Controls Engineer

Cooksville, TN

Employment Type: Direct-Hire (Perm) Industry: manufacturing Job Number: TSJN00006

Controls Warrior that likes to travel and also work from home!


Our client provide complete turn-key automated solutions specializing in custom automation, robotics, tooling and testing equipment.

Just East of Nashville, TN we are a rapidly growing firm offering an exciting work environment with constantly changing and growing challenges. We are seeking a creative and driven controls engineer to join our team. 


  • Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on engineering principles and involvement in presentation of the solution to customer.
  • Provide technical support to external and internal customers.
  • Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases.
  • Responsible for project success whether project leader or as part of a project team.
  • Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed for all work completed.
  • Support sales team in pre-sales technical concept and budgeting activities.
  • Interpret client requirements, identify and address design parameters and engineering problems and ensure solutions are implemented accurately and within budget.


  • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, and motor controls.
  • Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements.
  • Create accurate Bill of Materials.
  • Define equipment and parts from external suppliers.
  • Conduct cost and time estimation. Project Execution:
  • Oversee project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure timely delivery of projects, expected quality, and allotted budget.
  • Electrical, software design of customized solutions including manufacturing automation and safety systems. Able to maintain project scope and identify project creep.
  • Support the design, build and validation of systems which include pneumatics, servos, vfd’s, relays, communication networks, touchscreens, pushbuttons and robotic integration.
  • Create customer documentation such as user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.
  • Ability to architect programs that are simple to test, well documented and versatile.
  • Project Completion:
    • Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard.
    • Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities. Servicing
    • Modifies systems upon customer’s request and documents the amendments accordingly.
    • Provide high quality pre-sales, design-in and post-sales technical support to customer.
    • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or similar related degree).
  • 3-5 years related job experience.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, Indusoft, AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspection, and communications systems.
  • Efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals.

Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.

  • Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects.

Travel as required to support projects (>70% travel)

Work from home when not traveling.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and follow all Federal and State employment laws.


Scott Holmes
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Scott is a seasoned Technical Recruiter with over 15 years of engineering recruiting.  Scott has the background and experience to recruit for a variety of senior roles involving complex requirements

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