up to 20%

The following qualifications are a plus but not required for the position:

  • Knowledge of process instrumentation used in water and wastewater treatment.
  • Computer networking and security experience.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical design software

This position is based out of our Bluffton, OH or Grove City, OH offices, but may require travel to other offices from time to time.

Wessler offers a flexible schedule and summer hours May through September where the office closes at noon on Fridays.

This position is offered at a competitive hourly rate, with overtime pay of 1.5x the candidates hourly pay for every hour worked over 40 hours in one work week.

About Wessler

Wessler Engineering, a company committed to providing quality services that exceed our client’s and our employee’s expectations, is looking for you. An employee owned business since its inception in 1975, Wessler Engineering offers a challenging and diverse employment opportunity in an excellent working environment.


Wessler Engineering offers a competitive wage, paid holidays, paid employee health and disability insurance, and 401(k) profit-sharing.

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