Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer 

Company Background:

Founded in 1968, Applied Energy Systems is the premier gas delivery equipment and service provider to the semiconductor, photovoltaics, R&D, and government industries.  As a growing manufacturing company serving thousands of customers domestically and worldwide, we form long standing relationships with our clients, providing them with the gas delivery equipment excellence they need to scale their businesses from the earliest stages of innovation to their emergence as global market leaders.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for developing control and automation solutions for various types of high and ultra-high purity automatic and semi-automatic gas delivery systems for innovative, cutting-edge technology applications. This includes engineering-to-order standard product offerings as well as designing custom controls solutions, including both hardware and software. The Controls Engineer will also be responsible for testing and providing troubleshooting support to our field service engineers, technicians, or end users.

Responsibilities Include:

  • PLC and HMI programming across a variety of platforms
  • Electrical schematic drawings
  • Help commission automatic and semi-automatic gas delivery systems
  • Develop and maintain proper documentation of all electrical/controls projects
  • Creative control over projects
  • Leading a project through to completion
  • Work closely with mechanical and chemical engineers and final assembly team to integrate controls into complete system manufacturing
  • Ensure that final products conform to functional specifications and customer requirements
  • Participate in weekly controls meetings
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Minimal business travel (< 10%)

Essential Skills:

  • Strong Sense of urgency and responsiveness
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a dedication to accuracy
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Enjoys working in a small business environment
  • A team leader who can take initiative
  • Self-motivated, creative, and proactive
  • Highly organized with an innate ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time and tasks effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in clear and concise manner

Required Experience:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering field
  • 1-3 years’ experience in PLC programming on Siemens or equivalent PLCs
  • 1-3 years’ experience in controls hardware design
  • 1-3 years’ experience in HMI or SCADA design
  • 1-3 years’ experience troubleshooting hardware in a factory setting
  • Proficiency in CAD working with electrical diagrams and drawings
  • MRP/ERP software experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Start-up and commissioning experience is a plus


  • Paid Time-Off- Personal, Sick, Vacation, Holidays
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Casual Work Environment
  • High-Energy, Hard-Working Engineering Team

If you are interested in this position, resumes and/or inquiries can be forwarded to