Automation Controls Engineer


The Automation Controls Engineer will oversee automation system, design / reconfigure to existing electrical systems and controls software for custom industrial machinery to assemble, install, and perform validation and verification testing of flight critical components and sub-systems. Work may include creating detailed electrical schematics, software design, and system design of automated manufacturing equipment, subassemblies, and parts.  This is an on-site position located in the Kearney Mesa area of San Diego, CA.


  • Oversee day to day operations of current automation system and sub-systems.
  • Design of systems to assemble, install, and perform validation and verification testing of flight critical components and sub-systems. 
  • Develop / modify SCADA system using Ignition Software.
  • Work closely with the Design and Manufacturing Engineering organizations
  • Develop full designs, drawing packages, BOMs, and assembly instructions for the electrical systems of the above projects
  • Commission and Improve Equipment to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Design, write, and debug of PLC software that is functional and scalable throughout the company’s organizations
  • Create elegant and ergonomic HMI and SCADA tools
  • Integrate production data into databases and MES solutions
  • Lead integration of designs and ensure that the systems meet initial design requirements, while remaining flexible to the constraints of a fast-moving workplace
  • Create and implement tools to maximize Design Team productivity


  • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Mechatronics Engineering or a relevant discipline
  • 4+ years of work experience in relevant industry
  • SCADA experience preferred
  • Strong engineering knowledge and instincts
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • The ability to work with many different people and manage working relationships
  • Proficiency in Computer Aided Design, and electrical schematic creation
  • Experience in system design of automated manufacturing equipment
  • Mechanical design and fabrication of weldments, sheet metal, and machined parts
  • System designs utilizing mechatronic and pneumatic components
  • Hands on experience building and wiring electrical panels
  • Experience with project execution from initial concept development through to final commissioning of system

As the world of electronics demands increasing processing power and further miniaturization and transportation into electrification, KULR’s disruptive, game-changing thermal management technology strives to solve the challenge of keeping electronics cooler, lighter, and safer in an ethical and environmentally sustainable manner.  KULR benefits include 100% employer paid medical insurance, PTO, and Paid Holidays.  Come be part of a growing team of thoughtful, smart, and hardworking individuals!

KULR is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. U.S. Citizenship is required or most positions.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources department at (408) 675-7002 x156.

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