Controls Design Engineer Co-Op

Arnold Machine Inc., Tiffin, OH is a full service designer and manufacturer of high quality, innovative automated equipment.  Arnold Machine, Inc. is a team of experienced engineers and machine tradesmen that can design and build virtually any type of customized automated equipment.  We currently seek a dynamic Controls Design Engineer student with interest in manufacturing equipment design to gain experience to support our growing activity in custom equipment manufacturing.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Learn the engineering filing system and utilize it efficiently.
  • Proficiently learn to use the required engineering software.
  • Assist with control system designs for a wide variety of custom automated assembly, test, and special process machinery from concept to final acceptance for a wide variety of clients and processes.
  • Assist in creating schematics, bills of materials, and purchased component selection.
  • Assist in programmable logic controller programming and human machine interface programming using a variety of PLC and HMI platforms.
  • Assist in robot programming and integration with PLC & HMI programs.
  • Attend design review meetings, both internally and externally with the customer.
  • Coordinate project designs with mechanical engineering while effectively communicating with the sales team, production team and clients.
  • Assist the sales team in developing new equipment concepts and build budgets.
  • Provide and assist with the manufacturing support, assembly support, de-bug, and final qualification of the equipment.
  • Ability to work independently while effectively coordinating work with other team members.
  • Coordinate and manage multiple projects as well as be a member of a cross functional team.
  • Support marketing efforts in developing new business.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing clients and identify new opportunities.


  • Pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.
  • Strong analytical and concept design skills to develop the design and engineering of industrial equipment.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, RS Logix, and Microsoft Office.
  • Adaptability to changing project requirements and schedules.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

This position offers a competitive base within a dynamic working environment.  We are a growing company and encourage personal growth.