Automation Programmer - Entry Level


Lyndhurst , VA 22952

Dependent upon experience


Entry Level

Associate/Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology Preferred



Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated and driven Entry-Level Automation Programmer to join our expanding office in Lyndhurst, VA. This position is responsible for the programming and implementation of various industrial automation systems including PLC systems used in an industrial refrigeration & construction setting. Office based with occasional travel required.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. is a locally owned, premier custom refrigeration system company that strives to provide a one-stop shop for our valued customers. We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients. Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified, dedicated, passionate new teammates who share our drive and vision.

About the Position:

  • Job Security: Long-term, permanent position with benefits
  • Weekends off!
  • Weekly pay
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days

Key Duties:

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


  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology is preferred. Will also consider Computer Science or associates degree in related fields.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Allen Bradley and PLC Direct hardware
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn HMI and Wonderware Intouch
  • Experience with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other microcontrollers for projects may substitute for direct HMI/PLC experience
  • Experience with HTML5, Microsoft .NET, and/or relational databases is a plus
  • AutoCAD  or other design software (Solidworks, Inventor, etc) knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of communication and controls networking principles
  • Willingness to learn National Electrical Code and NFPA regulatory standards


  • Health Insurance:  Company pays 75% of the monthly premiums for employees and their families
  • Dental Insurance
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available (Aflac)
  • 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
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)

Rev. 11/8/2017