Salary: Open DOE

Position Location: Mandeville, LA


Keystone Engineering is currently seeking an entry level Controls & Automation Engineer to join our Mandeville team.


  • Works under the direction of a Lead Control Systems Engineer or higher ranked person.

  • Has working knowledge of PC’s and MS Office software.

  • Performs tasks under close supervision to initiate learning the details of designing or modifying electronic control systems.

  • Works with senior Controls & Automation personnel to learn:

    • Client’s requirements for control systems that monitor, record and control various processes.

    • If system is new and no other systems exist, receive Clients preferences for type of system, type of equipment, brand names of equipment and other information critical to the design.

    • If a control system exists and additions or modifications will be made to the system, determine type of existing system, type of existing equipment, brand names of existing equipment, and other information critical to the design.

    • Where possible, identify the programming languages required to program the system and components.

  • Develops an awareness of most control systems, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems with local and remote PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers), RTU’s (Remote Terminal Units), or DCS (Distributed Control Systems).

  • Learns how to program the equipment selected for the system.  This may involve different programming for different components.   

  • Develops the skills required to design control systems.

  • Continues to complete the requirements to become a Registered Professional Engineer.

  • Develops an awareness of project schedule and budget.

  • Continuously practices Quality Control while executing the work.



  • Entry Level - 4 years experience

  • B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office, Plant/Refinery, Offshore​



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