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Controls Engineer

Charlotte, NC + Remote / Full Time

Company Overview

AIM is an innovative company that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated AGV solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future.

Headquartered in Charlotte, AIM focuses in custom designed and built industrial AGV and mobile robot solutions with related services. We also provide  factory and warehouse automation interfaces to inventory systems.

The Role

AIM is currently in need of a Controls Engineer to work on our Systems team. This position is based in Charlotte, NC and reports to the head of projects group.
The primary responsibility of this role will be to develop functional requirements documentation and designs for PLC software and user interfaces.

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Robotics and/or equivalent experience and training

  • 3+ years designing and commissioning of automated material handling systems, including electrical design, PLC, HMI, drive and motion controls

  • Mainly proficient in Beckhoff TwinCat3 PLC programming

  • Experience with AC and DC drive systems

  • Experience with PLC control networks, such as Ethernet/IP, ControlNet, EtherCAT, Profibus, and CAN Open.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical controls engineering principles, concepts, practices and codes (NEC, UL, CE and NFPA)

  • Ability to travel throughout North America to support project design, installations, sales efforts, and inspections

  • Ability to operate in a team environment and communicate clearly to the intended audience

  • Possess the knowledge and experience to recognize when problems surface or are looming, and proactively bring the correct people together to solve these problems

  • Represent the interests of AIM when dealing with customers and vendors

  • Experience with automation systems, conveyor systems, AGV systems

  • Servo Motion controls

  • Design/Drafting software - AutoCAD (ACAD) or Solidworks

  • Desk top software- Microsoft Word, Excel, Projects and Outlook

  • Beckhoff TwinCat programming software packages, structured text is the main focus.


  • Flexible PTO & schedules

  • Competitive benefits package

  • 401(k) company match

  • Company bonus plan

  • Potential for remote work


America In Motion , Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


Interested in becoming our next Controls Engineer? Please send your resume and cover letter to our hiring manager, Tommy Hessler. 

Absolutely NO headhunters permitted! 

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