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Senior Controls Programmer

Business Unit:  ESI HQ & Other
Division:  Envio Solutions - Business

Business Overview



MacDermid Envio Solutions is focused on delivering environmental technologies, water and materials recycling, waste management equipment, chemistry and services to our customers and markets. MES incorporates 3 former businesses: DMP Corporation, a major provider of wastewater treatment solutions, Industrial Specialty Chemicals (ISC) and Chemtech, a leading supplier of metal recovery technologies. This gives us a truly unique advantage in providing our customers with a fully integrated one-stop-shop sustainability program. At MES, we strive to serve customer needs by developing sustainable products, processes, and technologies that meet or exceed environmental standards while providing commercially compelling solutions that markets expect, thus assisting our customers in reaching their environmental sustainability goals.

MacDermid Envio Solutions is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.

Job Purpose

Responsible for the project management and complete design of the electrical and controls functions of new and retrofitted small to large sized industrial wastewater treatment systems for our customers. Developing PLC/HMI programs, electrical drawings, and over-the-phone troubleshooting of control systems are daily tasks. This is a senior level position and an advanced skillset is required.



Essential Functions

  • Design PLC based control systems for new, or modify existing, wastewater treatment systems controls
  • Work with other specialist and manufacturing and electrical shop to ensure design intent is achieved
  • Establish technical drawings, PLC memory maps, programming notes, etc.
  • Manage individual project schedules and routinely report progress to the Controls Manager
  • Interface over-the-phone with customers or with DMP service techs to resolve issues
  • Occasionally travel to customer sites for design reviews, research, installation, and troubleshooting
  • Ability to accept design feedback and improvement suggestions and brainstorm with others
  • Adhere to good design and good documentation practices
  • Adhere to specifications and authoritative bodies such as NEC, NEMA, UL
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to mentor junior level control specialists
  • Ability to train manufacturing associates in controls designs as necessary
  • Ability and motivation to become the in-house expert

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the specific industry, and product lines
  • Advanced experience in PLC Programming, specifically RSLogix5000, and RSLogix500
  • Advanced experience in HMI Programming, specifically FactoryTalk SE, and FactoryTalk ME
  • Competent working ability in AutoCAD
  • Mechanically inclined, strong problem-solving skills, hands-on individual
  • Able to communicate effectively with customers and peers to execute project parameters
  • Effective written, and verbal communication, both inside and outside the company
  • Effective time-management skills, understand priorities and deliver on agreed goals

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree is Preferred but not required
  • AS in EE, Automation, or Related Field or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in the design of industrial control systems and PLC programs
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook


Element Solutions Inc group of companies are E-Verify Companies and provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job applicant procedures. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina