PLC programmer/ Automation Engineer Temp Staff

PLC programmer/ Automation Engineer Temp Staff

Black-Peak recruits and staffs highly-skilled contract workers for short term and long term engagements, including PLC Programmers, Systems Integrators, HMI / SCADA Developers, and Automation Engineers with Rockwell Automation and Allen Bradley systems experience.

We provide our clients with fast and efficient services and produce industry specific contract talent for systems integration, PLC programming and commissioning.

Black-Peak has over 2 decades in successfully building contract teams and staff augmentation for Systems Integrators, PLC programmers, HMI and SCADA developers of 1 or more staff, with a very short ramp up time.

We have successfully supplied immediate contractor resources clients in the following industries:

Oil & Gas sectors including upstream, mid-steam and downstream controls and automation operations throughout the Permian Basin, Bakken Regions, Eagle Ford, and all other areas in West Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and other areas including offshore drilling in the gulf and Alaska areas.

Pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences process controls and automation production throughout the Boston, RTP, San Francisco and many other regions in the USA.

Food & Beverage process control and automation production operations throughout the mid-west and east coast areas.  From frozen foods and bakery automation to juice and brewery production controls and automation, we have provided leading contract personnel.


Process/How We Work

Small contract teams can be assembled in 1 -2 weeks, while larger contract teams (ie: 20+ specialized contract resources) can be assembled and commissioned in 1 to 3 months’ time.  Length of time: Average three-months to multi-year contract workers.

The types of skills and experience include: Programming Allen Bradley Studio 5000  / RSLogix 5000 / RSLogix 500 for ControlLogix, CompactLogix, GuardLogix, MicroLogix, SLC, etc.   Configuration of HMI including FactoryTalk View SE/ ME, Panelview and many others.  Additional skills with drives, instrumentation, industrial network communications.

Black-Peak has successfully identified and provided over 1600 Controls & Automation professionals and PLC Programmers on contract to complete project tasks and get our clients across the finish line with critical projects, over the last 20 years’.

Our candidate sourcing efforts also include additional job promotion and spend budget, pre-employment background checks and drug testing included with each hire. Additional discounts may apply for multiple hires or exclusivity.

Company’s choosing Black-Peak to provide Rockwell Automation/ Allen Bradley Systems Integrators and PLC Programmers range from large Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies to multi-office Systems Integrators and small sized business as well.

Why are so many employers turning to Black-Peak?   We can identify, source and deploy the best contract PLC programmers within a matter of days.  While many employers have similar roles open for weeks and months, we continually meet demands and have qualified contract staff to work onsite at our clients’ within days.

How do we do this?

Our expert recruitment team, is comprised of industry Controls & Automation Engineers, connecting, building relationships and identifying talent on a daily basis.   This is coupled with our own proprietary database of PLC programmers, Automation Engineers & Technicians which employs a “peak performance” and personal touch approach to keep current roles in front of the best professionals in the industry. There is no substitute for the personal interaction and industry knowledge we offer to the candidates we communicate with. Each and every detail we execute, results in the overall success for our clients meeting their project objectives.Our Competitive Advantage – click to learn moreExpand

  • Gain access to a network of specialized talent.
  • Job Boards and Resume databases are only part of the Solution.  Our expert team brings real results the websites and job boards cannot match.
  • With Temp staff, Black-Peak will eliminate your need for employee payroll, employer taxes, benefits, WC/ GL / EL Insurance, paid time off, unemployment, pre-employment drug testing and background checks – Money & Time Savings
  • Keep up with industry trends.
  • Direct Hire Staffing fee discounts can be offered for staffing multiple roles within a year. This Equals Savings.
  • A partner who is committed for the long term.
  • Hiring Managers: Receive Expert Advice on a Specific Position by our recruitment industry experts.
  • ·         Direct Hire Staffing fee discounts can be offered for staffing multiple roles within a year. This Equals Savings.


About Black-Peak

Black-Peak is your recruitment solution for hiring experienced engineers and technical professionals.

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Black-Peak’s recruiting team is highly experienced in successfully serving and placing individuals nationwide. As former professionals in process control and factory automation, instrumentation, mechanical, electrical and other specialized fields, Black-Peak recruiters have an understanding of the industries in which they place. By forming relationships with each and every client and using past experiences, we are able to successfully connect employers to the largest network for talent in the nation.

For nearly 20 years, Black-Peak has developed a one-of-a-kind recruiting method that is guaranteed to match the best candidates to your business.

Our methods produce results oriented hiring for our clients.


“Working with Jim and the Black-Peak team has helped our field engineering operations tremendously.  After identifying our needs, Black-Peak identified and on boarded 6 contract controls engineers to commission PLC’s, HMI and Instrumentation in the field for a 1 year contract for automated fracking sites.  By providing us with qualified staff, we had minimal downtime for training and we noticed a very quick ramp up, which resulted in completing the project 2 months early for a 430k cost savings.    We are in the midst of hiring Black-Peak again to supply additional contract controls engineers for a smaller sized project. “George
Automation Group Leader – Oil & Gas

“After procuring 2 contracts through our sales group I was tasked to bring in PLC programmers with Industrial Network skills.  We were installing a complete automation systems including Rockwell Automation ControlLogix with FactoryTalk HMI for 3 foods process facilities.  Our staff was already overbooked and there was potential to lose the project if we could not get resources out within 4 weeks.  I had been referred to contact Black-Peak and it certainly paid off, because we had some very good people onsite within the timeframes we needed and after solving some complex issues with the commissioning work, we landed additional projects with our customer.  I’m still amazed at the level of understanding of the skills and talents we needed and the hard work Black-Peak endured to make things happen.  We had an option for direct hire, and we ended up hiring several of Black-Peak’s contract PLC programmers and engineers to work for us directly at the end of the contract.  This was a win-win. “Kyle, VP of Engineering
Systems Integration & Automation

“The fastest turn-around on qualified people I have seen, consistently.   From the initial meeting to all pre-employment verifications, they are fast and understand the business we’re in.  Unlike some traditional staffing agencies, I felt Black-Peak knew our needs and recommended people we could start quickly.  Now, we’re on year 5 with Jim and the Black-Peak team and they continue to approach each project with high standards.   With the experienced contract labor provided, we came in under budget on a few of the projects and have a total savings of $2.7M. “Laura, Industrial Automation Project Leader
Midstream Gas Measurement