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Controls Engineer Manufacturing

Bluegrass Tool and Industrial
Lexington, KY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Summary: Controls Engineer to work in a customer-oriented team environment, focusing on delivering high quality custom solutions to exceed customer expectations. As a machine builder and integration house, Bluegrass Tool and Industrial has exposurer in nearly every industry. As a family-owned company, BTI takes pride in our dedication to one another and our customers while promoting a balanced work culture.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Work within fast paced cross functional teams to conceptualize, develop and deploy solutions within general industry and automotive settings.

· Candidate must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and organized.

· Strong communicator to report project status in weekly team setting and individually upon request. Create and maintain project timelines through PM Software.

· Support team with process/ scope reviews to produce budgetary solutions and requirements.

· Capable of producing electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical for panel layouts and wiring schematics.

· Capable of program development of PLCs, HMIs and other automation components.

· Capable of hands-on execution of each project segment: Panel Fabrication and Wiring, Programming, Integration and Commissioning.

· Capable of troubleshooting and modification of existing automation equipment.

· May supervise one or more team members throughout project process.

· Willing and Able to travel and work from customer locations as needed. (10%-20%)

Job Requirements:

Mechanical: Must be able to assemble control panels and assist with the assembly and installation of equipment.

Electrical: Must be able to physically wire and label control circuits. Install, test and debug high and low voltage control components. High level of confidence with PLC programming, HMI development – capable of developing from scratch as well as modifying existing. Experience with multi-system languages is preferred. High level of confidence with all forms of motion control including but not limited to Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electrical (servo) motion.


Positive attitude, team player, ability to collaborate with others as well as work independently.

Ability to create, modify and produce Electrical Design, Panel Layouts, BOMS and spare parts lists.

Ability to create, modify and produce Pneumatic/Hydraulic schematics is a plus.

Working knowledge of mechanical design and principles to which implement controls processes.

PLC, HMI programming. Multi-lingual is preferred.

Hands-On mechanical/electrical ability

Proficient Communication Skills.

Problem Solving/Analysis, Resourceful, Professional, and Self-Initiative

Preferred to Have:


Vision System

Machine Safety Systems

Manufacturing principles

Poka-Yoke process controls

Education and/or Experience:

Controls Engineer I & II

3+ year direct controls experience

1-3 years in manufacturing or automotive setting


Company Description
Bluegrass Tool and Industrial, founded in 2012, is a fast paced, high growth industrial supply company headquartered out of Lexington, KY. Founded as a ‘Single Source Supplier’ centered around turnkey engineering solutions catering to industrial, manufacturing, and commercial environments. Our core competencies are in overhead material handling, manufacturing machines and assembly equipment, automation controls, machine safety/ guarding, structural platforms and peripheral components. Although fast paced, being locally owned, work life and family values remain a priority to developing a long-term career culture.

Bluegrass Tool and Industrial



Lexington, KY