Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - DIRECT HIRE/PERMANENT!

Manpower Engineering is exclusively partnering with an industry leading company in the Greater Madison, WI Area on a highly visible direct hire/permanent Instrumentation & Controls Engineer position that has strong growth potential.

The company would like for this person to live in Southwest Wisconsin - either currently live in or open to relocating to Southwest Wisconsin - as they'll have a hybrid work model - split time between remote and the office, and the company offers 'Summer Hours'.

The company is a single source solution and specializes in the engineering, integration and construction of technically complex R&D and production equipment, controls, and facilities. Working across multiple industries and markets, including automotive, aerospace, energy, chemical, laboratories and manufacturing, they offer a unique mix of experience in control systems, custom machines, testing solutions, automation, process and discrete production systems as well as turnkey integrated buildings. Also, our client was named a 'Top Workplace' in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The company offers a very generous compensation plan, great benefits package, relocation assistance (if needed), and strong opportunity for growth.


This is a highly visible position and responsible for leading other engineers and projects to fulfill the instrumentation and controls responsibilities for a variety of process and industrial projects.


  • Develop and/or review control system architecture, flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), control sequences, and design specifications.
  • Analyze risks and hazards, and conducting risk analyses.
  • Create responsibility matrices, instrument indexes, bills of material (BOMs) and other project tools.
  • Develop and/or review wiring schematics and control panel layout drawings.
  • Program and integrate Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) including offerings from Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Wago, etc.
  • Design, set up, and perform system functionality tests on equipment in our manufacturing facility and at customer sites.
  • Develop wire pull schedules and scope of work documents for contractors to use in bidding and construction.
  • Perform onsite startup and validation of equipment.
  • I/O checkout and troubleshooting, calibrate instrumentation and tune PID loops.
  • Validate programming to confirm systems operate per control sequences.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related field
  • PLC knowledge/experience from education, an internship, etc.
  • Experience preparing drawings using AutoCAD Electrical is a plus
  • Ability to interpret and create Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) is a plus
  • Experience in the design/build/programming of PLC systems with field experience, from design to start-up is a plus
  • Experience involving engine test cell instrumentation & control design, integration, troubleshooting and commissioning is a plus
  • Experience providing efficient, and effective client service, including balancing multiple projects and responding to changes in deadline, scope and design
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities for design meetings, equipment installation supervision and commissioning
  • Must have the following personal skills and characteristics: Problem solving skills, strong organizational and time management skills, team player, takes initiative to improve personal skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with all internal and external levels and groups.
  • Demonstrates strong technical writing and oral communication skills
Full time
Verona, WI 53593, US
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