Kelly Services Co-op: Programming Engineer in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Co-Op: Automation Technology Engineering - West Chester, PA

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Co-Op: Automation Technology Engineering for one of our top clients in West Chester, PA.


Duration: 6 months; open to students available Jun-Dec or Sept-March

Pay Rate: $15 an hour

Project Description: The Automation Technology Engineering Co-Op will work under the guidance of Automation Engineers to develop, design, and program control systems for new equipment being deployed to the production floor. The Co-Op will learn, apply, and contribute to the further development of controls program architecture and instrumentation use in our production and development processes.


  • Develop and debug ladder logic PLC code with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.

  • Assist in preparation and execution of the Validation Qualification protocols related to automated and control systems. Provides technical and non-technical feedback to validation personnel for the successful qualification of systems.

  • Help to troubleshoot and diagnose control system problems, working closely with Control System/Instrumentation Technicians and maintenance personnel

  • Update and develop User Requirement Specifications, Functional Specifications, Design Specifications, Operation and Maintenance Manuals for the new and existing control systems

  • Work closely with Operations, Facilities and IT groups as a cross functional team member to meet automation project objectives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Coursework in control systems, logic, and programming

  • Pursuing a bachelors or masters in related degree

  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills

  • Well organized with meticulous attention to detail

  • PLC programming a plus (Allen-Bradley, Siemens)

  • HMI/SCADA programming a plus (Wonderware)

If you are interested in the position, please apply to this posting with an updated resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you.

Lauren Rogers, Kelly Services Scientific Recruiter

Mechanical Engineering, Programming, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Automation, Robotics

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