Automation Engineer

Peckham Industries, Inc. (Brewster, NY)
US - Massachusetts - Westfield
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Salary: $73,000-$109,000
  • 27 days ago

Job Description

About Us:
Peckham Industries Inc. (PII) has been a family-run business since 1924 and we believe our “family by choice” ethos delivers value as the trusted supplier of construction materials, products, and services in the communities we serve. Through our extensive network of hot mix asphalt and ready-mix concrete plants, quarries, and liquid asphalt terminals, PII delivers the highest quality materials and custom solutions to thousands of road construction and road maintenance customers. In addition, the company’s construction operations include paving and road reclamation services, as well as precast/prestressed concrete production and erection of multi-level parking structures, specialty buildings, and bridge components.
Become part of our mission by realizing your purpose, serving our community interests, and delivering growth for our customers. Peckham Industries educates, innovates, and applies technology in a way that is safe, sustainable, inclusive, and profitable.

Job Summary:
We are seeking a skilled PLC Programmer to join our automation and control engineering team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the development, implementation, and maintenance of PLC and HMI systems to enhance the functionality of our industrial processes. This position requires an individual who is competent in designing, coding, simulating, and testing automated machinery and associated HMI designs within a variety of settings.

Essential Functions:
1.        Determined. Develop, program, and troubleshoot PLC systems using a variety of programming languages such as Ladder Logic, Structured Text, or Function Block.
2.        Design, develop, and maintain Human-Machine Interface (HMI) systems in coordination with PLC systems.
3.        Communicate. Work with automation engineers to design and implement control systems.
4.        Debug and troubleshoot PLC and HMI software to ensure optimal system performance.
5.        Ownership and caring. Maintain and modify existing systems and provide post-go-live support.
6.        Interpret and understand control system and HMI plans and specifications.
7.        Ensure all automated systems are in compliance with industry safety standards.
8.        Innovation. Coordinate with other team members and departments on project development.
9.        Document and maintain PLC and HMI program revisions and updates.
10.        Train and guide technical personnel and operators on system use and troubleshooting.


Requirements, Education and Experience:
1.        Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation, or a related field; preferred
2.        A minimum of four years of experience as a PLC Programmer, preferably in an industrial setting.
3.        Proficient with PLC programming tools such as Schneider Electric, Allen-Bradley, Siemens, or Mitsubishi.
4.        Experience with HMI design and development tools.
5.        Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
6.        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
7.        Ability to work in a team and coordinate with various departments.
8.        Understanding of industrial processes, machinery and control systems.
9.        Must have valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel to project locations, if necessary.
10.        Compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations.
11.        Authorized to work in the U.S.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Position may require up to 25% travel by personal vehicle to offices throughout the state of New York, and New England based on the needs of the business.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers. This is mostly sedentary, outside of travel, in an office space. The ability to sit at a desk, frequently walking, bending, or standing, as necessary, are required.

At Peckham, you will experience our values wherever you work: corporate offices, plants, quarries, or paving operations. We share a common set of values - safety, integrity, dedication, and efficiency which are embedded in how we show up every day. Ours is a culture where we protect family and friends, our word is our bond, we are committed to serve and results matter. Our values are the foundation of our growth, and we believe will pave the way for future success.

Contact Details

Name: Jennifer Hess
Ph: 9147302428
Email: [email protected]

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