Electrical Controls Engineer

City:  Tacoma
State:  WA
Country/Region:  US

PABCO Roofing Products is adding to our Controls & Engineering team. Are you looking for the right opportunity to work and grow in a company that lives its Values? 

Are you skilled in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical problems on equipment? Do you enjoy collaborating with others who have maintenance expertise to find solutions to problems related to automated and manufacturing facility machinery?

Our family-owned company values how we treat our employees, and we believe that it's the people we work with that make the mission worth it.


This position is responsible for the development, installation, and maintenance of the plant’s basic to moderately complex electrical and electronic control systems.


Job description:

  • Design, commission, troubleshoot, and support industrial controls.
  • Work on and troubleshoot Rockwell RSLogix5000 PLC systems.
  • Work on and modify HMI’s using Rockwell FactoryTalk Studio.
  • Maintains detailed mapping of Ethernet networks including IP addresses, wiring switches, and cable patching.
  • Learn, create, and optimize company standards for electrical & controls systems
  • 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.
  • Performs advanced electrician duties including but not limited to: using a voltage meter to check high and low voltage reading on equipment, checking for open circuits for line voltage, troubleshooting frequency, drives for proper operation understanding all aspects of an electrical schematic and troubleshooting/replacing I/O modules in a PLC.
  • 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.


Local Wages:            DOE, non-exempt range from $45.00-$55.00

                                    With overtime opportunities.


Salary range: $93,000-115,000




PLC Systems and hardware:

  • Relay logic, wiring I/O in control systems.
  • Rockwell Ladder Logic programming, RSLogix5000 required.
  • HMI programming, FactoryTalk Studio required.
  • VFD commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • Wireless communications & programming various types of sensors & instrumentation.
  • Fundamental understanding of network routers, switches, IP addressing & subnetting.


Education & Experience:

  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, or an equivalent Industrial Engineering Technology degree.
  • Associate degree with 5+ years’ experience accepted.
  • Minimum 3 years working with PLC’s & HMI’s in a manufacturing environment.



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing Retirement
  • Opportunity for various discretionary bonuses
  • Vacation accrual starts at two weeks
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Double time at 50 hours worked or more for non-exempt employees


We practice equal opportunity employment and are a safety-sensitive, drug-free workplace.


*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.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma