Automated Controls Engineer

Overton Industries – Tube Forming Systems designs custom tooling, machinery, and automation systems for some of the world’s largest companies. Some of our customers’ end products make exhaust systems, desalinate water in 3rd world countries, and power missions into space. Our automation services include machine design, systems integration, machining and fabrication, product and process development, as well as vision and robotics integration.



As an Automation Controls Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and implementing automation systems to enhance our manufacturing processes. The successful candidate will have a strong background in control systems, PLC programming, and HMI development. Skills related to robotics, machine vision, safety components, as well as integrated inspection systems will be highly beneficial. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on challenging projects and contribute to the advancement of our automation capabilities.




  • Develop electrical design, schematics and drawings in AutoCAD
  • Interpret mechanical design drawings for electrical requirements
  • Research supplier products for assembly components
  • Help establish new and maintain existing standards
  • Develop electrical bill of materials
  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
  • Check quality of assemblers/technicians work and assist during assembly
  • Work with Sales Engineers to provide input with quote preparation as required


  • Design and develop software applications based on specifications or new concepts
  • Understand client requirements for HMI/communication interface, networking and create specifications based on these requirements
  • Review, modify and redesign legacy code (in-house and in the field)
  • Troubleshoot issues with existing company installed systems
  • Write user manuals to communicate functionality of company developed programs
  • Technical writing including Software Documentation: Test Plan, Operating Manual with Troubleshooting Guide, Spare Parts List with Vendor Parts
  • Requirement Reviews – Participate in reviews and work with Mechanical Engineering to ensure proper implementation of features


  • Comply with the company safety procedures. Live the company culture of integrity, teamwork, self-discipline and professional competence
  • Provide timely and detailed status updates, as required
  • Quality – Ensure standards are maintained in a process driven environment
  • Able/willing to travel and work at customer sites
  • Available/willing to work overtime to meet project commitments, as required
  • Involved in the Recruitment/Training/Orientation/ of new employees
Experience/Education Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in engineering or related discipline (BSEE degree preferred)
  • 6+ years of experience in the automation industry
  • Proficient in Design/Drafting Tools in AutoCAD or SolidWorks
  • Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) (e.g. Allen-Bradley, Omron)
  • Configuring and designing HMI systems (e.g. Allen-Bradley)
  • Familiar with Industry Standards UL and CE
  • Familiar with various Motion Controllers/Actuators
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues
  • Desired – experience with Vision System programming (e.g. Cognex, Keyence)
  • Desired – experience with Robot programming (e.g. ABB, Fanuc)
Overton Industries offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package with competitive pay and bonus opportunities. With flexible work environment and opportunities for learning and career development, our engineers are involved in all phases of delivering a quality solution to our customers.
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(K) Matching Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • PTO & Holidays

Job Type: Full-Time

Compensation: Starting at $38/hr depending on experience

Ability to commute/relocate: Franklin, IN 46131 – Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work is required.

Overton Industries is an equal opportunity employer.