Electrical Engineer / Controls Specialist

Job Locations US-AR-Blytheville
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time
Engineering/ Design

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, is seeking a Electrical Engineer – Controls Specialist for our facility located in Blytheville, AR, Reporting to the VP of Engineering. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have industrial maintenance and troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing/light industrial setting.




  • Promote and enforce a safe, healthy work environment and work practices in accordance with ESA, MOL, and Company safety policies and procedures such as LOTO & Arc Flash.
  • Monitor plant systems, analyze performance, and initiate action for optimization to achieve Plant goals.
  • Perform cutom PLC & Drive programming for Allen Bradley, SAF, and Rexroth Components.
  • Diagnose and communicate root causes of electrical malfunctions and develop corrective actions.
  • Understand and troubleshoot machine network infrastructure and PLC systems.
  • Work with medium and low voltage (480-24 Volts) equipment, power distribution systems, instrumentation systems, and equipment controls.
  • Display a positive attitude towards your work and maintain professional, positive working relationships with others.
  • Work closely with Management and Operators on projects as needed.
  • Read, understand, and complete work orders and other paperwork related to your duties.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Train and mentor employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Must be able to work an off-shift (afternoon or night) as required by business needs.
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy.
  • Degree, Diploma, or documented training in an electrical field from accredited college, trade school or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years direct work experience in electrical maintenance in a manufacturing plant, including PLC, VFD’s, DC Drives, and induction heating units preferred.
  • Experience troubleshooting Allen Bradley programmable Logic Controllers and HMI devices preferred. Prior experience with ladder logic and editing is a plus.
  • Prior tube and/or heavy manufacturing experience preferred.



  • Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for several hours.
  • Ability to lift, climb, bend, stoop, push and pull.
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 10-12 hours.
  • Ability to perform work in a plant/manufacturing environment.
  • Other physical requirements as needed for the position.
  • Must be willing to travel to other Company locations as needed.
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance is an essential function of this role as well as travelling to other Plants as business needs require.

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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