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Job Title: Controls Engineer – Co-op Spring 2023

Department: 2320 – Application Engineers

Location: Sudbury, MA

About Methods

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. was established in 1958 with three employees and a handful of refurbished machines. Since then, the company has become one of the largest privately owned machine tool importers in North America.

Methods designs and implements custom machining setups, including machine tool selection, automation integration, and turnkey automation cells. The corporate campus in Sudbury, Mass., comprises a showroom/technical center, which contains automation, applications, and a full range of cutting-edge machines. Methods has more than 375 employees, nine technology centers, one high precision machining center, and has installed in excess of 40,000 machines throughout North America.

We currently have the following career opportunity available in Sudbury, MA:


Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is a leading supplier of cutting-edge precision machine tools and solutions – providing superior products, engineering and automation, parts and service. The Engineering department is seeking highly motivated, self-starting individual who is interested in all things controls. As a Controls Engineering Co-Op, you will assist/ work alongside our Systems Engineering team to design, develop, and deploy robust custom automation solutions from the ground up. Here at Methods, we take on custom industrial solutions and provide state of the art designs for the toughest machining and automation applications. At Methods you will be put to work on the floor, hands-on with top tier machine tools, integrating designs that will challenge you to learn and grow. You will be working Monday through Friday with 1 hour lunch, 40 hours total per week. You will need access to a vehicle.

The Co-op will work closely with application engineering, production, sales, and management.


Desired Skills

  • Networking
  • Ladder Logic / Boolean Logic
  • Programming (C/C#/C++)
  • HMI Programming (.Net Framework/Industrial HMIs)
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • Electrical Controls
  • Schematic Quality Control
  • Soldering
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Use of hand tools


  • Hard working
  • Willing to learn
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have a good attitude



  • Must be pursuing a technical or bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering discipline


Methods Machine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.