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Job Opening – Controls Engineer

We are looking for a self-starter and dynamic PLC Controls Engineer with a “figure-it-out” mind set to join our small engineering team involved in new control systems development, upgrades and service call support. This a key role within Nova Systems and has responsibility for the implementation and oversight of control systems technical aspects as assigned by the Technical Team Lead or Project Manager.

3-5 years’ experience of control systems design and development of controls from the plant floor to the top floor enterprise connectivity. 3-5 years’ experience supporting customer site service calls.

General Responsibilities

  • Support the Project Manager in delivering systems on time and within cost constraints.
  • Design, specify, and configure control systems and components including power components for new controls systems and retrofits comprising PLCs, HMIs, Servo Drives, VFD’s, DC Drives, sensors etc.
  • Help in the development of proposals and be a technical resource for the business development team.
  • Experience of programming and specifying products from B&R, Omron, ABB, Rockwell, and others.
  • Create custom PLC/HMI code.
  • Generate initial BOM’s and give direction to CAD drafters and occasionally complete CAD work.
  • Develop and execute test plans and record results and resolve issues before system delivery.
  • Conduct offsite system commissioning and fault finding.
  • Occasionally select and supervise contractors and suppliers as needed.
  • A sense of ownership and urgency on own work assignments leading to the use of discretion and self judgement to accomplish tasks is required for this role.
  • Be available to the fabrication team to be able to resolve problems encountered during the fabrication and install of systems.
  • Generate documentation for systems.
  • Work and feel comfortable working and engaging directly with customers at a customer location.


  • BS degree required.
  • 3-5 years design, implementation and test experience required.
  • Must have CAD experience for control panel and schematic generation.
    • Bentley Promis.e preferred
  • PLCs & HMI’s– IEC61131-3 Programming experience required.
  • Experience of SCADA, IIoT, Edge device configuration, remote connectivity and diagnostics highly preferred
  • Working knowledge and understanding the application of UL508, UL508A, and CE for industrial controls design required.
  • Experience managing projects on time and on budget required.
  • Must be able to convey technical vision clearly and simply to management.
  • Must have good technical writing and oral communication skills.
  • Robotics experience a strong plus.

Job Opening – Junior controls Engineer

Nova Systems has a new position for a Junior Controls Engineer for the right person. The role will be highly technical and will see an entry level engineer grow into an experienced Controls Engineer. Nova is looking for the right person to invest in for the long term.

This essential and new role is highly important to the growth of the business and requires a person who has high energy levels and a friendly and positive personality focused on results. Our ideal new team member will be technically minded with a focus on being a practical engineer as well as being grounded in theory. This essential role will drive the company in capability, competence and grow our capacity to undertake new and complex designs involving robotics, cloud-based analytics, and new process automation techniques. This person will be involved in CAD, PLC and HMI Programming, systems fabrication, Installation support and product testing.

The ideal person will want to grow in technical capability and knowledge and be prepared to undertake some early career growth training and experience in the Systems Integrator world. This role doesn’t expect the new team member to know everything on day 1, but have the ability and desire to learn it. Nova is willing to help the right candidate continue their educational journey from a 2-year degree to obtaining a bachelor’s degree through company sponsorship and training.


  • Create CAD drawings using Promis-e.
  • Create Bills of Material and assist in generating parts lists and estimated costs.
  • Build controls panels and help develop and execute product test plans.
  • Support senior engineers in design and develop of complex equipment.
  • Support service calls by going onsite at a customer location and participate in debugging and repairing systems.
  • Be apart of a training plan and education program in controls engineering.


  • 2 Year Technical degree required- preferably in Electrical and/or Controls Engineering.
  • 0-2-year general engineering experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Driver’s license and personal vehicle essential.

Other notes

This position is ideally suited to a person who wants to join a company for multiple years and be capable and desires to undertake professional training and growth over a 2-4-year period. Nova wants a person to invest in and grow into a competent engineer with a structured approach of on the job training and formal education. Nova will offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a flexible working environment to the right candidate.

new ownership at Nova

Milwaukee, WI: Nova Systems Inc. celebrating its 25th year in business, today announces its sale to Andy Organ and Heidi Organ.  They have jointly acquired the Company from long term owners, Kenn Anderson and Sara Miller.  Kenn Anderson commented, “Andy, who has a background in Electrical and Controls Engineering and general management, will be able to lead Nova Systems as it continues to provide current and future customers with the best in precision motion control applications, systems integration and process automation.”  Kenn will be working with Andy, introducing him to Nova System’s customers and vendors through the end of the year, before he retires in mid-2021.  After a brief transition, Sara will be retiring. 

“We are very excited to become part of Nova Systems and to continue its commitment to customers and its engineering heritage with a strong legacy of team work at all levels of the company,” says Andy Organ, who is the President and General Manager and will lead all aspects of the Company.

Andy Organ brings over 25 years’ experience in both electrical engineering and management roles focusing on product development in technology enterprises, both domestically and internationally.  Heidi Organ, who will be leading the company in its digital transformation will be VP/CFO and has significant experience in logistics, accounting and continuous process improvement.  As a great team, together, they will maintain Nova Systems’ historical Mission and to promote its historical small business culture. Nova is looking to future of growth as it reinvents itself, grounded in superior customer support, technical competence, and an unwavering commitment to the environment and the local community. 

Andy and Heidi plan on continuing to operate Nova Systems with its historical focus on complex motion control applications, PLC and PC control systems design and programming, robust panel design and fabrication with superior airflow and EMC hardness. They also plan on introducing an updated brand, Nova-SI focusing on new technology, Industry 4.0 and IIoT in process automation. Nova Systems will be continuing to deliver as a leading systems integrator in Milwaukee and the greater Wisconsin area.

About Nova System Inc:

Nova Systems is an electrical engineering company specializing in precision motion control applications, systems integration, HMI development, machine control systems and process automation. Nova’s engineering team is experienced in IEC 61131 standard programming for brands such as Omron, Rockwell Automation, ABB, Schneider and others. Nova’s other capabilities include EMC robust and airflow optimized panel design and fabrications with the ability to apply the UL-508A listing mark. Nova has a complex CAD capability for new and existing systems design and development, allowing smart drawings to be created in a short time period while eliminating wiring errors and providing consistent drawings.

Nova’s service includes routine and emergency onsite service, repair and upgrades. To accomplish this Nova’s team includes project managers, electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians. The unique blend of project oversight, hardware, software and CAD specialists at Nova Systems gives this team the capability to assisting our clients with all aspects of a project from design and documentation to construction, installation and training for domestic and foreign equipment.

Nova Systems Inc. is located at 11707B, W Dearbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53226