PLC Controls Engineer Application

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Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced US-based PLC Controls Engineer with three years of industry expertise to join our team at Cornerstone Automation. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, from conception to commissioning, across different industries. As a PLC Controls Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our customers’ success by providing advanced troubleshooting skills and delivering top-notch control solutions. Your responsibilities will include control system design, reading and creating AutoCAD drawings, startup and commissioning at customer sites, and developing technical solutions. Our engineers enjoy a high level of autonomy, allowing them to make decisions and shape their projects. You can expect a mix of in-house work and on-site visits, offering a diverse and rewarding experience.

In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with peers to develop innovative solutions for industrial automation projects.
  • Work on a variety of projects, spanning different industries and phases.
  • Interface with clients to understand their unique needs and expectations.
  • Provide on-site support and troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Contribute to project selection and express preferences based on your interests.
  • Occasionally, travel to client sites predominantly in the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions (approximately 10% travel).
  • Some weekend work may be required, but it comes with additional compensation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advanced troubleshooting of PLCs, drives, networks, HMI, servos, software, and other controls.
  • Electrical/control system design.
  • Proficiency in reading and creating AutoCAD drawings.
  • Interpretation and understanding of project-related documentation.
  • Startup and commissioning of projects at customer sites.
  • Development of technical solutions and resolution of project issues.
  • Identification and mitigation of technical risks in assigned work.
  • Providing high-quality technical support to customers.
  • Designing and building control panels to meet various code requirements (NEC, UL508A, Functional Safety, SCCR).


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • IRA contributions.
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • Short-term disability insurance.
  • Paid time off and a floating holiday.
  • Per diem and travel time pay for off-site assignments.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of projects and industries.
  • A close-knit, collaborative work environment with a high level of autonomy.


  • 3 years of experience working as a PLC Controls Engineer/Technician.
  • Proficiency in PLC controls and automation systems.
  • Experience with programming Allen Bradley PLCs and HMIs. Experience with other control brands (e.g., Modicon, Mitsubishi, Nidec, Omron, Siemens) is beneficial.
  • Motion control experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of electrical construction is advantageous.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills for interacting with customers and co-workers.
  • Collaborative mindset to work effectively with peers and achieve optimal solutions.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Capable of establishing and meeting schedules.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work weekends.
  • Willingness to travel (primarily within a 3-hour radius of Telford, PA).
  • Physical ability to climb ladders and stand for extended periods occasionally.
  • Must be fluent in English, possess a valid driver’s license, and have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US (no sponsorship available).

Interested in the PLC Controls Engineer Position?

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