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As today's manufacturing environment grows more competitive, the need for better integration of your automation control and information systems becomes vital to your company's growth and survival. PREMIER System Integrators can help you meet that challenge head on. We specialize in the specification, development, manufacture, installation, and startup of both PLC and computer based factory automation control and information systems. By integrating scheduling, tracking, quality and other information to your automation and control systems, PREMIER System Integrators will help you realize the goal of total plant integration "from the limit switch to the database."

PREMIER System Integrators was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Smyrna, TN approximately 20 miles southeast of Nashville. Since its founding PREMIER System Integrators has grown to employ over 130 employees and has additional offices in Decatur, AL and Cincinnati, OH.

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Job Description

PREMIER is looking for a PLC Engineer to join our talented team.

As a leader in providing industrial automation and integration services, you will have exposure to a variety of industries in Northern Alabama including Food, Beverage, and/or Dairy. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide application/control systems design, architecture, and development for systems of varied complexity.
  • Develop and evaluate alternative system solutions that meet stated customer requirements.
  • Modify program/system logic involving multiple systems and subsystems.
  • Interact with customers to resolve issues and identify opportunities.
  • Defines scope, plans, and deliverables for assigned work.
  • Manage development efforts, including activities such as assigning tasks to co-workers, conducting project plan reviews, preparing development related documentation, and monitoring cost and resource estimates.
  • Provide technical support and estimates for sales initiatives.
  • Empower team members, while encouraging and fostering their professional development.
  • Provide mentoring opportunities to co-workers

Job Requirements

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree
  • 4+ years PLC experience such as Allen-Bradley ControlLogix/Plant PAx, Siemens S7, or GE PAC systems.
  • Experience working in industrial controls with experience in discrete and process environments.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks, have excellent attention to detail, and be willing and able to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Experience working with variable frequency drives
  • Experience in client management and interaction
  • Must be able and willing to travel for commissioning and start-up support.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PREMIER is not currently accepting work visas.



  • HMI experience such as Wonderware, FactoryTalk View, Cimplicity, Intellution or the like
  • Experience in one or more programming or scripting languages such as Java, VB, VBA, VB.NET, C, C#
  • Experience with Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

Why Work at PREMIER? 

PREMIER’s Engineers are some of the most talented and engaged Engineers in the industry. We offer a mind stimulating, challenging career through a variety of projects across various industries. We work in small teams, build strong relationships with our colleagues and customers, and provide many opportunities for career development. For all of these reasons and more, our Engineers have a strong sense of accomplishment and choose to call PREMIER home.


PREMIER System Integrators, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package; including above average salary, quarterly profit-sharing, full medical & dental insurance, health savings account, flexible spending for both medical and dependent care, short and long-term disability, company paid holidays and training, 401K matching, and life insurance. We also believe in work-life balance for our employees.

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