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Redding, California


Department: Systems

Position Title: Programmer

Supervisor: Soultions Manager

Compensation: Hourly, Commensurate to Skills and Experience

Hours: Full-time: Monday -Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm


  • Two weeks paid vacation.

  • Eight paid holidays.

  • ICHRA Health Insurance Reimbursement or Health Insurance Stipend.

  • Other benefits accrue over the first 3-24 months, including additional paid vacation, no-cost primary medical care membership, 401k, 401k matching, and quarterly profit sharing.

Place of Work: Corporate Headquarters, 1730 South Street, Redding, CA 96001

Position Description:

MEW is looking for a PLC Programmer to join our automation team to provide technical support and troubleshooting  expertise to our operations, build upon existing infrastructure and contribute to a proficient and effective control system for PLC, HMI, SCADA and other automation systems. The ideal candidate is reliable in delivering mission-critical support with an eye toward improvement, optimization, and security.


  • Day to day troubleshooting of PLC/HMI/SCADA programming.

  • Work on controls, sensors, variable frequency drives, and flow meters.

  • Change and set parameters on meters and automation devices and update device/program software as needed.

  • Assist in maintaining backups of programs and changes.

  • Assist in maintaining documentation of new sites and changes to existing sites.

  • Utilize project tracking software to ensure tasks are completed.

  • Commission new sites and provide technical support to field technician to ensure automation equipment is set up and working properly

  • Coordinate work with other members of the systems team.

  • Research and develop understanding of programming, installation and troubleshooting of field devices and possible enhancements.

  • Assist preparing cost estimates.

  • Assist in project tracking and documentation.

  • Potential travel time.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Knowledge of technical controls and troubleshooting skills.

  • Automation Skills preferred.

  • Use and understand Ladder logic.

  • Understand and diagnose, using a multimeter, basic current, voltage and resistance concepts.

  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous projects.

  • Demonstration of a professional attitude and courtesy towards others.

  • Ability to work independently and problem solve.

  • Understanding of computer networks and/or information technology.

  • Understanding of control system networks, e.g. Ethernet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, etc.

  • Ability to read elementary process and instrumentation diagrams.

  • PLC control system design experience a plus.

  • Extensive electrical knowledge is a plus.

  • B.S. Engineering Degree or Automation certificate is a plus.

  • Must be proficient in English

Please email résumé and references to Maas Energy Works at

Maas Energy Works is the leading developer and operator of on-farm, waste-to-energy systems in the United States. The Company designs, develops, constructs, and operates biogas renewable energy generation systems, primarily on dairy farms. Our projects include anaerobic digesters, biogas-powered electric generation, renewable natural gas upgrading.

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