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Controls Supervisor, MI

Santanna Tool & Design is looking for an experienced, skilled and motivated individual to lead our highly talented PLC Software Design Team. The Controls Supervisor must be a hands-on leader that is used to working on highly complex PLC designs and integrations.



  • Lead our highly talented PLC Software Design Team.


A Bachelor of Science degree in Controls Engineering or similar. Non-degreed candidates will be considered base on their level of experience in engineering and management.

10 years’ experience in a lead or supervisory role working on large scale PLC software projects.

Experience working with highly complex and I/O intensive PLC work cell environments.

Familiar with PLC Safety protocols.

Experience using Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5000 series controllers. A background using Siemens PLC systems is a plus. 

Familiar with all types of machine interfaces, and industry standard communications and protocols. Knowledge of EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet is required.

Experience using PLC and HMI development tools including RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000 Logix Designer, and FactoryTalk View Studio.

Understanding of mechanical/electrical co-design in distributed I/O systems.

Familiarity with interfacing to and programming FANUC, ABB, and KUKA robots.

Good communication skills to interface with Customers, upper management, peer groups, and team members.

The ability to manage multiple projects and keep them on schedule for on-time delivery.

Good organizational skills.

Experience and knowledge of software documentation standards, revision tracking, and software backups.

The ability to mentor young and less experienced engineers within the team.

Willing to travel up to 25% of the time at customer sites.

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