Sr. Application Engineer

Engineering · Green Bay/Appleton, WI

Since 1948, Pilz, a family-owned company has been setting standards in automation and control, and is most known today in the area of safety. We manufacture a full range of automation and control products. Our services start with product training and end at turnkey solutions for the safe automation of industrial machinery.

The Senior Application Engineer reports directly to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for the development and design of programs for Pilz safety systems.

Duties and Responsibilities: (not limited to)

  • Design automated control systems
  • Work closely with Pilz customers to integrate Pilz controls equipment and systems to customer and industry operating standards
  • Write PLC and HMI programming code
  • Install and troubleshoot hardware and peripheral devices
  • Identify problems, develop and implement solutions
  • Assist with machine start-up and de-bug at customer site
  • Act as product specialist for the application of Pilz products
  • Understand standards and code compliance (i.e. NEC, NFPA, UL, FM, CE, CSA, etc.)
  • Manage multiple projects to design, budget, schedule, and standards

Travel required 40-50%


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering or similar program and at least six (6) years experience in control engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience - Six (6) years experience should be include hands-on PLC programming installation and service
  • Electrical control circuits experience
  • Understanding of basic electrical design and control principals
  • PLC development and testing software including Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Modicon, etc.
  • VFD and Servo Motor control experience
  • Hands-on troubleshooting machine control systems, machine start-up/de-bugging and sign-off
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Willingness to learn Pilz products and procedures
  • Self-motivated, well-organized and team oriented

Desired Qualifications:

  • Safety controllers experience (GuardLogix, Pilz, ProfiSafe)
  • Experience with Field Bus I/O
  • Understanding of basic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to move/lift Pilz test equipment which may weigh up to 30 pounds
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made where possible
  • Must be able to meet safety requirements of customers when on-site

What We Offer

If you have what it takes to be a Pilzler, we offer an exciting work environment, along with a competitive salary and benefits package which includes company paid:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short-/Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Section125/Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Opportunities for bonuses
  • and much, much more

About Pilz

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. is a leading, innovative automation technology company providing worldwide, customer-oriented solutions in the areas of safety for humans, machines and the environment.  We develop environmentally-friendly products using ecological materials and energy-saving technologies. We are a trusted provider of safety services to leading national and international industrial companies. By providing viable solutions to the most complex safety issues, we help companies apply best manufacturing practices to optimize the availability and productivity of their plants worldwide.

Pilz has a tradition as a family-run company stretching back over 70 years. More than 2,400 staff, each one of them an ambassador for safety, make sure that our customers and their staff can work safely and free from injury. As a member of the Pilz ‘family’, you will work closely with customers, instilling confidence through individual consultations for flexible safety solutions and reliable service.

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Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
7150 Commerce Boulevard
Canton, MI 48187

Telephone: +1 734 354-0272

Technical Support

Telephone: +1 877 745-9872