Providing World Class Solutions for 20+ Years!

TechKnowsion, Inc. is a premier independent automation and control systems integration company, specializing in implementing Human Machine Interface (HMI), Programmable Automation/Logic Controller (PAC/PLC), and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) based control systems and related value added services.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, TechKnowsion has been implementing projects throughout the world for over 20 years.


Core Services

What is a System Integrator?

A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overall functionality. In today’s connected world, the role of a system integrator is more important than ever because systems are designed to connect, both within the system under construction and to systems that are already deployed. Many of these subsystems are disparate and/or approaching obsolescence.

System integration engineers need a broad range of skills requiring a breadth of knowledge rather than a depth of knowledge. It is likely that the problems to be solved have not been solved before except in the broadest sense. They are likely to include new and challenging problems with an input from a broad range of engineers where the system integrator “pulls it all together.”

System integration is also about adding value to the system, capabilities that are possible because of interactions between subsystems.

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System Integration

Putting all of your pieces together

Whether it is a single computer or a multi-node, multi-protocol industrial network, TechKnowsion can provide services for design, programming, testing, startup, training, and documentation. As either a consultant or turnkey system provider, we provide the glue with know-how, software, and hardware to integrate your toughest systems.

Process Automation • Batch Processing and Recipe Management • Performance Optimization • Migrations, Conversions, and Upgrades • Safety Systems • Instrumentation • Documentation

 3rd Party System Interfaces

If you need to interface with a propriety DCS, HVAC, HMI system, or push real time data into a CMMS system, your prayers are answered. We can also enhance your application with alarm notifications via text messages or voice annunciation directly to your cell phone.

Field Services

Been there done that…

Let TechKnowsion take the worry out of your job by providing on call support services for your plant or facility. Whether you need support 24 hours, 365 days per year or only during critical periods, we can tailor a program that will work for you. Remote, off-site troubleshooting can be a cost effective alternative.

Commissioning/Testing • Troubleshooting • Training

Engineering & Design

Innovative Designs

Engineering Studies • Feasibility Studies • Cost Estimates and Proposals • Capacity Planning • Control System Design • Control Strategy Development • Security and Network Infrastructure • Consulting • Teaming

Software Development

Industrialized Code

If you have Programmable Automation/Logic Controller (PAC/PLC) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) software, a database application, or need other custom programming, look no further than TechKnowsion. As your premier system integrator we utilize our rapid application development tools to build your application quickly.

Tell us your requirements and we can custom design/build a database and front end for special graphs/charts, KPI dashboards, calculations, reports, capacity planning, troubleshooting, or what-if scenarios. We utilize the latest internet/intranet, LAN/WAN, Wireless, and SCADA system technologies to keep real time data at your fingertips.

Database Design and Administration • Dashboards, KPI Monitoring • Custom Reporting Applications


Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

System Architecture Design • Telecommunication System Design and Site Surveys • Alarm Notification with Escalation

Project Management

Projects delivered on-time and on-budget

Project Management • Construction Management


Technical Experience Summary

Below is a partial list of the technologies and products we actively support.

HMI / SCADA Software

ARC Informatique



iFIX • Fix32

Rockwell Automation

FactoryTalk • RSView

Schneider Electric

Citect SCADA • Wonderware InTouch / System Platform


WinCC • WinCC OA • FactoryLink

Programmable Automation / Logic Controller (PAC/PLC)


PACSystems RX3i / RXi • VersaMax • Series 90/30

Rockwell Automation

ControlLogix • CompactLogix • MicroLogix • SLC5xx • PLC5

Schneider Electric

Modicon Unity • Quantum • M580/340 • Momentum • Compact

Automation Direct



Industrial Protocols

Modbus TCP/MB+/RTU/ASCII • Interbus • Profibus • DNP3

EtherNet/IP • ControlNet • DeviceNet • DH+ • DF1


Fieldbus • Hart • BACnet • CAN • LonTalk

Interfaces & Standards



Networking & Technologies


Fiber Optic • Leased Line • 802.3 • 802.11 • Ethernet • RS-232/422/485

Spread Spectrum Radio • Licensed Frequency • Satellite




Microsoft Hyper-V




Microsoft SQL Server • Access • Dbase


Front Ends

Reporting Services (SSRS)



Operating Systems


Microsoft Windows Server 2016 • 2012 R2 • 2008 R2 • 2003


Microsoft Windows 10 • 8  • 7 • Vista • XP



Custom Software Development

Visual Studio





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CAREERS @ TechKnowsion, Inc.

A company is only as good as its employees...

TechKnowsion, Inc. is a small, privately held, dynamic, financially stable engineering firm providing excellent automation and control system integration services for over 20 years. Our team concept is fueled by our employee focused philosophy and family friendly atmosphere.

We provide a comprehensive benefit package including full medical and dental insurance, profit sharing, 401(k) plan, paid holidays, learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and a generous vacation plan.

All inquiries are kept in complete confidence.

TechKnowsion, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


We currently don’t have any open positions, but we are always looking for great talent. If you have experience in designing and programming PAC/PLC, HMI, and SCADA based control systems, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@techknowsion.com.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and program PAC/PLC, HMI, and SCADA based control systems per specifications.
  • Configure and test server and client redundancy, including hot-standby and fault-tolerant systems.
  • Configure and test OPC servers to interface between HMI’s, PAC/PLC’s, 3rd party, and legacy devices. Communication links include serial, wireless, cellular, radio, dialup, leased line, satellite, and Ethernet.
  • Develop and test code using basic and advanced functions, modules, and peer to peer network communications. Evaluate the latest hardware and software technologies, including internet/web based products for use in industrial and manufacturing solutions.
  • Provide project cost estimating assistance.
  • Commission control systems at client facilities.
  • Train operators and technicians on the software and hardware used in the applications designed.
  • Troubleshoot, debug, isolate and repair industrial automation and control system applications using tools such as network / protocol analyzers, log file analysis, remote access monitoring, database queries, RS-232 breakout boxes, error code analysis, etc.

All candidates must be

  • Professional with a good work ethic and high level of integrity.
  • Very organized with excellent oral / written communication skills.
  • A self-motivated, fast learner who can work independently and part of a team.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Flexible, capable of handling multiple assignments / projects at one time.
  • Able to troubleshoot, isolate, and solve problems efficiently.
  • Willing to learn and accept challenges.
  • Passionate about your work while completing projects in a timely fashion.
  • Available for daytime and occasional overnight travel to client/project sites.

Typical Desired Skills

  • PAC / PLC / DCS / HMI / SCADA design, programming, and troubleshooting.
  • OPC Client / Server applications.
  • MS SQL Server / Access database programming and administration.
  • Microsoft Server and Workstation administration.
  • Computer networking fundamentals.
  • Visual Basic (VBA/VBS) and TSQL programming.
  • Knowledge about industrial protocols (i.e. Modbus)
  • Hands-on project experience in industrial / manufacturing environments.
  • Understanding P&ID and elementary electrical drawings.
  • Control system / automation project startup and commissioning.
  • Project scheduling software knowledge.
  • Customer support and interaction.
  • Project technical assistance during sales calls.
  • Comfortable performing hands-on and classroom training for clients.


We currently don’t have any open positions. Please check back again at a later time.

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TechKnowsion is located in the beautiful San Francisco, CA Bay Area.