• Process and issue employee paychecks and earning/deductions statements for both a weekly and semi-monthly payroll for a manufacturing facility.
        • Review semi-monthly payroll timesheets for time entry for incentive pay.
        • Work with department supervisors for any pay issues.
        • Assist with vacation tracking.
        • Coordinate and pay garnishments.
        • Assist with Accounts Payable invoice entry into accounting system.
        • Proven experience as payroll clerk.
        • Experience in data collection, entry and reporting with great attention to detail and confidentiality.
        • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
        • Excellent communication abilities with aptitude in problem-solving.
        • Computer savvy with working knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook).
        • Familiarity with TimeTrax time clock software a plus.
        • Solid knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and regulations.
        • High school diploma or equivalent; BS/BA in accounting/business administration is a plus.

Each of the Above Stated Requirements in the Job Description Must Be Fulfilled Showing a Conscious Effort to Provide a Quality Product in a Professional Manner

Sentry is an Employee Owned – Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. is a North American based full service provider of conveyor equipment and related container handling machinery. Located in Central Virginia, Sentry employs approximately 200 people that specialize in integrating packaging equipment and conveying systems into cost-effective and efficient plant designs.

Sentry, an employee-owned ESOP company, remains among the leaders in the business by offering a full service solution from idea to implementation. Sentry designs, manufactures and installs everything from complete packaging systems to individual components.

Create PLC and HMI programs utilizing Rockwell Software/Allen-Bradley/Siemens products, startup and debug of controls for high speed conveyor systems in the field.


  • Prepare software programs for custom conveying and automation systems.
  • Prepare PLC and operator interface programs.
  • Working understanding of schematic wiring diagrams, PLC I/O, connection diagrams, and field drawings for design work.
  • Perform functional checks, troubleshoot, start-up of control systems throughout the U.S. (approx. 60% travel required)


  • Experience with AC and DC systems including Variable Frequency Drives
  • Current, hands-on knowledge for developing and programming PLC programs preferably Allen Bradley Control Logix, PLC and SLC, and use of Ethernet. Knowledge of Siemens controls systems are a plus.
  • Working, hands-on knowledge of Operator interface programs preferably Allen Bradley Factory Talk View and RS View.
  • AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • High level of analytical ability to effectively evaluate, verify and/or select alternate design approaches


  • First Shift hours for an 8 hour day – 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • 15 minute break at 9:00 a.m.
  • 45 minute lunch 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. (30 minutes unpaid time)
  • Overtime – 1st hours – 10 hour day Monday thru Thursday – shift extends till 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 8 hour day regular hours

Attendance is a must for this position; we work to meet our customer’s schedule

  • Break room on site with vending machines

Pre-employment drug test required before starting to work

  • Dress is casual; safety glasses are required and provided by Sentry
  • Gloves, ear plugs, etc. if needed are provided by Sentry
  • Employees must have their own tools (tool list attached)
  • Physical Requirement Form attached
  • Essential job functions for positions at Sentry attached
  • Assemby Mechanic Job Description attached
  • Shop is extremely clean and everyone must do their part to maintain, about 10 – 15 minutes before quitting time everyone cleans their work area
  • Shop is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer
  • Good working conditions
  • Employees need to be versatile and flexible, never asked to do a job that is unsafe
  • Plenty of Parking Spaces
  • Smoking is permitted, some areas are designated non-smoking
  • We like to have the prospective candidate interview at Sentry to see what the job entails and what our facility looks like, gain an idea of what we do and who we are looking for, this industry works for some but not all