Controls Engineer – Applications

AP Professionals
April 1, 2019
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


AP Professionals has partnered with a fluid power equipment manufacturer seeking a full-time, direct hire Controls Applications Engineer to join their growing Rochester, NY team. The Controls Engineer will implement electro-mechanical solutions, provide technical support to a variety of custom automation products. This position is not responsible for product design, only product application. The Controls Engineer will work with a team of engineers to complete the full manufacturing process; strong teamwork and communication skills are required for success.


  • Review customer specifications to determine functional requirements
  • When necessary, modify standard product, or research, specify, and integrate third party products to meet customer requirements
  • Provide internal and external technical support
  • Generate product BOMs, assembly instructions, operations manuals, and test instructions
  • Assist with nationally recognized standards for product certification


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and 2+ year’s practical post-graduate experience preferred
  • Associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology and 5+ year’s practical post-graduate experience required


  • PLC programming experience required
  • Experience with single and 3 phase motors and controls preferred
  • Experience with agencies such as CSA, UL and FM standards and product approvals preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Basic understanding of electro mechanical machines and electronic controls required
  • Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet, Modbus, Hart and other industrial bus systems preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude required
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to read wiring schematics / diagrams required
  • Strong communication and organization skills required

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to travel (10%) nationally and internationally required
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