Field Engineer (Sterling, VA)


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Located in Birmingham, AL

Salary: $70,000

we take pride in not only “Protecting those who protect us”, but in protecting facets of the government, economic, infrastructure, and public sectors.  We automate access control points to allow a superior flow of traffic, while controlling the options to deal with those who should not be allowed entry.  Our installations can be found internationally and domestically, at data centers, government office buildings, military bases, power plants, as well as recreational and amusement parks. We are innovators in our industry with an excellent reputation for superior engineering, programming, installation, and maintenance of our installations.  We are an integrator that has taken standards in equipment, programming, and practices from the automotive, steel, paper, wastewater treatment industries, and applied them to the control and automation of the Protective Services and Parameter Security business sector and won awards for our outcomes.  Some of our groundbreaking improvements and innovations are awaiting patent approval and bring a whole new level to an industry that lacked a cohesive approach to access control. We were among the first to successfully complete DIACAP accredited Barrier ACP systems and Army Corps of Engineering ACP testing. Can you make the team?


Personnel Requirements:

U.S. Citizen

                Clean DMV Record.

                Able to pass pre-employment, random, and project or site dependent drug tests.

                Have or can obtain a U.S. Passport.

                Able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

                Verifiable work history with references.



Experience in troubleshooting, designing, installing, and commissioning PC/PLC based control equipment relating to the Electrical/Electronic, Automation, or Control disciplines.

A successful past in installing, troubleshooting, and repairing systems containing PLCs, Servos, VFDs, and HMIs.

Numerous troubleshooting skills in complex systems involving controls systems containing multiple PLCs, Servos, VFDs, HMIs, discrete motor controls.

Ability to look at PLC programs and with knowledge of the current I/O status be able to troubleshoot systems down to component level. (proximity sensors, limit switches, feedback devices, etc.)



Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree and 1 – 4 years of experience in the Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Automation, or Controls fields of Engineering.

Project level accomplishment of design goals with Allen-Bradley PLCs, Servos, VFDs, and HMIs.

Extensive troubleshooting skills in multiple node control networks including many PLC subnets with Servos, VFDs, and HMIs. 

Program complex control systems of multiple PLCs and HMIs, involving multiple communication protocols, in a distributive control network.





Public speaking, group leadership, liaise between vendors, contractors, customers, and end users.

Written and Spoken Communication between team members, customers, contractors, and others.

Participation in meetings to define or redefine scope of work, team responsibilities, and schedules of completion.



                Allen-Bradley PLCs: 1100, 1400, CompactLogix

                Allen-Bradley Motion:    Ultra 3000, Kinetix 300, PowerFlex 520

                Allen-Bradley HMI: PanelView



                Network: BootP-DHCP Tool, RSLogix

                PLC IDE: RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000

                Motion:                Ultra Ware, MotionView, Connected Components Workbench

                HMI: FactoryTalk Studio

                CAD: AutoCAD

                General: Office Applications



                Troubleshooting using DMM, Oscilloscope, Clamp-On Amp Meter, and Software Tools.

                Electrical Control Panel Building, Installation, Field Terminations, Testing, and Commissioning.

Basic Hand Tool use, electrical and mechanical, for installation, repair, and maintenance.


Additional Skills:

Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Drawing interpretation, understand Mechanical and Hydraulic principals to allow troubleshooting, maintenance, and input as to use, design, and specification for use.

Organizational skills, project management skills along multi-craft lines of interaction. 

Management of others, technicians, civil crews, other trades and crafts.


Successful Traits:

Ability to take ownership, be goal oriented and success centered enough to identify the critical paths and potential obstacles to completion, planning methods to overcome and succeed.

Willingness to teach/mentor Technicians in Troubleshooting, Industry Acceptable Practices of installation and repair. 

Organizational skills to deliver work products according to need and/or schedule.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to adapt quickly to changing deadlines and developing situations in work environment.






            Field Service Engineer:

Accompany Field Technicians to facilities in and around the area of the TAG East Office to document and study the locations, installations, and equipment.  Develop a knowledge base of failure, cause, and resolution that can be used by Technicians. Become SME (Subject Matter Expert) and resource for Field Technicians, teaching skills to assist them in self-reliance and ability to troubleshoot with little Engineering support. Suggest and make changes to programming to allow for implementation of methods needed to assist Technicians in diagnosing and repairing issues in the field.





Express Office: Birmingham (North)
1108 East Park Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
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