As automation becomes a larger part of our lives, both in our day-to-day lives and in industry, more engineers are choosing a controls engineering career path. Wunderlich-Malec specializes in automation with highly skilled engineers who are controls experts across many industries. We set out to answer the question: How do new engineers start learning about the vast, complex world of controls engineering?
Wunderlich-Malec University: The Development Team
A dedicated group of Wunderlich-Malec engineers used their expertise to design a training program for engineers who are embarking on a career in controls. And wow did they deliver! We are proud of the program that has been created and want to acknowledge the engineers who developed it.
Chance Becker – Associate Controls Engineer – Malta, NY
Wes Herold – Business Unit Manager – Eden Prairie, MN
Davian Richards – Engineering Manager – Eden Prairie, MN
Jerome Wong – Operations Manager – Dallas, TX
Carlos Giron Da Silva – Staff Engineer – Houston, TX
Todd McMurry – Lead Engineer – Malta, NY
Nayeli Castruita – Principal Engineer – Houston, TX
John Hile – Sr. Controls Engineer – St. Louis, MO
Young Yang – Project Manager and Operations Management – Golden, CO
PK Kolluru – Project Manager – Pleasanton, CA
Jared McIrvin – Associate Engineer – Malta, NY
Not pictured: Kurt Wadowick, Connor Lawrence, Jason Pahl, Kyle Kreisler, Steve Fitzgerald. A special thank you to Chance Becker, Connor Lawrence, and Jared McIrvin for their work with the design and building of the panels.
The early career engineers and intern program is a hands-on, interactive course with three modules – PLC, HMI, and I&E complete with a virtual machine environment, hardware trainer kit, and instructional labs. Engineers who go through the course will develop a foundation of knowledge and skills that can be applied to the many industries Wunderlich-Malec serves from Life Sciences, Environmental Services, Building Automation, Oil & Gas, to Theme Parks (rides!), among others. This training program has standardized our early career training across the company enabling us to have a centralized, shared knowledge base company-wide.
In addition to technical skills for early career engineers and interns, we have training modules to upskill current company employee-owners (Wunderlich-Malec employees) in the areas of leadership, Project Management, and Business Development. Learn more about Careers at Wunderlich-Malec.