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Senior Project Engineer, Automation Controls (PLC)

at Accent Controls, Inc.

Posted: 10/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 688586
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

  • 10-Oct-2020 to 16-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • Engineering
  • North Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Negotiable; based on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

ACI is an innovative industrial automation systems integrator that provides high-performance and custom-built solutions. Privately owned since 1994, ACI has a solid, reliable client-base which includes both coast-to-coast and global projects. ACI is considered by industry standards as a preferred vendor systems integrator that prides itself on delivering quality-driven services.

By providing forward-thinking automation controls solutions and principled management techniques, we ensure that our clients and partners achieve their goals through best practices within project constraints, while meeting or beating the expectation.

This exceptional combination, along with our company's diverse and dedicated team of professionals makes for an exciting and rewarding employment opportunity.

We are seeking innovative, self-motivated Senior Project Engineers with an attention for detail, solid communication skills and a willingness to travel. If you are customer-oriented and seeking an opportunity for career growth, you should apply to join our team!

Senior Project Engineers at ACI are involved in all aspects of the engineering process from conceptual design, development, testing and deployment. They have opportunities to drive engineering decisions and execute those decisions to directly affect the success of projects.

Position Description

Responsible for all aspects of an assigned project, and responsible for all interaction with the customer; maintaining schedules, meeting all design criteria, and assigning duties to other engineers as needed to complete the project. Duties include: electrical drawings design; schematic design; bill of material development; PLC programming; HMI programming; network configuration; schematic quality control; control panel quality control; On-Site startup support; safety placarding design; Complete Management of Projects; Controlling Project Budgets; Coordinating Duties with Engineers. Responsible for handling project budgets; identifying scope of work and communicate to the Sales & Estimating department when changes are required to the purchase order.  Must be able to communicate what parts, labor, engineering are necessary to perform the additional work.  This position is responsible for leading the on-site startup or assigning an Engineering Field Manager to perform this startup.  This position works closely with all levels of engineering to ensure the desired results are met and attending scheduling meetings as assigned by management.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical Drawings Mark-ups
  • Schematic Design
  • Bill Of Material Development
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI Programming
  • Network Configuration
  • Schematic Quality Control
  • Control Panel Quality Control
  • On-Site Startup Support
  • Safety Placarding Design


  • As a condition of employment, candidates must have acceptable background check results and pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • This position may be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing on an unannounced basis.


Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent. Two (2) years experience in electrical engineering in controls. Travel to client sites is required throughout the United States at various unanticipated worksites.

Related Industries: Implement Manufactures (John Deere, Case-Holland); Tire Handling Systems (Firestone, Michelin, Goodyear); Automotive Conveyor Systems (GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota); Power Plant Systems; Wastewater Treatment Plants; Sorting Systems; Batching Systems; and Pneumatic Conveying.

ACI maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment and random substance abuse testing and background verification checks. ACI is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should email to request accommodation. In addition to federal law requirements, ACI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. ACI participates in E-Verify.