Eclipse Automation

Control Systems Software Designer

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Controls Engineering Manager, the Controls Software Designer will contribute to machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems, process development, and machine installation at customer sites worldwide. The incumbent will also work on programming and integration assignments utilizing PLCs, PCs, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, lasers, and other controllers while delivering the Eclipse Vision and the Eclipse Entrepreneurial Culture


  • Design and develop software programs (PLC and/or PC based) specific to customer and project requirements based on standard Eclipse programming methods.
  • Debug and commission control systems at our facility, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation.
  • Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning and training duties.
  • Select, test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
  • Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality and reduced cost.
  • Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional automation system.
  • Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify software program completeness.
  • Provide accurate documentation for each project.
  • Advise customer on solving technical problems.
  • Provide customer with training specific to their current project (i.e. machine operation, programming principles and program structure).

Project Execution

  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment and actively participate in group meetings
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned
  • Position requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel as required in varying timelines
  • Ensure scheduled milestones are met
  • Notify the appropriate departments if milestones are not projected to be met by expected due dates
  • Adhere to the Eclipse Project Operating Policy
  • Maintain good corporate citizen role in support of the Eclipse Corporate Vision
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Eclipse Automation Inc. Conduct Code
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures
  • Foster the development of a culture reflective of the core values of the business


  • Expectation of travel to vendor/supplier locations is less than 25% of time, however may be exceeded in exceptional circumstances to meet project needs



  • A post-secondary engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.


  • Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.


This position is open for Eclipse in Rock Hill, SC.

Eclipse is an AODA compliant organization, and accommodations are available upon request.

We support an environment where teams work together and where people can learn, grow, and thrive.

Our Culture

The Eclipse culture is fast-paced and we value an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative mind-set.  Our people have the courage to create with relentless reinvention. They take action, are proud of their work and love what they do. Join our organization and you will work with talented, committed and supportive teammates.

Our Awards

For its fifth consecutive year, Eclipse was recognized as one of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies for overall business excellence. Eclipse was also a five-year recipient of the Growth 500 Award that celebrates Canada’s most dynamic and successful businesses.

Employee Benefits and Perks

With over 650 employees, we believe that our people are our greatest assets and our biggest competitive advantage. We offer a comprehensive benefit package that supports the growth and well-being of our staff.


  • Competitive Pay
  • Extended Health, Wellness and Dental Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Minimum 3-Weeks Vacation at Start


  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Matching Retirement Savings Contributions


  • BBQ’s, Golf and More
  • Complimentary Deluxe Snacks
  • Modern Lounge and Games Room
  • On-site Employee Gym


  • Education Financial Support
  • International Exchange
  • Leadership Programs
  • Mentorship


  • Discounts at the Eclipse Store
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Safety and First Aid Training
  • Safety Shoes and Hardhats
  • Tool Purchase Program

Engineering / Architecture

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