A Day in the Life of a Controls Engineer

In her role as a Controls Engineer, Ashley Jones is inspired by the culture at Spring Automation. She has continued to grow within her current position through learning from past projects and coworkers. Listen more to hear Ashley share her experience.


I was looking for a company with a great culture which I've definitely found here at Spring Automation. My role is a Controls Engineer. I am responsible for Control Panel Designs and AutoCAD, PLC Programming, HMI programming and design, as well as onsite commissioning. My first project was large material handling site in Southern California. I joined Spring Automation because I knew that I would learn from all the extremely experienced engineers we have here. I love the environment here, and I knew it was a great opportunity to further my career in engineering. I enjoy working for Spring Automation because of the culture. We're like one big family who is always there for one another. Before becoming a Controls Engineer, I started my journey with Spring Automation as an intern. Throughout my internship, I was able to really get a feel for the culture that Spring has to offer and thoroughly enjoyed coming to work every day. One of my biggest challenges is being new to the engineering industry. I only graduated college about a year and a half ago. There's a bit of a learning curve whenever you first start. I overcome this challenge by working with my coworkers, asking as many questions as I need, and learning from past projects. In the future, I would like to work my way up to being Engineering Lead on projects so that way I can be more hands-on from beginning to end. 

About Spring Automation:

Spring Automation provides material handling controls, software, and installation services to end-users, integrators, and OEMs across North America. We specialize in bringing our customers high-quality and dependable programming, design, and build solutions for their projects.

At Spring Automation, we are a family by our shared purpose: To Have Fun Building Legacies Together. We are a team that loves each other and what we do. We design and implement high-quality controls solutions. We strive for growth through diversification while maintaining a culture of teamwork and innovation. Whether we are serving our customers, community, or family, we take pride in everything we do. When we win, we win together.

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