Controls Engineer


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop PLC and HMI programs for industrial equipment and machinery using Allen Bradley and DirectLogic PLCs.
  • Maintain PLC based control systems for manufacturing automation and instrumentation.
  • Produce electrical cabinet layout drawings and specify electrical components for industrial equipment.
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues related to production equipment and factory power systems.
  • Lead projects and oversee the work of plant electricians.
  • Work with others in the engineering department to provide innovative and safe control strategies for automated production equipment.
  • Document work thoroughly by creating detailed electrical schematics and user interface documents for equipment and PLC programs.
  • Support the company’s quality improvement efforts by adhering to ISO standards and participating in continuous improvement activities.


This work environment has the potential to expose an employee to hazardous conditions. Consequently, Nosler, Inc. has implemented a drug testing policy that will help ensure that all employees will be safe operators and that the work environment is equally safe. Our policy is simple: zero tolerance for drug use. This means that a positive test for illegal drugs or alcohol while working will result in immediate termination.


Professionalism - Stays focused on assigned tasks; Completes tasks and prioritizes projects based upon management guidance and professional experience; seeks management guidance when appropriate.

Attitude - Ability to maintain a generally positive attitude in the face of periodic adversity.

Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Capable of solving problems independently; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Technical Skills – Demonstrates professional competence; willingly shares knowledge with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; Effectively communicates constructive disagreement.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Effectively employs skills and experience to accomplish team goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) is required. Minimum 8-10 years of experience required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a demonstrable working knowledge of programmable logic controllers and ladder logic programming languages. Must be able to use Microsoft Project; Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. The ability to effectively utilize a standard keyboard and mouse in working with the programs is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 regularly required to sit, talk, hear and enter data using a keyboard and mouse. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this 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 exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employees are exposed to various substances used in the manufacturing of bullets. Appropriate PPE as specified in SDS sheets is provided.


Nosler, Inc. has a “Standard of Excellence” code. The company expects all its personnel to maintain a neat and clean appearance. As part of this commitment, we reserve the right to expect all male personnel to follow the company guidelines regarding hair length, which is not to exceed below the collar. Pony tails or longer hair are not allowed. Mustaches and beards are allowed but must be kept neatly trimmed.

For consideration, please Apply Online or stop by Nosler Headquarters in Bend, Oregon