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Associate Controls Engineer

Longmont, Colorado

Success Profile

What makes a successful Associate Controls Engineer? Here are the top traits.

  • Conceptual
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Strategic
  • Technologically Savvy
  • Visual Thinker



Make an impact by using your problem-solving skills to assure maximum “uptime” for our products and a smooth experience for our customers, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.


Monitor and analyze insights on the next steps of improving care through our evolving data and technology tools.

From Creating

solutions that help break down affordability barriers to improving distribution that helps maintain drug efficacy, you’ll play a key role in shaping a global industry.


  • Coverage you can rely on

    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Health Spending Accounts
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Benefits that go beyond your base pay

    • 401(k) (U.S.)
    • Pension (Canada)
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Support for total well-being

    • Mental Health Programs
    • Flexible Schedules
    • Paid Time Off
    • Wellness Program
    • Education Reimbursement
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Environment
  • A global leader of inclusion

    McKesson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top. We have also been named a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.


McKesson is seeking an Associate Controls Engineer candidate for our Longmont, CO facility with an opportunity to work from home. This role is responsible for programing, supporting, and troubleshooting automated machines and will be tasked to lead some controls exercises with Covermymeds and within the Controls Department. Additionally, be a key member of the team for field implementation and support.

A key candidate will provide technical expertise and develops solutions to automation technical problems. Has wide understanding of controls-related products, solutions, and engineering concepts. Supports development specifications, reads and reviews device layout drawings and control schematics, and uses PLC controls logic to provide solutions to new projects or customer issues.

Critical Skills and/or Experience

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles and industrial automation

  • Ability to read and understand system layouts, schematics, and control devices

  • Ability to troubleshoot and adjust PLC programs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail and deadlines

  • Troubleshoot packaging machines and resolve a high percentage of mechanical, electrical, and programming issues unassisted.

  • Team-oriented and collaborative

  • Creative-thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Adept at electrical wiring and troubleshooting

  • Demonstrate strong leadership ability

  • Self-motivated and a willingness to learn

  • Experience interfacing with both internal team members and external customers as part of a solution-based service process.

Additional Knowledge and skills

  • Familiarity with Beckhoff TwinCat 3 Programming software, Allen-Bradley, Siemens or equivalent IEC 61131-3 standard controls programing software

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Robotic System experience

  • Vision System experience

  • Visual studio experience

  • Atlassian - Jira experience

  • Experience with Solidworks or AutoCAD Electrical

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the checkout of diverse control scheme designs for state-of-the-art automated pharmaceutical equipment

  • Collaborate with controls engineer verifying PLC programs, program updates communicated through our internal change request system. Document and provide change request with electrical schematics that require further review and red-lining.

  • Experience diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electromechanical, and/or electronic equipment. Provides expertise for conveyor systems, automated and semi-automated material handling systems, static and dynamic storage systems, and robotic modules

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities by identifying and appropriately escalating process and product quality gaps, providing solutions when possible.

  • Ability to deliver results in an uncertain environment, ability to multitask and prioritize.

  • Must possess great documentation skills with the ability to produce extremely accurate, complete and timely customer technical reports that can be submitted to customers with confidence.

  • Help develop wiring and programming standards for the future of the company

  • Assist team of engineers through high level projects, research development and support

  • Help deploy programming for various new machines and works closely with software developers to troubleshoot any interface issues

  • Lead on-site implementation for controls systems on customers sites

  • Tracking of workload via Jira

  • Provide engineering support and service leadership to the organizations’ efforts to resolve complex customer technical issues controls, software or hardware issues

  • Work on system mechanical and software start-up

  • Archive all internal machine functional specifications and hardware architectures

  • Actively participate in cross functional teams that may include Software Engineering, Product Management and Hardware Engineering on feature design and requirements

  • Participate in customer site visits to intervene with resolving problems of high severity

  • In-depth knowledge of the diagnosis, repair & debugging of software & hardware automation

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent engineering degree OR Combination of training and experience providing required knowledge, skills and abilities, such as Associate’s degree in electronics, electrical, or controls engineering or a related field with experience commissioning controls-related systems at customer facilities


Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 50% if required

At CoverMyMeds, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at CoverMyMeds, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at CoverMyMeds. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$30.62 - $51.04

CoverMyMeds is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.​