PSI Engineering manufactures and integrates automated pack and sortation systems for high volume warehouse and distribution centers who serve the business to consumer (B2C) market, drastically improving throughput and accuracy while reducing labor costs. 

Controls Engineer

PSI is currently in need of a Controls Engineer to work on our Systems team. In this role, you will design and program pack lines from start to completion, including supervising the installation at the customer’s facility.

 This position will:

  • Develop functional requirements documentation and designs for PLC software and user interfaces.
  • PLC, HMI, and drive system programing, including ancillary hardware such as barcode scanners, scales, etc.
  • Work in conjunction with other company departments and the customer when completing designs. Other departments will include sales, software engineering, manufacturing, and field installation.
  • Provide timely updates to project management and supervisor for progress against scope, schedule and budget.
  • Travel to customer sites for engineering evaluations and inspections. Produce reports and recommendations based on these evaluations and inspections.
  • Assist in installation, testing, and de-bug of electrical components, machine startups, and commissioning.
  • Produce documentation for design basis based on project work scope.
  • Produce documentation for equipment operation, maintenance, vendor equipment, and training based on project requirements.


Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Robotics and/or equivalent experience and training
  • 3+ years designing and commissioning of automated material handling systems, including electrical design, PLC, HMI, drive and motion controls
  • Mainly proficient in Siemens and AB PLC programming
  • Experience with AC and DC drive systems, including Lenze and SEW
  • Experience with PLC control networks, such as Ethernet/IP, ControlNet, EtherCAT, Profibus, Profinet, and AS-i Bus
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical controls engineering principles, concepts, practices and codes (NEC, UL, CE and NFPA)
  • Ability to travel throughout North America to support project design, installations, sales efforts, and inspections
  • Ability to operate in a team environment and communicate clearly to the intended audience
  • Possess the knowledge and experience to recognize when problems surface or are looming, and proactively bring the correct people together to solve these problems

Software Application Knowledge:

  • Design/Drafting software – AutoCAD (ACAD) or AutoCAD Electrical (ACADE), EPLAN
  • Desk top software- Microsoft Word, Excel, Projects and Outlook
  • Beckhoff TwinCat programming software packages

Ideal Experience:

  • Experience with sortation systems, conveyor systems, overhead systems
  • Servo Motion controls


B.S. Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

PSI Engineering will provide the successful candidate with an above average compensation package and career opportunities.  PSI is committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA). Persons with disabilities are encouraged to come forward at any stage of the recruitment process to request accommodations, if needed. 

PSI is an equal opportunity employer and we would like to thank all applicants for their interest.  We will contact qualified candidates for an interview.



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