Experienced PLC Programmer


Waynesboro , VA

Based on Education and Experience


3+ years

BSEE Preferred



Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated and driven experienced PLC Programmer to join an already successful team of engineers at the recently expanded office located in Lyndhurst, VA.  As a PLC Programmer, you will be creating custom solutions in automation and controls for cold storage warehouses located Nationwide.

Founded in 1993, Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. has grown from a family-owned “garage shop” to a nationwide powerhouse in the cold storage and food processing industry. The personal commitment by the employees makes the customers’ projects a complete success.  Innovative's commitment to excellence in manufacturing, workmanship and service has given them national presence as well as projects in Mexico and Canada. They will continue to expand the industry with state-of-the-art technology, energy saving solutions, and innovative design all while providing the best service available to customers and vendors.

What you can expect in the PLC Programmer role:

  • Provide setup and startup of Hardware and Software for the PLC, Job PC, HMI Graphics, Variable Frequency Drives, control and communications networks and other miscellaneous Electrical Hardware and Software
  • Program Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) logic (Automation Direct and Allen Bradley) for jobs
  • Program Human Machine Interface (HMI) Graphic Screens and software (Wonderware Intouch) for jobs
  • Collaborate with Project POD personnel to complete as-built drawings
  • Collaborate with in-house Service Department personnel to troubleshoot electrical/programming related issues with Refrigeration Systems
  • Provide direct assistance to field personnel to resolve electrical/programming issues
  • 6-8 non-consecutive weeks of travel per year for commissioning and start-ups of projects

What you need to be successful:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology preferred (Extensive experience will be considered in lieu of education) 
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley and PLC Direct hardware
  • Knowledge of HMI and Wonderware Intouch
  • AutoCAD knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of communication and controls networking principles
  • Extensive knowledge of National Electrical Code and NFPA regulatory standards

Benefits/Perks Offered:

  • Health Insurance:  Company pays 75% of monthly premiums for employees and their families
  • Dental Insurance
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan:  Company matches dollar-for-dollar up to 15%
  • Short-term and Long-term disability coverage after one year of employment
  • Accidental death/dismemberment coverage after one year of employment
  • Life insurance coverage after one year of employment
  • Travel, travel time, lodging, per diem, company paid