Your interest in employment at Birket Engineering is appreciated. We are a growing company with an excellent international reputation. We are proud that many of our employees are recognized for their talents and accomplishments in the industry. Our diverse and qualified staff has solidified us as an industry leader.

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We currently provide the following benefits to all our employees.

  • Insurance: Group health (PPO or HMO, your choice), short and long term disability, dental, and basic life. You choose the coverage that you need. The company pays half the cost of coverage for you, your spouse, and dependents.
  • 401K plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 7.5 fixed holidays plus one floating holiday per year
  • Two weeks of paid vacation per year, and three weeks per year after five years of service
  • Schedule flexibility for those with special family needs



The following job descriptions are representative of positions that we may fill in the months ahead. Our actual requirements are determined by our variable project workload.

We invite you to submit your resume for the open positions described below.

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POSITION: Hardware / Systems Engineer (Mid-Level)

Status: Not Currently Open

Job Description:

Under the direction or guidance of Senior Engineers, Principal Engineers or the Engineering Manager, designs, tests, upgrades, repairs, optimizes, installs, commissions and documents industrial-style control systems for the themed entertainment industry.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Design industrial-style control systems containing, but not limited to, PLCs, industrial Ethernet networks, distributed I/O, drives, motors, sensors, industrial user interfaces, power management and surge suppression.
  • Install, commission, test and troubleshooting control systems in domestic and international locations (often for extended periods of time).
  • Create system testing plans, user / maintenance manuals and system documentation.
  • Conduct or assist in systems hazards analysis process.
  • Research and recommend ‘best practices’ solutions for engineering problems.
  • May mentor and coach new junior engineers.
  • Continual progress leads to Senior Engineer responsibilities with major project management responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience equivalent of a degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent education) and five years of professional experience in industrial automation or other controls industry.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD assembly and schematic design
  • Proficient with Allen-Bradley products and component specifications
  • Experience with industrial drives, motors, and motion control principles and applications
  • Knowledge of industry standards (UL508A, NFPA79, IEC, NEC)
  • Ability to quickly learn, adapt, and be self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet budget and delivery schedules on multiple projects many running concurrently.

Desirable Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficient with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Allen-Bradley Controllogix, Guardlogix, and Drives configuration, setup and programming experience
  • Knowledge of safety standards IEC/EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849
  • PE license a plus.
  • Ability to travel for extended periods on projects. We expect continued growth with our domestic clients throughout the United States and anticipate significant growth in our Asian markets and new projects in the Middle East and Europe.
  • Foreign languages are a plus but not required. Mandarin, Arabic, French, Japanese are all helpful for current and foreseeable projects and clients.
  • Experience in theme parks or other entertainment venues a definite plus


POSITION: Controls Engineer

Status: Not Currently Open

Position requires experience in designing, testing, commissioning, documenting, and/or maintaining control systems based upon Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), hardwired logic, PCs, and other controllers.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Analyze client needs and specifications to determine, recommend and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.
  • Design and produce drawings of electrical systems, prepare documentation
  • Liaison with clients and contractors
  • Contribute to project bids
  • Research suitable solutions and estimate costs
  • Field commissioning and troubleshooting

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent in a related field
  • Proven experience in PLC logic and programming
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality assurance
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects in deadline oriented work environment

Desired qualifications

  • Entertainment industry experience (theater, theme park, special effects, rigging, etc.) a plus
  • Allen-Bradley or SIEMENS PLCs, safety system design, industrial controls, motor and motion controls, sensors, device interfacing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot interfaces between hardware and software
  • Ability to work in deadline oriented atmosphere

Physical demands

May require on site installation supervision; long hours in the field. Domestic and international travel may be required with extended stays in the field.


POSITION: Software Engineer

Status: Not Currently Open

Required skills

  • Experience in designing, writing, testing, commissioning, documenting, and/or maintaining real-time software for embedded systems, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  • Applicants should possess a BSEE or a BS in Computer Science. A willingness to travel extensively is a plus but not a requirement.

Desired skills and experience

  • Allen-Bradley PLC tools
  • Windows VB or VC++
  • WonderWare, RSView and related Microsoft Access PC tools
  • Safety engineering
  • User-interface design
  • Applied real-time networks
  • Device interfacing
  • Show control protocols
  • Entertainment industry (theater, theme park, special effects, rigging,etc.)
  • Industrial controls
  • Field commissioning
  • Creativity
  • Good communications skills


POSITION: AutoCAD Controls System Electrical Designer/Drafter

Status: Not currently open

Required skills
This position requires experience in AutoCAD 14 for the design and drafting of wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, and electrical/electronic assembly and packaging.

Desired skills and experience

  • At least two years experience, at least one with control systems or low voltage electrical systems
  • Microsoft Office experience, such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Electrical Assembly experience
  • Electrical Circuit Design experience
  • Excellent Communication skills

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