Ingenuity in Motion

Current Openings

Controls Engineer

The Qualified applicant must possess:

  • Strong programming knowledge of motion controllers, PLC's, servo systems, vision systems and HMI's
  • Familiarity with industrial applications of electronics and pneumatics
  • 5 years experience with Allen Bradley PLC programming and configuration preferred
  • 5 years experience with Cognex vision programming
  • Ability to manage time and priorities under demanding circumstances
  • Excellent communication, listening, and reasoning skills
  • AutoCad proficiency a plus


Primary Duties:

  • Programming of motion controls, ladder logic, and HMI's
  • Engineer control systems used in high performance machines
  • Supervise initial installation and optimization of machinery ensuring maximum production potential
  • Administer maintenance and modifications of existing PLC programs
  • Efficiently manage multiple projects and processes across a large scope of work, simultaneously gauging task priority
  • Convey and validate project objectives and results
  • Provide phone support for division technicians for trouble shooting


Experienced with:

  • Allen-Bradley/Rockwell and Siemens equipment
  • Trouble shooting, maintenance and programming for various Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLC's
  • Programming using Ladder Logic
  • RS-Logix 5000, PanelView, Factory Talk, FTView, RSView, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix and SLC500


Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an associate degree and 5+ years related experience in industrial automation controls


5 to 10% travel required

Field Service Engineer

The Qualified applicant must possess:

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills to solve a multitude of equipment related problems both mechanically and electrically
  • Excellent knowledge of industrial automation software packages and systems
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret electrical, pneumatic and mechanical schematics and drawings
  • Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time, projects and lead a team of subordinates
  • A sound knowledge of installation and repair of automation equipment and the correct usage of the tools and equipment required
  • Excellent ability to analyze, make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to work under stress and meet deadlines
  • Must be highly organized, systematic and precise in all work efforts


Primary Duties:

  • Installation, maintenance and repair of complex electro-mechanical automation systems for the medical device industry at customer facilities in the US and abroad
  • Perform functional analysis, de-bug and validation testing of PLC, HMI, servo motion and machine vision programs
  • Perform precision assembly, mechanical setup and alignment of machines, diagnose and resolve complex electro-mechanical problems
  • Suggest ways to improve the performance of machines and interface with mechanical and controls engineers
  • Installation and testing  of new software and hardware upgrades on existing equipment at customer facilities
  • Train customers  on operation and preventive maintenance
  • Travel, international or domestic for one to two week periods of time alone or as a team member approximately 5 to 6 times a year


Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an associate degree and 5+ years related experience in engineering or technology related field


  • A high school diploma followed by a certification course or a vocational course in electro-mechanical engineering concepts or machining and 10+ years related experience

Kinematic offers an excellent benefit package including health and dental insurance,

a generous 401(k) program, life and disability insurance, 8 paid holidays, PTO, and long-term profit sharing.


Kinematic Automation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants.

Matrix™ is a registered trademark of Kinematic Automation Inc.

Specifications subject to change without notice

Copyright © 2019 Kinematic  Automation Inc.

Kinematic Automation Inc.

PO Box 69 Twain Harte, CA  95383

Tel: 1.209.532.3200 Fax: 1.209.532.0248

Careers at Kinematic


We want your expertise, talent and commitment on our team.


We pride ourselves that what we do makes a positive difference in the longevity and quality of people's lives around the world. We may be behind the scenes and behind the front lines, but what we do matters. Would you like to be a part of that?