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Software Controls Engineer

ACIETA Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description


Acieta will revolutionize manufacturing allowing everyone to do more with less.  Acieta will be the most attractive place to work in the industry.  Acieta will improve the quality of life and be a trusted partner.

Core Values

Positive Attitude: We are fix focused, no excuses, and lead by example

Passion / Hunger: A relentless pursuit for excellence

Ownership:  It is my responsibility; I will get it done

Trustworthy: Our commitment is our bond

Customer First: We think of the customer as ourselves


Provide the programming to design and develop PLC and HMI controls along with other technical expertise necessary to support quality integration, assistance/start up, and customer training associated with the company's products on time and on budget as well as ensure meeting traditional customer service expectations of customers of industrial products.  To be a critical part of a project (on-site or off-site); with the ability to make technical, discretionary and independent judgment decisions at any time necessary while maintaining all communication with the project manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the technical expertise required for computer and PLC setup, programming, and assistance, including planning/writing of programming code as necessary.
  • Work with all robot technicians to transfer any new technical information that has been received or learned in the shop, field, or training class.
  • Help control costs associated with support of the product and project commitments to meet budgeted guidelines. 
  • Make recommendations to other functions of the company to achieve quality improvement or lowering of design and manufacturing costs of the company's products, drawing on experience derived from testing, installing, and operating Acieta’s products and customer inputs gained through administering training programs or through customer service contacts.
  • Maintain the policy that if Acieta’s built equipment installed and in production at customer's site is down, it receives highest priority attention for service unless instructed otherwise by Acieta’s management. 
  • Follow all established customer service procedures and practices (i.e. telephone log of service calls, trip report log) to maintain an orderly reference file in the Customer Service Office. 
  • Ensure that any information relevant to Job Files (log sheets from assistance work, robot cell inspection sheets, trip reports, etc.) are provided in a timely manner.
  • Provide input to Engineering, Manufacturing, and Acieta’s management as appropriate to inform them of findings that are significant to designing or developing improved or new products.  These may range from excerpts of trip reports to specifically written memos or oral conversations. These must include any performance or functional problems or product quality concerns. 


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) is recommended or equivalent from a two-year College or technical school offering PLC/HMI training
  • Minimum of 5+ years PLC experience; preferably with Allen Bradley
  • Travel; at times up to 30%
  • Must have/maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must have a valid credit card

To be considered for this position please send resume to


Job Details

Date Posted August 13, 2019
Date Closes October 12, 2019
Address 2030 210th Street
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Controls & Integration
Function Program robotic and automation systems
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40+ hours per week
SOC Category 15-1032.00 Computer Systems Engineers / Architects
Zipcode 51501
Travel Yes - 50
Name Christy Briley
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, IA 51501
FAX (712) 2418-8899

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Programming / Analysis / Design
  • Visual Basic

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...