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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

PLC Programmer/Automation Engineer

Las Vegas, USA


Job Description

We are a UL508A Controls shop manufacturing Motor Control and Logic Panels for entertainment automation systems.


We are seeking an experienced PLC programmer with experience building and designing logic based industrial automated systems. 




Design and program PLC controls for AC gear motors and VFDs (Allen Bradley and Automation Direct experience a plus) for Motion Systems

Read and interpret Contract Documents (drawings and specifications) to design the system (system I/O, various interlocks, etc)

Work alongside the Controls Manager to produce and wire high and low voltage Logic Panels

Travel to and commission systems (installation is provided by licensed electricians). Troubleshoot issues in the field. Travel up to 20% may be required.

Order parts and various components.

Track project progress and ensure that they are completed within schedule.




Minimum 2 year degree in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Electronics, Stage Automation, or significant work experience

Minimum 3 years’ experience performing the above duties

Proficient at reading and interpreting electrical schematics (AutoCAD skills a plus, but training may be available for exemplary candidates)

Working knowledge of low voltage and high voltage electrical panels. UL508A specific training will be provided. 

Problem solver and a "can do" attitude

Experience with the following equipment is a plus: gearmotors, electromagnetic brakes, optical encoders, rotary and hard struck limit switches, safety edges/astragal tape, and other I/O

Theatrical experience related to hoists & controls, rigging, and automation is a plus

Experience with the following products/manufacturers a plus: SEW Eurodrive, Nord, Siemens, Alan Bradley PLC’s and Motion Control systems, Automation Direct PLCs and Motion Control systems.

We are transitioning to Beckhoff IPC technology. Experience with Beckhoff equipment is a huge plus. Otherwise, training will be provided. 

Must be fluent (reading+writing) in English. Fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese is a plus.

Some hands on/shop experience (cutting, drilling, hand tools, etc) is a plus.

Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, lift objects weighing 50+ lbs, and perform other strenuous tasks.

Must live in or be willing to relocate to Las Vegas, NV. Relocation assistance will may be provided for exemplary candidates.



Salary & Benefits:

$65k-95K DOE

19 Paid Days Off

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Gym Reimbursement

401k (offered within 12 months of employment)

Small business culture and an opportunity to work on some of the worlds most prestigious entertainment venues (Disney Concert Hall, Smith Center, Universal Studios Theme parks, and more!)

All travel expenses provided

Per Diem in the field





To Apply: Send an email to the address under REPLY (above). Include a copy of your resume and cover letter (preferred).


Equal opportunity employer



Company Description
Protech is a major manufacturer and installer of stage automation machinery.

Role: PLC Programmer/Automation Engineer
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Location: Las Vegas,

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