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Controls Engineer (R&D)


Baltimore/Washington D.C.


Manufacturing & Production


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Intralox is seeking highly-motivated Controls Engineers to work on complex and game-changing problems. We have positions available in multiple parts of our business as it pertains to the postal and parcel industry, logistics and material handling equipment, and field service. 

These positions would be responsible for the electrical control system design of our conveyor solutions, programming PLCs, troubleshooting, and/or installations. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in day to day work. Each role varies in the amount of travel required. All positions are based out of our office in Hanover, MD in the Greater Baltimore/Washington DC area.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative conveyance solutions and services that improve lives and optimize businesses worldwide.  

Our global workforce of over 3,000 employees in 20+ countries consist of reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 45 years.

Intralox was founded on the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect.  We invest heavily in these values and aim to practice our business philosophy principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence. We believe in the power of a good idea no matter where it comes from, using trust as the foundation to how we work, and that self-managed people are our greatest asset.


• Own the electrical portion of Intralox solutions from concept engineering through customer implementation 

• Design control systems in support of conveying, singulation, and sortation applications

 • Independently write, implement, document and debug software for complete controls systems 

• Generate simple and functional HMI screens for complex machinery to aid in troubleshooting 

• Execute budgeting, estimating and pricing of control systems per project or proposal scope 

• Oversee value engineering of design, components and materials

 • Manage and direct on-site (in-plant) installation and commissioning of control systems in conjunction with equipment installations or leads project commissioning and troubleshooting of field installations

 • Create documentation and training materials for all potential users including but not limited to Intralox engineers, customers, suppliers, and subcontractors 

• Provide remote and on-site (in-plant) troubleshooting of control systems 

• Complete assigned projects to quality standards, on time, and within budget 

• Interface with a global team of like-minded professionals 


• Bachelor‘s degree required in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or other related field 

• Programming experience – 3+ years of PLC programming experience 

• Expertise in industrial control circuit design 

• In-depth knowledge of electrical codes (NFPA70/79, UL508A, etc) 

• Proficient in configuring PLCs, HMIs, computers, networks, cameras and variable frequency drives (VFDs) 

• Proficient in AutoCAD for control circuit development or similar experience 

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word 

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Mastery of English language 

• Willingness and ability to train equipment builders across the world 

• Work in a team environment; acceptance of established standards 

• Understanding of mechanical systems; willingness to work with hand tools

 • Ability and willingness to travel (both domestic and international) and perform field service (10- 50%), work weekends holidays and overtime when required 

Desired Qualifications 

• Extensive experience programming in Rockwell Logix5000 processors using Studio5000 programming software 

• Proficient programming Siemens S7-1200 processors using TIA Portal V13 or later 

• Experience programming in Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 software