Pillar Innovations

  • Industrial Controls Engineer - Morgantown, WV

    Job Locations US-WV-Morgantown
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Pillar Innovations is now accepting applications along with resumes for a full-time Industrial Controls Engineer.  The Industrial Controls Engineer will provide turn-key automated solutions specializing in custom automation, robotics, tooling and testing equipment. This position will support systems and components within various industries that may include, but are not limited to: General Industry/Automotive, etc. This position is customer-driven and candidates must be flexible and willing to work extended hours.  This position will require travel to customer sites with some over-night/out-of-town stay. 

    The Industrial Controls Engineer will be based out of the Pillar Innovations’ office, located in Morgantown, WV.

    Pillar Innovations, LLC is a service company that takes pride in being on the cutting edge of technology. Pillar Innovations offers a diverse product portfolio to fulfill the needs of the energy, mining, environmental, manufacturing, and food & drug sectors. Additionally, it provides services ranging from custom software packages to vision systems and wireless communications. Regardless of the need, Pillar Innovations is there to provide the safety, communication, and automation systems that industrial customers need to succeed.


    Pillar Innovations is a rapidly-growing company that offers a fun and challenging work environment with a wealth of opportunities for professional growth.  Pillar Innovations offers competitive wages commensurate with experience, outstanding medical, dental and vision benefits, short-term and long- term disability, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and paid time off.


    • Develop electrical and controls system design solutions based on engineering principles and involvement in presentation of the solution to customer.
    • Provide technical support to customers
    • Resolve operational problems related to projects and minimize delays or unexpected cost increases
    • Responsible for project success whether as a project leader or as part of a project team
    • Ensure all relevant safety objectives 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 BOMs (Bill of Materials)
    • Define equipment and parts from external suppliers
    • Conduct cost and time estimation
    • 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 manufacture, 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
    • Maintain accurate records and files according to quality standard
    • Commission customized products and systems onsite and at customer facilities
    • 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 with a valid driver’s license
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 3-4 years related job experience
    • Proficient with MS Office, AutoCAD Electrical
    • Strong working knowledge with Allen Bradley PLCs and RSLogix 5000,500
    • Working experience and knowledge with Omron, Mitsubishi PLCs
    • 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 and highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment
    • Ability to balance multiple projects
    • Travel as required (up to 40% at times) to support projects – not typical to be out of town for more than 1-2 weeks at a time
    • Able to work a flexible schedule and adjust to changing business needs to include possible work involving emergency call-out, extended hours and some out-of-town and overnight work


    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

    • Walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb ladders and stairs; crawl; kneel
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.
    • Must be safety and customer-focused, without exception


    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment
    2. This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.

    AAP/EEO Statement 
    Pillar Innovations is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.


    ADA Statement

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Other Duties
    This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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