Automation Engineer - Control Systems (Houston, TX)

Automation Engineer - Control Systems (Houston, TX)



Do you like a challenge? Do you enjoy programming and working with electrical/mechanical systems? Consider the Automation Engineer role in Houston, TX! Automation Engineers at DMC apply their programming skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals to provide solutions that involve developing software to interface with and control hardware. Our engineers work independently as well as collaborate with teams and clients, including maintaining daily communication, assisting with project management and developing business relationships. 

About DMC

DMC is a leading engineering consulting firm, delivering high-caliber engineering and custom software development services globally. Specializing in innovative solutions for manufacturing, testing, and product development, our expertise spans industries from aerospace to consumer packaged goods to healthcare, and more. Our engineers excel in staying ahead of cutting-edge technologies and delivering top notch solutions. We prioritize technical excellence and cultivate a collaborative environment for independent and team-based work, reflecting our commitment to professional growth and providing forward-thinking solutions to clients. 

Everything under Engineering Level II is in addition to Engineering Level I. 

Engineer Level I (0-3 years relevant experience) 

  • Programs applications in accordance with DMC programming standards & best practices to meet & exceed customer requirements 
  • Commissions solutions at customer sites (travel locally/nationally/internationally when needed), including troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems  
  • Communicates with team members and clients  
  • Works with most industrial PLC/HMI/SCADA platforms (e.g. Siemens, Rockwell, Ignition, etc.) 
  • Continuously learns (with guidance) pertinent technologies for their projects 
  • Documents and delivers solutions to clients 
  • Supports project planning and system architecture design 
  • Gains knowledge within sales, business development, and project processes  

Engineer Level II (3-5 years relevant experience) 

  • Performs programming and engineering tasks in supportive and leading roles at all stages of projects 
  • Mentors and technically advises new team members 
  • Conveys deliverables to customers through a variety communication methods 
  • Develops & maintains relationships with key contacts, vendors, and clients 
  • Writes project proposals 
  • Seeks, identifies, and discusses new opportunities with new & existing clients 


Everything under Engineering Level II is in addition to Engineering Level I. Engineer Level I (0-3 years relevant experience) 

  • Located in Houston, TX (or willing to relocate)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering or related field 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship 
  • Programming; including text-based languages and object-oriented concepts 
  • Quickly learns new technologies 
  • Ability to follow patterns & build upon establish models 
  • Understands complex system designs 
  • Ability to manage time amongst multiple projects 
  • Strong written/oral communication and technical writing skills 

Engineer Level II (3-5 years relevant experience) 

  • Experience with relevant technologies/platforms for industrial automation (e.g. PLCs, Motion Control, Process Control, HMI, SCADA, Robots, Machine Vision, etc.) 
  • Project-based development 
  • Customer service experience 
  • Ability to create methodology to solve novel problems 
  • Utilizes pattern recognition across projects to identify opportunities for utilizing existing code/architectures 
  • Writes project proposals 


Starting compensation is based on industry, experience and location standards. 

  • Engineer Level I (0-3 years relevant experience): $80,000 - $95,000 
  • Engineer Level II (3-5+ years relevant experience): $95,000 - $110,000 
  • Over 5 years of experience: Apply to our Senior Engineer role 

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