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Controls Engineering Co-Op

Every individual at JR is expected to be honest and ethical at all times because individual performance must reflect favorably on JR. The nature of our business also demands that each individual is flexible and cooperative with fellow employees and customers. We are a team and must perform as one. All policies and procedures, both organizational and otherwise must be followed to ensure proper and safe working conditions for every individual entering our business.

The JR Automation Co-Op Program consists employment rotations as mandated by the University or Educational Institution. The start and end dates correspond with the University’s semesters; however, they are determined by JR Automation.

Job Title: Controls Engineering Co-Op

Reports to: Controls Engineering Lead


  • Work onsite at JR Automation from 7:00 am EST – 4:00 pm EST for rotations as mandated by your university or college.
  • Requires a willingness to learn and the ability to be flexible.
  • Expected that many tasks asked will be learning experiences, and experienced team members will provide proper instruction.
  • Expected to make positive contributions to the company in response to the training provided.
  • Troubleshoot wiring, pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.
  • Wire according to the NEC.
  • Install piping and hoses to customer and JR Automation standards.
  • Learn and perform basic programming skills


  • High School graduate, or equivalent
  • Currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Must be approved by University or Educational Institution to complete a co-op program
  • Basic proficiency in CAD
  • Basic knowledge of electrical/pneumatic schematic drawing packages
  • Basic proficiency in programming languages

Behavioral Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Quality Orientation
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance for Stress
  • Practical Learning
  • Safety
  • Communication
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