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We are looking for a person with a controls engineering (or technical, industrial automation background) to become our Mitsubishi Automation Product Specialist.

You must have experience developing new PLC programs.  You will also troubleshoot customer issues, take calls from customers, consult with sales on PLC, HMI, Motion, and Robotic applications.


60% of the time is spent in the office
40% hands on, helping the customer



We are an automation distributor and solution provider based in the Philadelphia area. Our Controls Engineer is a contributing engineer who is primarily a technical resource to support the sales team and helps salespeople and customers select the best solution from our Automation product offerings.


Essential Functions:

  • Possess top level technical knowledge of PLC/PC/HMI/robotics (Mitsubishi, Festo, Balluff, Standard Bots)
  • Design, configure and troubleshoot electrical and pneumatic solutions.
  • Program using ladder/SFC/FBD/ST
  • Commission small automation systems.
  • Assist customers in choosing the right products/solution for each application.
  • Assist suppliers and salespeople in learning the products and how to position them in each market.
  • Provide presentations to customers and internal staff on engineering solutions.
  • Provide product demonstrations for key supplier’s products.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with Industrial Automation Hardware and Pneumatics
  • Experience designing Pneumatic and Electrical Automation Solutions
  • Self-starter that will take direction and execute a plan with little supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and TEAMS
  • Proficient with AutoCAD or equivalent design tools
  • Comfortable designing electrical and pneumatic circuits
  • Proficient in IEC 61131-3 PLC programming methods


Position Type/ Hours of Work:

  • Full time with very occasional weekend work.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Technical Degree or Certificate in applicable controls engineering field.
  • Two or more years of Industrial Controls Engineering experience
  • Prior work-related use of Microsoft Office tools
  • Experience programming PLCs and industrial computers.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years of Industrial Automation Controls Engineering experience
  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Controls, or Manufacturing Engineering

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