Electrical Controls Engineer

City:  Tacoma
State:  WA
Country/Region:  US

We're hiring our next Electrical Controls Engineer! PABCO Roofing Products, a manufacturer of asphalt shingles, has an opportunity for a Controls Engineer in Tacoma, WA.  The right candidate enjoys solving problems with our current team members, thinking outside the box, and getting dirty! 


Essential Duties And Responsibilities:  may include some or all of the following:

  • Design, commission, troubleshoot, and support industrial controls & electrical infrastructures.
  • Learn, create, and optimize company standards for electrical & controls systems installs, procedures, safety, programming, & training.
  • Develop and maintain electrical documentation & drawings.
  • Work closely with engineering & production to optimize controls.
  • Oversee contractors during installation to ensure work is accomplished in a safe & timely manner.
  • Manage vendors to ensure deliveries meet deadlines and meet required specifications.
  • Effectively communicate the process concepts to internal and external clients.
  • Assist with or lead problem solving activities & discussions with production, management, and maintenance staff.
  • Research & identify new manufacturing technologies as they become available; Communicate new ideas to Management.
  • Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving, quality, safety, production, efficiencies, and costs.
  • Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Develop and implement innovative systems that optimize all phases of production process.
  • Ensure projects are completed on time & financial budgets are followed.




  • Control Panels.
  • Distribution systems.
  • Proficient in Electrical CAD.
  • Able to design Safety interlocked systems to current standards.
  • Able to calculate power and other electrical calculations for sizing of circuits, breakers, and wire.

PLC Systems and hardware:

  • Relay logic, wiring I/O in control systems.
  • Rockwell Ladder Logic programming, Logix5000 preferred.
  • HMI programming.
  • VFD commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • Wireless communications & programming various types of sensors & instrumentation.
  • Fundamental understanding of network routers, switches, IP addressing & subnetting.


Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, the requirements below are meant to provide a general understanding of what's needed to be considered for the position. A job description can be provided if essential functions are a concern.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; and
  • 5 year's plus experience in a manufacturing environment; or
  • equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Expert-level Electrical troubleshooting abilities.


Math Ability:

  •  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient or expert level at the following programs: Allen-Bradley, HMI programmable experience, Solidworks and CAD.


Local Wages: Range is $90,000 to $130,000 annually, plus bonus opportunity. Candidates are expected to be offered at the midpoint unless years of experience and education require movement to the higher end of the range.


PABCO Roofing Products is proud to offer the following benefits to employees who meet eligibility requirements:


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing Retirement
  • Opportunity for various discretionary bonuses
  • Vacation accrual of two weeks 
  • Sick time accrued in accordance with State law
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year


*Variables in stated pay may be attributed to education, experience, regional location, minimum wages, and internal promotions may include factors such as merit and seniority. We practice equal opportunity employment and are a safety sensitive, drug free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma