Controls Systems Software Designer

POSITION TITLE: Controls Systems Software Designer
DEPARTMENT: Controls Engineering
REPORTS TO: Controls Engineering Manager

OVERVIEW: As a member of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world-class automation solutions. Duties involve contributing to machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems, process development and machine installation at customer sites worldwide. Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers.


    • Design and develop software programs (PLC and/or PC based) specific to customer and project requirements based on standard Eclipse programming methods.
    • Debug and commission control systems at our facility, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation.
    • Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning and training duties.
    • Select, test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
    • Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality and reduced cost.
    • Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional automation system.
    • Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify software program completeness.
    • Provide accurate documentation for each project.
    • Advise customer on solving technical problems.
    • Provide customer with training specific to their current project (i.e. machine operation, programming principles and program structure).
    • These responsibilities are subject to change as a function of the individual’s abilities.

    Project Execution:
    • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Assist in preparing customer documentation
    • Adhere to all Health and Safety rules and procedures
    • Ability to work in a team environment and actively participate in group meetings safely
    • Complete other duties and projects as assigned
    • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and or travel as required in varying timelines
    • Ensure scheduled milestones are met
    • Notify the appropriate departments if milestones are not met
    • Adhere to the Eclipse Project Operating Policy
    • Maintain good corporate citizen role in support of the Eclipse corporate Vision
    • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Eclipse Automation Inc. Conduct Code
    • Foster the development of a culture reflective of the core values of the business

    • Expectation of travel to vendor/supplier locations is less than 25% of time, however may be exceeded in exceptional circumstances to meet project needs


    • A post-secondary engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.

    • Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills
    • Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience
    • A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
    • Experience in an automation environment will be considered an asset