Process Automation Programmer

Job Locations US-IA-Sioux Center | US-SD-Sioux Falls | US-OH-West Chester | US-NE-Omaha


Interstates is seeking a Process Automation Programmer to join our Automation and Client Support teams. The Process Automation Programmer will work with other internal team members to provide excellent customer service while troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), and automation software. Interstates seeks driven, solutions-oriented individuals who can build and maintain relationships with our clients.


  • Respond to support calls and provide excellent customer service
  • Troubleshoot PLCs, HMIs, Automation Software, and databases – programming in various PC languages
  • Make enhancements in response to clients’ needs
  • Work alongside electrical engineers, controls system programmers, software developers, and operational technology analysts to provide integrated automation solutions
  • Provide plant check-out, commissioning, and start-up services at customer sites
  • Other duties may be assigned


Education and/or Experience:

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Or equivalent combination of education and related experience/training
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Great communication (verbal, written, listening) and teamwork skills
  • Ability to be on call for after hour customer support needs 5-10% of the time 

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge in HMI / SCADA programming, and PLC programming
  • Knowledge in the programming and configuration of Variable Frequency Drives
  • Knowledge of manufacturing & mechanical systems
  • Networking and Instrumentation skills are a plus


This position is located in our Sioux Center, Sioux Falls, or Cincinnati offices and travel may be required up to 20% of the time.


Interstates is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer and provides a drug free work environment.


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