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Controls Engineer

Job Details

Westfalia Technologies - York, PA

Key Job Functions


  • Develops PLC and HMI code based on department standards

  • Adapts standard PLC code to new applications

  • Debug and Troubleshoot PLC based control systems at customer sites

  • Control system testing and commissioning

  • Coordinate PLC program with control system and mechanical design

  • Provide world-class customer service to all customers

  • Ability to work on multiple projects or tasks at the same time

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Travel to job sites as required to aid in system commissioning efforts

  • Provide on-site customer training

  • Provide input to product development reviews to increase ease of maintenance and reduce field failures

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring equipment and apparatuses using hand and power tools

  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with the applicable codes

  • Submit all paperwork in a timely and professional manner


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work on multiple projects or tasks at the same time 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to write and troubleshoot PLC code (Ladder Logic and Structured Text)
  • Proficient with Rockwell programming software and hardware including Logix500, Logix5000 and PanelView
  • Knowledge of PLCs, Industrial Ethernet, DeviceNet, MotorControland VFD Drives, Relays and Sensors
  • Ability to use hand and power tools, multimeters and/or oscilloscopes
  • Ability to interpret electrical wiring diagrams/schematics
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic automation systems
  • Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • An excellent attendance record is essential



  • Engineering Degree or equivalent trade experience
  • Electrical troubleshooting experience


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


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires both physical labor and office work
  • Capable of safe climbing, and working in structures up to 150 ft.
  • Must be able to communicate in a clear, concise, and active manner.
  • Must possess visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens
  • Work hours occasionally include weekends and evenings for commissioning trips
  • Working environment temperatures range from -40 degrees F to +110 degrees F