PLC Controls Engineer

PLC Controls Engineer

Danbury, CT, USA

Employment Type: Full-Time
Benefits Offered: Dental, Life, Medical, Retirement, Vision
Compensation: $65,000 to $110,000 per year Estimated pay

Why Work Here?
We are a family owned and operated company in business since 1920, where you can make a difference.

Full Job Description

Preferred Utilities is a manufacturer and supplier of combustion and fuel oil systems with headquarters in Danbury CT. With over a hundred years as a family run business we offer made in the USA products in all areas of combustion and fuel oil systems.

We are seeking a skilled PLC Engineer to design, program, test and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for custom designed automation projects. As a PLC engineer, you will be responsible for creating, maintaining and optimizing control systems that meet and exceed customer requirements. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including project managers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers and proposal engineers to ensure proper implementation and integration of our control system solutions.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Design and develop PLC/Loop Controller, systems based on project requirements in a timely manner.
  • Program and troubleshoot PLCs and Loop Controllers from various manufacturers (e.g., Allen-Bradley, Modicon (Schneider Electric), Siemens, Preferred Instruments).
  • Develop and maintain HMI (Human Machine Interface) terminals for user interaction with controllers.
  • Document control system designs and track modifications for future reference.
  • Participate in the performance testing, commissioning, and startup of projects.
  • Work closely with project managers and proposal engineers to ensure systems are designed and delivered correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Familiarity with combustion control systems and concepts (e.g., Burner Management Systems, Drum Level Control, Draft Control, Fuel-Air Ration Control).
  • Some travel for meetings and site visits 10%

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s / Associate degree in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation or a related field.
  • Work experience with PLCs.
  • Proficiency in programming PLCs using ladder logic (LL), function block diagrams (FBD), and other applicable programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of industrial communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, BACnet, Ethernet/IP).
  • Knowledge of HMI design and programming.
  • Familiarity with SCADA systems (e.g., IFIX, Citect, Ignition SCADA).
  • Ability to work efficiently in cross functional teams.
  • Good communication and documentation skills.
  • Will Train the right Individual.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Quarterly bonus potential

About Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp.

With over 100 years of industry history to draw from, Preferred is uniquely positioned to partner with you to reduce your emissions and increase your efficiencies to meet the sustainability targets of the future. Our expertise ranges from fuel oil handling systems and components, boiler instrumentation and controllers, cutting-edge remote monitoring systems, low- and ultra low-NOx burners, renewable and bio-fuel burners, specialty combustion applications like waste fuel, and nuclear power plant outage reduction tools and components.

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