Senior Controls Engineer



10,001+ employees

Online home goods retailer

Consumer Goods


Plainfield, IL, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Masters' Degree preferred not required
  • Experience 5+ years in field engineering/application material handling field
  • AMR project life cycle experience
  • Demonstrated experience with PLC and HMI applications
  • Experience programming Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens control panels
  • Knowledge of power of control hardware and mechanical design
  • Has lead a team of CE's for at least 2+ years
  • Proficient with SQL or other relational database query language
  • Ability to read and understand technical and software documentation, set up and troubleshoot various communications networks
  • Capability to troubleshoot hardware systems, components, devices, etc.
  • Understands safety requirements of machine design and functionality and ensures issues/questions are raised accordingly
  • Detail oriented, with strong analytical and organizational skills, who is also highly results oriented and proactive
  • Understanding of Warehouse Management Systems and Control Systems are required to be successful in this role
  • Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills. Effectively communicating with business partners and senior management both local and remote
  • Ability to identify critical path items and adjust priorities accordingly with supporting documentation (priorities may change weekly)
  • CEMA Standards familiarity
  • Use NFPA79 design guidelines
  • ISO 13849 Machine Safety
  • Create SCADA platforms using Ignition 8.X
  • Write PLC programs and AOI in the desired platform used in live production of Wayfair systems (AB, Siemens, etc)
  • PLC Code development/knowledge in Material Handling (transportation, merges, sortation, etc.)
  • Leading AMR sortation projects (globally)
  • Coordinate meetings and presentations to facilitate communication between stakeholders and vendors
  • Craft clear and concise messages tailored to senior level stakeholder groups
  • Challenge detail designs and black box systems
  • Design and execute small engineered planned hardware/software projects
  • Server architecture management for vendor software design environments
  • Python software code writing
  • Create diagrams for a machine or process
  • Setup WMS PLC Software interface standards
  • Set electrical Installation standards
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and CAD drawings
  • Server build specs and design environments
  • PLC and scanner interface coding and data code manipulation
  • Introduce Engineering/Equipment Change Request (ECR) and Engineering Change Authorization (ECA) processes to the enterprise
  • Writes engineering instructions (EI)
  • Effectively writes and executes appropriate turnover procedures
  • Provides commissioning support for machine and system installations and start up support
  • Performs Vendor Acceptance Test (VAT)
  • Train and mentor team members and Maintenance Techs
  • Capable of generating and implementing safety validation plans
  • Ability and willingness to travel 50% with some International travel

Wayfair's mission is on a mission to help everyone, anywhere create their feeling of home. Wayfair is an online retailer that offers a wide selection of home furnishings and decor.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth