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"For the past 15 years, Sentry Equipment has been good to me and has made me to be the person I am today. Sentry has taught me to work hard, to be proud of what I do and to be be proud of the product we put out."
- Marvin

Safety Manager

Job Summary:

This position will drive the risk assessment process.  Risk Assessment is essentially a strategy that will enable the company to design machinery and equipment that is safe and complies with all applicable standards.  Generally these are type B and C standards produced by organizations such as ISO, ANSI, NFPA, and others that produce national consensus standards. 

The strategy suggested by ISO 12100 is a six step approach:

  • Determine the intended use and possible misuse of the product

  • Identify & quantify hazards

  • Estimate risks associated with hazards and identify those risks that require protective measures

  • Eliminate or mitigate hazards using applicable standards as a guide

  • Document the work in a risk assessment manual produced for each machine

  • The process should be interactive

The strategy at Sentry is to work by a safety committee of four or more employees:

  • One employee for machinery

  • One employee for electrical

  • One employee for training users of the equipment

  • Product Safety Engineer driving the process

  • Other employees sit on the committee as observers

This position also includes managing all areas of workers compensation issues and incidents. Up to and including tracking and maintaining records for working with a third-party admin (ISN, Avetta, First Verify, PMA group)

The Safety Manager will also maintain Tier 2 reporting for DEQ and Hazardous Waste Manifests.  

Required Skills/Abilities

Management selects the machine or equipment to perform risk assessments.  This is driven by customer demand.  The Supervisor will break the machine down into various parts; each part will be vetted separately.  Hazards are identified and quantified.  The committee looks at hazards to develop protective measures in accordance with applicable standards.  All of these steps are documented in a technical manual by the Safety Manager.

Much of this position is being on the floor and checking on the employees to ensure they are following safety protocols and are adequately supplied with all essential PPE.

Supervisor Responsibilities:


Physical Requirements

  • The position will involve walking, bending, stooping, etc. inside the shop while reviewing products and machinery.  Other time will be in an office setting.


As Needed

Timekeeper / Accounting Assistant

Essential Functions:

  • Verify accuracy of weekly timekeeping information for employees

  • Process and calculate weekly employee hours worked and run reports.

  • Maintain and manage timekeeping records of employees.

  • Respond to employees on timekeeping issues.

  • Review semi-monthly timesheets for time entry for incentive pay

  • Work with supervisors and management to resolve payroll hours' discrepancies and calculate any adjustments.

  • Assist with vacation tracking and incentive time.

  • Maintain/protect employee confidence by keeping information confidential

  • Reconcile weekly expense reports for payment.

  • Assist with other special projects as assigned.

Work Environment:

Office Environment

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent communication abilities with aptitude in problem-solving

  • Working knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook) a must.

  • Familiarity with TimeTrax time clock software a plus

  • High school diploma or equivalent; BS/BA in accounting/business administration is a plus

  • Strict confidentiality a must.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently

Supervisor Responsibilities:


Physical Requirements

  • Sitting, working on a computer, taking calls, walking to the shop floor and to other departments


No travel is required


Controls Engineer 

Job Summary 

The Controls Engineer will help design and develop new automation equipment and conveyor systems. The Controls Engineer will work to develop machine and process concepts along with the Engineering team. The ideal candidate will program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, servo drives, and robots from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine-tuning and validation. The Controls Engineer will work closely with our Mechanical Engineering team

Essential Functions 

  • Layout new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant.

  • PLC code will interact with subsystems such as Robots, conveyor systems, and servos. Primarily AB Logix 5000 platform.

  • HMI development is required to simplify machine operations for operators.

  • Hands-on mechanical adjustments with great attention to detail.

  • Prepare software programs for custom conveying and automation systems.

  • Formulate PLC and operator interface programs.

  • Possess a working understanding of schematic wiring diagrams, PLC I/O, connection diagrams, and field drawings for design work.

  • Will conduct Factory Acceptance Tests and functional checks, troubleshoot, start-up of control systems throughout the US.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Current, hands-on knowledge for developing and programming PLC programs preferably Allen Bradley Control Logix, CompactLogix, PLC and SLC, and use of Ethernet

  • Working, hands-on knowledge of Operator interface programs, preferably Allen Bradley Factory Talk View and RS View.

  • AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify or select alternate design approaches.

Required Education & Experience 

Minimum of 2 years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer.

Supervisor Responsibilities:


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand on concrete floor, bend, stoop, and lift steel materials


No travel is required


Field Service Programmer

Job Summary 

The Field Service Programmer provides Electrical Controls service and customer support during field visits to customer facilities

Essential Functions 

  • Read and understand schematic wiring diagrams.

  • Connect to PLCs and navigate programming code.

  • Troubleshoot wiring, Check I/O, Tach conveyors

  • Implement interface connections between PLCs

  • Correct PLC code as needed or directed by Controls Engineer

  • Generate changes as needed in HMI programs


  • Knowledge of PLC programs, preferably Allen-Bradley Control Logix, Compact Logix, SLC and PLC

  • Knowledge of Operator Interface programs, preferably FactoryTalk View and RSView.

  • Demonstrates oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify or select alternate design approaches.

Preferred Education & Experience 

Previous experience in the field or with Rockwell software and Allen Bradley processors is a plus

Supervisor Responsibilities:


Physical Requirements

Standing, sitting, stooping, etc.

Work Environment

Office, Shop, and Customer setting; Travel throughout USA approximately 75%

Additional Eligibility Requirements 

Flexibility with scheduling; travel