Sr. Controls Engineer

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Sr. Controls Engineer
Facilities & Maintenance
Post date
Jul 19, 2023
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Senior Controls Engineer

Full-time | Logistics | Location – Olathe, KS, 66062 


Senior Controls Engineer being responsible for setting up, developing, following up, programming, maintaining and restoring the complete automation process of the activities in the various TVH plants in order to guarantee optimal functioning of the organization. Detecting and analyzing needs, problems and/or defects related to automation, in order to optimize the existing systems.




  • Program and debug structure text, ladder logic, and SCL code on multiple PLC controller platforms (Siemens S7 or TIA portal required)

  • Architect, write, and debug PLC code with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable for similar applications

  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits

  • Contributes to cross-functional project teams supporting activities related to controls issues including, but not limited to, programming PLCs, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and troubleshooting electrical controls

  • Conduct verification tests to confirm machine performance and adherence to control design specifications

  • Maintains the upkeep of process control computers, software licensing agreements, and backup of software files to minimize the downtime of manufacturing equipment

  • Maintains documents (e.g., electrical schematics, panel layouts, PLC, operator display, operator interface, ) throughout equipment life cycle and documents any changes during that time

  • Supports engineering in the implementation of standards and specifications as it is related to controls systems

  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all Business Unit safety and environmental policies in the workplace

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned




  • 3+ years of experience in the design and commissioning of controls systems for industrial applications.

  • 2+ years of experience in Siemens (S7,Tia Portal, WinnCC) applications

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex testing of electrical systems.

  • HMI and SCADA programming experience.

  • Field bus networks, serial communication and Ethernet communication.

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics

  • Experience solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.



You’ll be part of a people-centric culture, where your well-being matters.  Our comprehensive package offers standard benefits such as medical, dental, and vision, plus unique benefits such as our onsite health clinic and our incredible dollar for dollar 401(k) match up to 6%. At our HQ, there’s an on-site preschool, restaurant and where you can get active or enjoy our regular team get-togethers.


TVH is a global business with a family atmosphere, where people are at the center. We value clarity, mutual respect, kindness and open communication. Our people are down-to-earth, easy to work and engage with. We welcome differences and celebrate new ideas.



TVH is a global one stop shop for spare parts and accessories for forklift trucks, industrial equipment, and agricultural machinery.Our 4600 colleagues are the strength, heart and soul of TVH. We are a dynamic team, where initiative and entrepreneurship are valued, and innovation takes center stage.


Ashley DePung

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