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IPM is a progressive, employee-owned company in Rockford, Michigan. We offer Medical, Dental and Life Insurances, Short/Long Term Disability, Flex Spending, Voluntary Life Insurance, 401(k), and an ESOP. Please see our current list of open career opportunities below and click to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Open Positions

Controls Engineer

Job Summary/Objective

The Controls Engineer is responsible for creating a cohesive and functional design to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes that are used with packaging equipment for bottlers, robotic case packing and palletizing, and case packing and packing equipment for tray, film and shrink wrapping.

Design, implement and document control systems for various types of automation and robotic equipment

We provide a great atmosphere with a positive work environment in a growing and dynamic company. We are dedicated to you as a person and offer many opportunities to grow, learn and excel. There are many avenues for career advancement and continued training which we encourage you to take advantage of. Our company is based on a set of principles which allow for an excellent balance of work and home life.

Essential Job Functions

  • Wire machinery following detailed electrical prints.
  • Conduct electrical/hydraulic pneumatic design, peripheral device programming, machine PLC programming, coordinate the machine debug, power-up and machine validation with build and electrical teams and provide customer documentation as needed.
  • Coordinate the implementation of engineering changes and assist various departments with the implementation of new tools and processes and required training.
  • Program, modify and update a variety of electronic equipment with PLC, HMI, Robots AutoCAD, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Vision Systems
  • Manage the timely and professional communication of project schedule and status with customers, OEM vendors and IPM staff.
  • Create Description of Operation documentation.
  • Create hardware and installation drawings in AutoCad/AutoCad Electrical.
  • Create BOM for use of purchasing components.
  • Write PLC & HMI software that meets the expectations for customer requirements
  • Develop PLC and HMI software as per the requirements of the customer
  • Work cohesively with (internal teams) the EQUIPS team to provide documentation and training support.
  • Work with management to review and develop new policies and procedures
  • Ensure that products and goods manufactured meet quality standards.
  • Troubleshoot – Perform all diagnostics and analysis to troubleshoot, problem solve and repair
  • Power up electrical systems and configure hardware per application specifications
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.


  • Proficient with various software MS Office, Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000, AutoCAD
  • Strong Rockwell Automation experience

Travel Requirement

  • Travel is required; approximately 50 percent