Controls Engineer

Country/Region:  US
State:  CO
City:  Fort Collins
Category:  Engineering


Wolf Robotics, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. 

Req. ID: 21890 


Lincoln Electric Automation – The Company

Lincoln Electric Company, has been the industry leader for over 30 years in the robotic automation of welding, cutting, material removal, grinding, and press brake operations.  We have provided industry solutions to the fabricators of construction, agricultural, mining, off-road, energy, and transportation equipment.  Through the expertise of our personnel we develop numerous specialty products that increase productivity and maintain quality. The innovative designs and solutions we create are produced to meet or exceed our customer expectations.


Position Summary: 

Execute the Controls Engineering design, documentation & support functions for the increasing number of robotic projects.


Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Lead Controls Engineer for multiple customer projects simultaneously 
  • Responsible for all aspects of Controls Engineering on your projects including design, documentation and support of the assembly and installation team
  • Measured based on:
    • On Time Performance
    • On Budget Performance
    • Quality of work
  • Responsible for overall robotic cell safety
  • Have the ability and desire to learn to produce electrical designs for automation equipment including: PLC hardware / software selection & programming, motion control hardware / software selection & programming, schematic diagrams, pneumatic / hydraulic hardware selection and schematic diagrams, control system drawings, wiring techniques and basic electrical troubleshooting procedures
  • Use an innovative, creative design approach with a goal of minimizing total cost
  • Standardize controls designs and reduce the number of components used
  • Customer satisfaction; strive to receive an “A Grade” from the customer on all projects
  • Excellent teamwork with the project team ; value the input from all members while meeting your on-time, on-budget and quality commitments


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • Desire to learn to design industrial machine control systems including safety systems utilizing 2-D CAD, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
  • Electrical circuit design and analysis experience
  • Ability to proficiently read and interpret electrical prints
  • Deep experience in writing, de-bug, and commissioning PLC logic and HMI code 
  • Ability to develop and document procedures 
  • Excellent electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency at ladder logic programming


Qualifications Desired:

  • One year experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Allen Bradley Compact Logic experience
  • Closed loop Servo experience (Yaskawa)
  • ABB Robotic control system knowledge
  • FANUC Robotic control system knowledge
  • FANUC PMC programming experience
  • Familiarity with Robotic automation safety
  • Familiarity with electrical standards (ANSII, NFPA, ISO)
  • Laser Safety Officer


Behavioral Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment
  • Resourceful with strong problem solving
  • Ability to solve difficult customer problems


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and sit. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and see and distinguish colors on electrical components. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. There is extensive use of a computer, and at times work can be sedentary.
  • Work Environment: Normal office environment and work on the manufacturing floor. While performing the duties of the position, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme heat, and extreme cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Travel is minimal.


Wage Rate: $49,859.00 - $92,596.00


Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., (Wolf Robotics), a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. We are proud to offer our full time candidates a comprehensive benefit programs which include:


  • Health Insurance with HSA and FSA options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) with a Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Bonus

Participation in any of the benefit plans and programs made available to employees/candidates meeting eligibility requirements. Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plan or program at any time in accordance with applicable law.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
EOE, including disability/veterans

Country/Region:  US
State:  CO
City:  Fort Collins
Category:  Engineering

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing