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GR - Grand Rapids, MI
Full Time
$65,000.00 Salary


Controls Commissioning Engineer

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Type: Full-time, in-person, exempt 

Travel: 70-90% (domestic and international)

Base Salary: $65,000 entry-level, more based on experience

What We Offer

  • Lucrative compensation structure that allows for opportunities to receive additional pay beyond base salary
  • Numerous opportunities to develop and advance a Controls career with TGW
  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • 120 hours of PTO accrued per year, with 40 hours of PTO available immediately upon hire
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Childcare / dependent care / paternity leave benefits
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits

Job Duties

The Controls Commissioning Engineer works with a team of Controls Commissioning Engineers to design and integrate controls systems for industrial material-handling solutions and production lines.  The Controls Commissioning Engineer will: 

  • Assist in the design, development, and commissioning of control systems using PLCs and HMIs to meet project requirements
  • Write and debug PLC code and HMI applications to ensure proper functioning of control systems
  • Integrate control systems with other components such as sensors, actuators, and communication networks (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, etc.)
  • Conduct in-house emulation testing to verify system performance and troubleshoot any issues that arise prior to going onsite for commissioning
  • Provide support for installed systems, performing preventative maintenance and implementing system upgrades as required
  • Create and maintain documentation of controls commissioning activities
  • Travel to projects both domestically and internationally


  • Bachelor's degree in Controls-related field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science) - OR - associate degree with equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and HMI (Human-Machine Interface) systems
  • Basic understanding of electrical and mechanical principles, with the ability to read e-drawings and AutoCAD drawings
  • Familiarity with industrial automation and control systems
  • Willingness and ability to travel 70-90%, domestically and internationally
  • Knowledge of Siemens TIA Portal and C++ or other programming language a bonus

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires ability to walk, climb, stand, carry materials, stoop, kneel, bend, stretch, push and pull
  • Requires prolonged period of standing and walking
  • Must be able to climb ladders
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

TGW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.