Controls Engineer


If you enjoy working with a team people to overcome challenges and win then you will enjoy working at NCC. We are looking for smart people with matching values to become part of the team. We are growing and need more great people who want to work hard to build something worthy that will stand the test of time.

NCC is a 34-year-old company that provides integrated solutions for food and consumer products manufacturers. Most of the core business at NCC focuses on Turnkey Systems consisting of pre-engineered and/or customized conveyor solutions with controls and installation services.  We also design and build complete packaging lines, develop custom conveyance solutions, and provide engineering services.  We are vertically integrated with manufacturing capabilities, welding, control panel building, wiring, and a modern, clean facility designed for full FAT’s.  This is a strong and stable business with steady calculated growth.

We are a unique company with an extremely strong culture and sense of ownership. The following 5 values drive all of us every day in all our decisions and actions.


  1. It takes a Village – we are here for each other
  2. We are Warriors – we fight until we make it happen
  3. Life is Short – we choose to have a positive attitude and have fun
  4. We are Brave – we try new things and strive to be great
  5. OwnIt – we embrace responsibility because we are all owners


People that fit those core values love working at NCC (recently selected as one of The Philadelphia Inquirers Top Businesses to work) and the culture is truly unmatched. 

We are also an Employee Owned Company. What does that mean?  It means that employees accumulate shares in the company over time in a program called an ESOP.  Employees accumulate shares in the company over time. When e company does well and the share go up, the employees share in that reward. The best part of being an ESOP is that it drives an Ownership Culture, as every employee has a long-term stake in the outcome. Visit to learn more about ESOPs.

To help support the Ownership Culture, we have also developed a completely financially transparent company.  Every single person in the company has a number and a visible contribution to our profitability and reports on it weekly.  Through this program, employees can see how we are doing on both a short-term basis (where we share in the gains over our plan quarterly) and long term through the ESOP.  Visit to learn more. 


Why is this position important?

One of the critical services we supply to customers is our engineering ability and experience. A major challenge in a project-based business is organization of the highly skilled engineering resources to execute projects. Another major challenge is that we often must go to the customer’s site to install and commission systems. This is a critical step in the project process. The Controls Engineer (CE) is responsible for designing the electronic systems that control our conveyors and interface with the customers’ execution systems. The Controls Engineer represents NCC and must be polite, professional, and embody NCC’s core values: It Takes a Village, We are Warriors, Life is Short, We are Brave, and OwnIt.

The CE is responsible for designing, programming, testing, installing and commissioning the controls portion of our conveyor systems. The CE may also be called upon to do service calls for existing systems that are experiencing issues. To be successful in this role it is required that CE’s are proficient in general electrical knowledge, PLC programming, and creating electrical drawings using CAD software.

It is very important to realize that in a project driven company we experience unexpected technical challenges or changes in schedule/scope that require extreme flexibility, teamwork, and creativity to be successful. The Commissioning Engineer will need to be able to troubleshoot problems quickly, while under pressure, with little outside support.

This position has significant impact on the future of our success because it is a customer facing role and one of the critical portions of a successfully completed project.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Design, program, test, install, and commission electrical systems
  2. Assist customers who require technical support remotely or in person
  3. Test and commission systems both at NCC and in the field at our customers’ locations
  4. Train customers on the use and maintenance of the system and HMI screens
  5. Modify wiring or adjust electrical components while out in the field
  6. Maintain a professional and positive attitude and presentation while at customers’ locations
  7. Provide weekly status reports of projects and open items to the Controls Engineering Manager
  8. Maintain project documentation
  9. Own projects throughout entire lifecycle
  10. Follows best practices when it comes to coding and electrical drawings


Key Result Areas for this position

  • Complete projects on time and within budget
  • HMI and PLC code is easy to read, scalable, maintainable, and follows sound coding practices
  • Electrical drawings are done quickly, thoroughly, and free of errors
  • Customers are left with a positive impression of the CE, the delivered system, and NCC as a whole
  • Continuous improvement of group processes and team members’ professional development


Skill Requirements

  • PLC programming specifically with Rockwell software
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley hardware systems and components
  • Knowledge of basic electrical wiring (DC, AC, Communication)
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • Automation systems knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time


If you are interested to apply:

Either upload your resume through the Apply Now section on the top right of this page or send an email with resume to Resume Submittal for Controls Engineer and also complete a 5-6 minute behavioral assessment for this position.

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