1550 E Washington Ave. Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 558-3100 | info@aspenautomation.com


Currently Seeking

Controls Engineer 

We are currently searching for a Controls Engineer to design control systems for a variety of different industrial projects.  Projects vary in size and complexity and also between batch processes, continuous process or machines.  


  • Recommend and review instrument specifications for projects 
  • Identify problem areas for projects 
  • Networking and layout of controls hardware 
  • Hardware installation 
  • I/O list creation 
  • Sequence of Operations Development 
  • Review electrical drawings 
  • Programming and setup of PLC, HMI, and other software applications 
  • Allen Bradley, Siemens, Beckhoff 
  • Motion 
  • Vision 
  • Robotics – FANUC 
  • I/O checkout and commissioning of processes 
  • Process validation 
  • Maintain client relationships throughout projects to ensure successful project outcomes 
  • Research new technologies, controls system platforms, software, and system updates 
  • Investigates and solves automation problems 
  • Travels to client-sites for project and service calls 

Job Requirements: 

Experienced engineering professional with a reputation for producing excellent work and who is responsive to the needs of external and/or internal customers. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual who will deliver projects on time, per standards and within budget. Strong technical, problem solving, and communication skills are essential.

Other requirements for the Controls Engineer include: 

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, a related engineering field OR at minimum an Associate’s Degree in electronics/robotics.   
  • 2+ years of related experience in an environment requiring electrical power and control systems experience is essential. 
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and AutoCAD or Solidworks is required. 

We are a professional service firm that provides diversified engineering and management services on high profile projects. We offer the opportunity for work that is interesting, challenging, and rewarding. We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefit package.  

We seek employees who are committed to joining a growing and successful company that continues to deliver excellence in engineering and management services.