Automation Systems Engineer

Elite Line Services Partnering with Amazon - Thornton, CO


Elite Line Services is a major single source maintenance solution in the industry with the band width to service all of your equipment maintenance needs. We maintain all original equipment manufacturers for material handling equipment, BHS, PBB, Facilities, GSE and vehicles. Our hybrid programs efficiently cross utilize technicians between equipment types to provide seamless coverage that protects the best interest of our customers. Whether this is getting full warranty value for new parts and systems or applying experienced and specialized technical support for mature equipment needs, ELS has you covered.

Our Benefits:

Elite Line Services offers a wide variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Company Paid Life Insurance, 401k, Tuition Assistance, EAP, Paid Leave, and Paid Whole Sale Shopping Membership (Sam’s Club).


  • Lead the design, prototype, test and commissioning of order fulfillment automation equipment throughout the ELS Supported, North America Fulfillment Center (NAFC) network
  • Work with customer System Engineers, Automation Engineering Managers, Launch Engineers, Operations Engineers, Software Development Engineers and Material Handling System (MHS) vendors to develop solutions to a variety of automation challenges such as high-speed package sortation, label application, barcode scanning, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics and control view HMI
  • Provide technical leadership for large-scale control engineering projects, and coordinate control system design specifications and change management between internal teams and external vendors
  • Develop long-term migration/upgrade path for each core control system/module in the NAFC network to ensure supportability
  • Actively participate in the NAFC controls meetings and processes
  • Support control equipment commissioning and CSS training at new fulfillment center
  • Perform additional duties/assignments that may be required by management from time to time.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineer or related discipline, or an Associate Degree combined with 4+ years of related experience
  • Experience with at least one life-cycle of control system 3D experience (Design, Development and Deployment) utilizing Allen Bradley PAC processor family
  • Experience with life-cycle embedded systems development including hardware (circuit and logic designs), software (embedded operating systems and driver programming), testing and implementation
  • Working experience using C/C++, VS.Net and SQL database (SQL Server, MySQL, SyBase) or other relevant programming experience is required
  • Ability to travel to various North American fulfillment centers is required


  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Thorough understanding of Rockwell automation solution architecture, including:
  • Proven working experience in Allen Bradley (A&B) PAC ladder logic code development and troubleshooting using RSLogix 5000 software
  • Proven device level knowledge on A&B CompactLogix and ControlLogix processors, input/output modules, and EtherNet module
  • Working experience with Rockwell RSView and ICONICS is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of WMS/WCS API design methodology and Windows SQL Server based 2.5-tier client/server solution architecture
  • Working experience using QNX/Linux platforms is a plus
  • Strong knowledge in project development methodology, clear verbal and written communication skills, has the ability to handle daily activities in a dynamic environment and drive deliverables

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 to $115,000.00 /year


  • Automation Systems: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)