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Interstates Process Automation Programmer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Process Automation Programmer

City/TownSioux Falls



Interstates is growing, and we are currently seeking a Process Automation Programmer to join our Automation Team for our Sioux Center or Sioux Falls offices.

The Process Automation Programmer will be responsible for the programming, implementation, testing, and documentation of potentially complex, technically oriented and sensitive computerized automated control systems.

Interstates seeks ambitious, innovative individuals with the ability to grow and maintain value-added relationships with our team and external customers.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Control System Programming: PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), and / or the HMI (Human Machine Interface), and databases, and thus could require programming in several PC languages.

  • Work within project teams consisting of clients, electrical engineers, control system programmers, and information system programmers to deliver integrated automation solutions.

  • Provide plant check-out, commissioning, and start-up services at customer sites.

  • Troubleshooting control system issues, helping support existing client applications, general client communication.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or a related technical field

  • Or equivalent combination of education and related experience/training

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge in designing and developing control systems

  • Knowledge in HMI / SCADA programming, and PLC programming

  • Knowledge in the programming and configuration of Variable Frequency Drive

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Great communication (verbal, written, listening) and teamwork skills

  • Knowledge of manufacturing & mechanical systems

Travel: This position is located in our Sioux Center or Sioux Falls office and travel may be required up to 35% of the time.

About us:

For over fifty years, we’ve tackled complex challenges and developed innovative solutions. Yet, the most impressive thing we’ve built is our team. At Interstates we treat each other like family, because the foundation of our success is our team. We’ve created a collaborative workplace based on trust, integrity, and support. We offer opportunities for education and career growth, one of the best safety records in the business, and benefits that put our families first.


  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Company paid Short and long-term disability

  • Paid time off and Holidays

  • Matching 401k program

  • Pay for performance bonuses

  • HSA contributions

  • Casual dress code

  • Safety focused culture

  • Family focused culture

  • Community Give back opportunities

Interstates is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer and provides a drug free work environment.