How much does a Controls Engineer make in the United States? The average Controls Engineer salary in the United States is $75,492 as of , but the salary range typically falls between $68,157 and $80,517. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Chatham Group - Richmond , VA
CONTROLS ENGINEER - Chemicals Location - Richmond, VA Job Summary: Responsible for electrical, electronic, and computer control systems. Works independently or within a group to build, upgrade and ...
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Nestle Purina PetCare Company - King William , VA
As a Senior Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and improvement of controls and instrumentation systems, including Capital project development, management, and implementation - 16 days ago
E Tech Group - Richmond , VA
We are seeking Controls Engineer who will be part of a growing business to support the design, deployment, testing, and maintenance of of data center control system projects. This role is for a ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 17 days ago
Automationtechies - Richmond , VA
The Controls Engineer will be responsible for electrical, electronic and computer control systems used in projects worked on by the Corporate Engineering group. Works individually or with a project ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 44 days ago
Nestle Purina PetCare Company - King William , VA
Position SummaryAs the Controls Engineer, you are a key site leader responsible for factory process control systems and networks to ensure operation, reliability, and continuous improvement for ... - 45 days ago
Blueprint Automation - Colonial Heights , VA
The Controls Engineer designs, tests, and installs process controls and process automation for the various machines. This includes system programming, estimating costs, and providing technical ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 53 days ago

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