Controls Engineer

Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time
Engineering/ Design
Work Location
On Site

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

Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries is searching for a Controls Engineer at our plant located in Chandler AZ. The Controls Engineer shall be well versed in the field of electrical theory and control systems. Wiring of machines and machining cells, debugging software, executing system shake downs/changes and making backups after testing are the major fields of application. 


This person should be able to work in teams, as well as independently, report and track status as well as understand the mechanics and functionality of machining systems mostly in the automotive industry. Must have experience of Siemens control systems, PLC’s and Servo controls, and a good understanding of how other systems are integrated and controlled from PLC. Experience with programming robots and vision systems is an asset and the willingness to go the extra mile are key skills for this exciting and challenging role. 


Mechatronics technician and or a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field of experience or equivalent work experience in the field required. Plus, extensive electrical control experience in a machine tool industry.  

Ideal candidate knows, understands and applies safe work practices, including lock-out / tag-out as well as safety practices relevant to the Electrical skill set  

  • PLC Operation/Troubleshooting  
  • Update PLC Programs using supplied software  
  • Edit PLC programs  
  • Instrumentation troubleshooting (including use of PLC)  
  • Complex systems understanding  
  • Adjust sensing devices  
  • Able to manage work requirements and prioritize task completion in breakdown situations  
  • Able to complete tasks involving the application of multiple skill sets  
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills including PLC and repair of production machinery  
  • Plan and scope wiring requirements  
  • Able to work in a self-directed fashion without significant supervisory support / direction.  
  • Working understanding of NEC and local code references, perform component sizing (wire, heaters, motors, starters, etc.) using code book  
  • Set-up, adjust production machinery  
  • Read / understand technical drawings, schematics, ladder logic  
  • Properly use basic hand tools and power tools  
  • Replace motors  
  • Replace breakers and starters  
  • Repair / replace switches, solenoids, photo eyes  
  • Replace fuses, and disable electrical power  
  • Machine and system lubricating  
  • Service plant facilities (air compressors, vacuum systems, blowers)  
  • Hydraulics systems service  

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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