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Controls Engineer

Job Details

Westfalia Technologies - York, PA
Full Time

Key Job Functions

Westfalia Technologies, Inc. has set the benchmark in the automation industry, delivering top-tier solutions and innovations. As we expand our offerings, we're eager to welcome a talented Controls Engineer to our team. The Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing, adapting, and troubleshooting PLC and HMI code according to department standards.


Key Job Functions:

  • Develop PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and HMI (Human-Machine Interface) code based on department standards, with a strong emphasis on PLC.
  • Adapt standard PLC code to new applications, ensuring seamless integration and functionality.
  • Debug and troubleshoot PLC-based control systems at customer sites, providing efficient and effective solutions as well as world class customer service.
  • Conduct control system testing and commissioning to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Coordinate PLC programs with control system and mechanical designs, facilitating smooth project execution.
  • Work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously, managing time and resources effectively.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrating self-motivation and initiative.
  • Travel to job sites as required to aid in system commissioning efforts and provide on-site customer training.
  • Provide input to product development reviews to enhance ease of maintenance and reduce field failures.
  • assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring equipment and apparatuses using hand and power tools.
  • You will inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, ensuring compliance with applicable codes.
  • Timely and professional submission of all paperwork is essential.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficiency in writing and troubleshooting PLC code, including Ladder Logic and Structured Text.
  • Expertise in Rockwell programming software and hardware, including Logix500, Logix5000, and PanelView.
  • Knowledge of PLCs, Industrial Ethernet, DeviceNet, Motor Control and VFD Drives, Relays, and Sensors.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools, multimeters, and/or oscilloscopes.
  • Proficiency in interpreting electrical wiring diagrams/schematics.
  • Familiarity with hydraulic and pneumatic automation systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.



  • 3+ years’ experience in controls engineering or similar.
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent trade experience.
  • Electrical troubleshooting experience.



  • Four-year Engineering Degree (Electrical or Computer Engineering).
  • Proficiency in CAD Software, specifically EPlan and AutoCAD.
  • Working knowledge of the German and/or Spanish language.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform both physical labor and office work.
  • Capability for safe climbing and working in structures up to 150 ft.
  • Clear, concise, and active communication skills.
  • Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens.
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends and evenings for commissioning trips.
  • Adaptability to working environment temperatures ranging from -40 degrees F to +110 degrees F.


Location Requirement: Only candidates within 100 miles of the Westfalia York PA campus will be considered.


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.