Automation Specialist – Ignition

West Chester, PA, USA


100-140k D.O.E

An Automation Specialist with Ignition experience is needed for a multi-office control systems integration firm. As an IS Developer and Controls Specialist, you will use your creativity and technical expertise to create, design, and implement innovative information systems solutions. Be on the front lines interfacing with customers while providing tier-1 service and support and value-added expertise in the areas of project management and business development.

Good things about working here:

  • Full benefits
  • 401k matching
  • Interesting projects in a variety of industries
  • work with Fortune 500 clients
  • Low travel – only about 10% overnight – regional
  • Company values integrity, respect, and excellence for their employees and customers

A typical day:

  • Code development for complex, enterprise-wide, data management systems.
  • Leveraging industry best practices and tools to deliver solutions across multiple industries (i.e., food, beverage, CPG, automotive, pharmaceutical, etc.)
  • Working with a team of highly functioning professionals who have a passion for integrating world-class solutions for Fortune 500 customers


  • Experience in the manufacturing software arena, particularly using software that can be described as Information/MES/IIoT
  • Experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment and with industrial controls
  • Proven expertise in areas such as requirements specification, architecting solutions, systems analysis, and design.
  • Certified with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Platform software; experience with Sepasoft and/or Cirrus Link Solutions integrated modules an asset.
  • Demonstrable understanding of industrial automation PLC platforms, network design and implementation, OT/IT configurations, production and engineering processes.
  • Advanced experience using industrial software packages provided by any or all the following vendors: Rockwell / Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Aveva / Wonderware and GE.
  • Experience with network architecture design, system virtualization, and associated design tools
  • Experience using software and systems like MQTT, Azure DevOps, AWS, Node-Red, and Docker an asset.
  • Development experience using Python, Java, JavaScript, and/or Microsoft .NET
  • Experience with database software such as Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, and/or InfluxDB
  • Familiar with application development methodologies, techniques and standards, configuration management, middleware, networking and communication, and hardware configuration
  • Project management experience an asset.
  • Reliable transportation and an ability to travel; should have the ability to travel within the US and Canada


Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel objects, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required for the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.