San Luis Obispo, California

Company Overview and Values

Why work at Entegris?Lead. Inspire. Innovate. Define Your Future.Not everyone who works for a global company shares the same background, experiences and perspectives. We leverage the differences of our employees to bring new ideas to the table. Every employee throughout the company is encouraged to share input on projects and initiatives. Our decision making process is truly a collaborative effort as we realize there are leaders at every level of the organization. We put our values at the core of how we operate as an organization - not just when it's convenient, but in a lasting and meaningful way. We want the time and energy you spend here to have a positive impact on your life inside and outside of the office.

Entegris is a values-driven culture and our employees rally around our core PACE values: People Accountability

Creativity Excellence
The Role

Entegris is seeking an Automation Engineer for the San Luis Obispo, CA location. This position will report to the Manager, Software Engineering and will be responsible for design, detailing, and documenting electrical control systems and software used in Microcontamination Control products, primarily Ultra High Purity (UHP) gas purification systems assembled at this facility.Domestic and international travel may be necessary in this role to support these systems out in the field.
In this role you will
  • Design and release control systems for new product development: assist in the selection of sensors and devices, create preliminary cost estimates, conduct inter-department design reviews, manage engineering change control documentation.
  • Support Manufacturing during the production of purifiers: troubleshoot and resolve software and controls problems on the production floor, provide input for Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering process improvement.
  • Support Customer Service in repairing or updating products in the field: fix issues or modify the function of software and controls, provide technical input for the creation of Work Instructions.
  • Provide technical input for product manuals, product catalogs and sales literature
  • Provide control systems training to other Entegris engineers and technicians.
Traits we believe make a strong candidate
  • Bachelor's degree in Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other closely related area of study OR relative professional experience.
  • Knowledge of automation control systems, PLC (Schneider, Siemens, Allen-Bradley) and HMI.
  • Proficiency with IEC 61131-3 industrial programming languages, primarily ladder logic and structured text.
  • Experience using one or more Industrial Control Programming and Development Environments: Machine Expert, Simatic Manager Step 7, RSLogix 500, Studio 5000, DSLaunch 6.
  • Ability to understand and communicate software design trade-offs and stakeholder requirements.
  • Project management skills: planning, organization, ability to communicate with various functions, and work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • Additional preferred skills include: SAP, JIRA.
Your success will be measured by
  • Dedication to Excellence - this person must be committed to accurate, complete work and on-time performance.
  • Accountability, Trust, Integrity - this person must hold themselves to the highest standards and be accountable for their decisions.
What we offer:

Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you're looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.
  • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
  • A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match that's all yours- no vesting!
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you're happy and healthy.
  • A progressive PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!


At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.

San Luis Obispo, California

Our organization proudly supports our Nation’s active and reserve military service members, veterans, and their families. Entegris honors the extraordinary sacrifices you have made for our country and realize that through this service, you bring a unique set of values, perspectives, and experiences with you. At Entegris, we put our values - People, Accountability, Creativity and Dedication to Excellence - at the core of how we operate as an organization. We believe what we do is as important as how we do it. We want you to be part of our dynamic culture, which champions leaders at every level of the company.

More about Entegris

Through the power of our solutions and technology expertise, Entegris provides customers with innovative, science-based solutions to their toughest technology challenges.  Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, Entegris employs approximately 5,100 people worldwide, with roughly half employed in Asia-Pacific or Europe. With research and development, customer service, analytical labs, and manufacturing in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe, Entegris supports customers around the globe as they take technology to the next level.

We Are Hiring! 

Are you a transitioning member of the military or a military veteran who is looking for a civilian career that provides opportunities for growth and career advancement?  Entegris is currently looking for Technicians, Engineers, Supervisors, Operators and Managers.  If you are interested in a career in one of these fields, check out our current open positions to the right for more information and to apply today!

What Happens After You Apply?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’ on an Entegris job posting, you will be re-directed to fill out an application on Entegris’ career page.  In order to be considered for next steps, please complete the application on Entergis’ career page and make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once Entegris reviews your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to schedule you for an interview.

How to Win an Interview with Entegris:

1.     Review the job description for the specific position you are applying for.

2.     Review the company website. Know their mission and values. What do they do? What are their products?

3.     Prepare a few questions to ask on your interview.

4.     Prepare to discuss your military or civilian background and how it relates to the position. 

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