Control Systems Intern

Sweeney Controls Company, a family-owned, Fargo-based control systems integrator is looking for a Technical Intern for the summer of 2019 to learn about the control system integration industry along with practical skills in electrical technology, controls and instrumentation, and PLC and HMI programming.

The successful candidate will live up to our mission of honesty, integrity, and superior customer service. Their default attitude is, “Yeah, I can do that.”  This role and the work will excite them; their eyes will light up when discussing the details of it.  They will be open to new ideas and constructive feedback.  They will do what they said they would do, when they said they would do it, in the way they said they would do it.  They recognize needs and take care of them without being asked.

What we’re looking for…

  • Student pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in Automation, Instrumentation and Controls, Mechatronics, Robotics, Electronics, Electrical Technology, Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering or other related fields.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Basic knowledge of electricity and electrical circuits
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools
  • Have a high quality standard and pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Safety consciousness
  • Basic computer skills

The job…


  • Reading electrical schematics and dimensioned layouts drawings
  • Dimensionally layout back panels and externally mounted devices
  • Mount devices to back panels and enclosures using a variety of methods including drilling and tapping steel
  • Point to point wiring of internal panel components such as PLCs, relays, motor starters, reduced voltage starters and VFDs
  • Use of digital multi-meter to check work to ensure error-free products
  • Route and bundle wires and cables neatly and according to established electrical standards
  • Keep red-lines of any changes required during manufacturing and turn in to supervisor on completion of the project
  • Travel to job sites as required to modify control panels, provide warranty support or generally assist in any onsite duties as required
  • Operate computerized terminal and wire labeling equipment
  • Maintain a neat, tidy and safe work area
  • Responsibly handle tools provided by Sweeney Controls Company
  • Wear proper Personal Protection Equipment as required at all times
  • Assist with field service work, project startups, and programming and set up of various components
  • Other duties as assigned


Pay & Benefits

  • $12/hour
  • Donut Thursdays
  • Paid Holidays
  • Monthly breakfast with the boss

If this sounds like you, send your resume and cover letter to:


Sweeney Controls Company

Attn: HR

234 28th St S

Fargo, ND 58103

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