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Careers Machine Controls Programmer - Southern California

Machine Controls Programmer - Southern California

The incumbent will work in the Electrical Engineering Department assisting a team of programmers in the development of PLC and HMI applications for high-speed servo motion control packaging machinery. The position of Machine Controls Programmer includes the responsibility for programming, debugging, and support all aspects of software, and hardware utilized on automated motion controls systems for packaging machinery.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Programming or ten (10) years’ experience in a related field


  •  Minimum of three years’ experience programming industrial automated equipment
  • Must have a minimum of three years of experience working with, electrical controls systems, PLC’s and HMI programming
  • Motion control knowledge is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Understanding of industrial machine controls, electrical systems, PLC, and HMI programming with a working knowledge of multi-axis servo systems.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting engineering blueprints.
  • Critical thinker with the ability to troubleshoot and identify root cause and corrective action of machine issues.
  • Strong project planning and organizational skills
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills demonstrates a positive and can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional manufacturing organization, multi-task, and balance priorities
  • Creative, independent, detailed oriented, and hands-on with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Highly accountable to self and others, drives closure of tasks and completes quality work on time
  • Knowledge of current safety policies and machine directives like NFPA, OSHA regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Be familiar with standard communication protocols, (Ethernet IP, Sercos, Ethercat, and Powerlink) concepts, practices, and procedures related to the motion automation field
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications including WORD, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of multi-axis servo control motion systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of UL, NEC, CE, NFPA79, OSHA electrical standards codes, and general safety electrical practices as per NFPA79E.
  • Basic understanding of the concepts of 5S and Lean Manufacturing

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assist in development and support of PLC and HMI programs for packaging machinery.
  • Responsible for integration of specialized hardware and software into manufacturing systems to enhance automation and control with an emphasis on efficiency.
  • Develop, Load, setup and support software for automated control systems.
  • Prepare functional descriptions of process controls.
  • Assist customers and/or co-workers with electrical/programming issues.
  • May provide electrical engineering support both on and off-site.
  • May be tasked with field installation work which will require travel to the customer facilities.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to service technicians.
  • Aid engineering teams with machine and control development.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering design software and equipment required to perform engineering tasks.
  • Inspect completed installations and observe their operation to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  • Assist with specifications for purchase of electrical components.
  • Adheres to all company policies, safety rules and safe work practices on site, while traveling and at customer’s location.
  • Maintains a highly professional image while representing Winpak Corporation.
  • Up to 30% travel may be required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel: Limited travel required

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and equipment. The employee is required to both see and hear. The employee must be able to walk, sit and stand. The employee occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs., and occasionally kneels and bends.

Work Environment: The environment is both office and manufacturing. The manufacturing environment is subject to moderate changes in temperature, and the employee will be exposed to typical hazards of noise, flying debris, and overhead hazards requiring the use of proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

The position will interface with the Manufacturing, Engineering, Accounting, and Purchasing departments as necessary. This position will also require overtime as necessary. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

Human Resources Department Winpak Lane, Inc. 1365 N Ayala Drive Rialto CA, 92376, Email:

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.