Senior Automation Programmer

Position Overview Under the general direction of the General Manager, the Senior Programmer is responsible for the design and development of solutions for all aspects of controls systems.    

Essential Job Functions
  • Review project requirements, functional definitions and formulation of project specifications (functionality, design,etc.); ability to accurately scope PLC tasks according to project requirements.
  • PLCprogram organization, planning and development; verify and validate engineeredsystem to specifications; all aspects of control system execution fromhardware/system/network design to software/firmware development (PLC and/or PCrelated systems) to system commissioning. 
  • Contributeto designs and the development of new ideas which improve existing and newautomation for systems/processes/services.
  • Continuouslyimprove PLC program for optimized productivity and easy troubleshooting forProcess Control Specialists assisting customers.
  • Communicateand resolve application interface issues by engaging other internal teammembers.
  • Coach and mentor other programmers as needed.    


  • Must have extensive experience with Rockwell Automation, RSLogix 500 and 5000, PanelBuilder32, RSView32, Factory Talk ViewStudio, and Microsoft Office usually obtained through a course of study resulting in an associate’s degree in a related field and  4-5 years of experience. 
  • Must be proficient in architecting PLC based controls for automation systems and have experience with logic and programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and organize the workload to handle multiple priorities and simultaneously meet deadlines
  • Must be knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles and have significant electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques and codes
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to travel between offices, to customer sites and periodically out of the immediate area.        LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with State, Federal and Local Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will”basis.  

Why work for us? 

Thompson Innovation was founded with the philosophy of “people are our strength” and it still applies today.  Thompson offers a great opportunity to a person looking to learn a skill that can provide a great career with many opportunities for advancement. 

We are a technology integration company that uses technology and innovation to help partners operate efficiently, securely, safely, and improve the quality of their operation.

Our Company has also taken on the mission to create a work culture and environment which allows our team members to grow both personally and professionally.