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Controls Engineer - Team Lead

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Westfalia Technologies - York, PA
Full Time


Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is growing!  We are looking to hire a Controls Engineer - Team Lead to join our team. The Controls Engineer – Team Lead is responsible for leading a team of controls engineers, providing technical leadership, and driving the successful execution of projects. This role requires a combination of strong technical expertise, leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.


Job Functions:

  • Lead a team of controls engineers in the design, development, and implementation of control systems.
  • Directs the day-to-day duties and priorities of team members.
  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and support to team members, ensuring the successful execution of projects and adherence to project timelines and Westfalia machinery and programming standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, mechanical engineers, and project managers, to define project requirements, develop standards and solutions, and ensure seamless integration of control systems with other components.
  • Design and optimize control algorithms, PLC programs, HMI interfaces, control panels, hardware designs, and other control system components to meet project objectives and performance requirements.
  • Conduct thorough testing, troubleshooting, and debugging of control systems to identify and resolve issues promptly.
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in controls engineering, and actively contribute to the continuous improvement of team processes and methodologies.
  • Provide regular updates, reports, and presentations to management on project status and milestones.
  • Provide world-class customer service to all customers.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in a leadership or supervisory role, with demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers to achieve project goals.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: PLC programming (e.g., Allen-Bradley, Siemens), HMI development, industrial hardware, control panel design, and industrial communication protocols (e.g., Ethernet/IP, DeviceNET).
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly diagnose and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%. • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • An excellent attendance record is essential.
  • Experience with project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall) and project management tools (e.g., Jira, Microsoft Project) is a plus.


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent trade experience (4 year degree preferred).
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing and programming Industrial Control Systems (5+ years preferred).
  • Minimum 1 years of supervisory experience in a technical capacity (3+ years preferred).


Desired Experience:

  • Working knowledge of the German and/or Spanish language is a plus. 


Physical Considerations:

  • This role involves a mix of physical tasks and desk work.
  • Ability to work in varied temperature conditions and physically navigate around machinery setups.


Why Work for Westfalia Technologies, Inc.?  
Our culture can be defined as one of progression and flexibility. Over the years, we have learned it is not only about pay or job title, but more importantly, the relationships and benefits that keep our employees happy and engaged! 

  • Competitive Salary 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage 

  • 401K and match options  

  • Educational Assistance Reimbursement  

  • Wellness Program 

  • Healthy Living Reimbursement 

  • Paid Parental Leave  

  • And more!  

Check out our Careers page for more information regarding our culture and additional benefits at!  


Westfalia Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.