Controls – Automation Engineer

Balionis Group, Inc. is well known for providing engineers and technology people to a variety of high technology firms.  We provide direct placement as well as contract engineers.

We are currently looking for a Controls – Automation Engineer for a permanent position within our client base.  This position is permanent and is based in Pittsburgh, PA.  This is a very important and high visibility position.

Our client is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Controls – Automation Engineer.  Typical projects include all aspects relating to industrial furnaces to steel, aluminum and strip processing manufacturers.   Typical project scope includes combusiton/controls upgrades, furnace rebuilds, field service, and complete equipment design/supply/install/commissioning.


  • BS degree in Engineering (preferably electrical or combustion).
  • Minimum of 5-8 years experience in the Metals Industry (steel, aluminum, etc.)
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in design, project engineering and start-up of similar equipment.
  • Experience with industrial furnaces in the steel and aluminum industries is desirable.
  • Extensive use with Siemens S7 PLC systems and Step 7 programming including the use of statement list.
  • Knowledgeable with Siemens S120 drive systems
  • Knowledgeable with combustion systems is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel for commissioning activities, meetings, etc. is a must.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to become hands on involved when needed.
  • Strong communication, organizing, planning, and inter-personal skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft office products.


This will be a salaried, exempt position.  Compensation to be discussed relative to experience and abilities.  This position will be open to the company yearly bonus and retirement savings programs.

Upon request, the full position description will be released to the candidates.

Candidates need to be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Contact us for more information on the specific client and more details on the position description,

Interested candidates should send their resume to

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