Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Intern

US-WI-Middleton | US-MI-Troy
Job ID
Instrumentation & Controls


ACS is seeking an Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Intern interested in a rewarding career in a fast-paced, team environment. The individual will work with teams of engineers of varied disciplines to provide excellent client service, from the design concept stage through commissioning and job closeout.  This internship is May, 2018 - August, 2018. 


Essential job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Obtain, review, and report on equipment quotations, contractor bids, proposals, and technical submissions
  • Solicit bids, review bids, specify, and purchase electrical and controls equipment for projects
  • Generate or review panel layout shop drawings for control and power panels
  • Program and integrate HMIs and PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Wago, etc.)
  • Create P&IDs, control sequences, design specifications, panel layouts, and wiring diagrams
  • Design, set up, and perform system functionality tests on equipment in our fabrication facility and at customer sites
  • Periodic visits to the jobsite to oversee field contractor activities
  • Maintain quality subcontractor and vendor relationships
  • Schedule and manage vendors and sub-contractors during installation and construction phases of test facility projects
  • Work with contractors to assist in the installation of equipment at customer’s site
  • Perform onsite startup and validation of equipment
  • I/O checkout and troubleshooting
  • Calibrate instrumentation
  • Validate programming
  • Tune PID loops
  • Work to meet client deadlines including balancing multiple priorities and responding to changes in deadline, scope, and design as they occur
  • Ability to diagnose and perform hands on repair of all types of equipment  and instrumentation (mechanical and electrical test equipment, measurement devices, actuators, control systems, motor drives, pumps, valves, regulators, etc.
  • Repair/troubleshooting of equipment, measurement devices, controls, motor drives and electric controls related to engine testing facilities and equipment


Basic requirements include:

  • Third or Fourth year students in Electrical Engineering
  • PLC or Instrumentation class experience would be a plus but not required
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities for design meetings, equipment installation supervision, and commissioning
  • Expected to meet client deadlines, including balancing multiple tasks and responding to changes in deadline, scope and design as they occur
  • Ability to work well in project team environment, including: team player, takes initiative to improve personal and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with all internal and external levels and groups


ACS is an engineering and construction management firm with a focus on technically complex equipment and facilities for engine and vehicle research and development; medical, science, and technology laboratories; and manufacturing facilities. We specialize in the integration of test systems and equipment. ACS provides engineering, equipment, and construction solutions to deliver complex test facilities, fully integrated with the building utility systems. ACS is headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin which includes a manufacturing facility.  Other offices are in Greenville, SC and Troy, MI.


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