Senior Engineer (Manufacturing Equipment Controls) - St. Louis, MO

12001 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA Req #1740
Friday, June 17, 2022

An Opportunity to Grow with Us

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a great living and be part of a thriving cross functional community? Do you welcome challenges that allow you to leverage collaboration and autonomy to create opportunities leading to great products? Would you enjoy working in the world of fast-paced industrial technology? If so, we have an outstanding opportunity for you to join our Watlow team where we serve many of the world’s largest companies with leading technology and solutions.


Why Work at Watlow

Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader who provides world class engineering expertise through innovative thermal products and systems, enabling our customers to thrive. We are making a positive impact every day as our solutions enrich the lives of people everywhere. We have been providing breakthrough thermal solutions for nearly a century. Our corporate values guide us uncompromisingly to always do the right thing, continually learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility.

About the Role

As a Manufacturing Equipment Controls Engineer at our Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis, MO, you will be part of a team that designs and develops our next-generation of custom manufacturing equipment to produce our newest and most innovative products.  You will be working in our Manufacturing Systems Engineering Team, where you will have the opportunity to unleash your creativity and technical prowess to create manufacturing solutions and capabilities that will deliver world-class products and performance to our customers and our business.   


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead medium to large projects to develop custom manufacturing equipment ranging from stand-alone operations to fully automated manufacturing systems. 
  • Design, implement and validate solutions to improve the performance of existing manufacturing equipment.
  • Work effectively within a cross-functional, new product development team as an equipment controls engineer subject matter expert.
  • Capture manufacturing process and equipment knowledge that can be reused and shared across projects, teams, and manufacturing locations.
  • Create manufacturing equipment engineering project plans and budgets.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in either mechanical or electrical engineering.
  • 3 years minimum experience in integrating machine controls and logic systems into custom equipment solutions.
  • Proven experience in programming of PLCs, HMIs, temperature controllers, vision systems, etc.




Desired Qualifications and Attributes

  • Electrical panel design experience.
  • Background in machinery and manufacturing systems design.
  • Excellent communication skills to work with a broad range of applications, customers, suppliers and team members.
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects of varying size, scope and complexity.
  • Experience with the use of lean manufacturing tools and principles.
  • Working knowledge of quality tools and statistical techniques used in manufacturing (i.e. FMEA’s, DRBFM’s, process flow maps, SPC, control charts, process capability, MSA, Gauge R&R).
  • Lean Product Development experience is a plus.
  • LabVIEW programming experience is a plus.
  • Master’s degree in either mechanical or electrical engineering is a plus.

Benefits: The Watlow Total Compensation Plan

The health, well-being and financial stability of you and your family is a high priority to us.  The Watlow Total Rewards Plan includes competitive compensation and a full range of life and career enhancing benefits:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) plan that includes a company match on your contribution and an annual company contribution that is tied to company performance
  • Onsite wellness clinic
  • Employee Personal Assistance Program
  • Dental, medical, vision and short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid holidays, personal time, and vacation
  • Annual Achievement Award


Diversity & Inclusion

We proactively embrace diversity in all its dimensions across our company and cultivate a culture of inclusion and forward thinking that respects and reflects each team member’s individual strengths, views, and experiences. Watlow takes pride in being an inclusive equal opportunity employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



We salute veterans for their service to our country and respect the valuable skills, teamwork and leadership experiences they have acquired during their tours of duty.  We encourage veterans to join Watlow and work alongside the many other veterans that we proudly call team members today.


COVID & Safety

Watlow is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all of our current and prospective team members. Your safety is our top priority. Our hiring process is a combination of virtual telephone, in-person interviewing and onboarding activities. Please let us know confidentially if you need or require any special accommodations to participate in our recruiting process by emailing us at  


Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 12001 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA