Join our Team

AMS Controls is an advanced technology provider that designs leading-edge machine control solutions for the metal forming industry. We work for thousands of clients managing thousands of installations, helping them set new standards of operational efficiency in the industry.

For over forty-five years, we’ve been helping our customers revolutionize the way they run their manufacturing business. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. You’ll find our current job vacancies below. Resumes for all job openings should be emailed to or sent to the following address:

AMS Controls
12180 Prichard Farm Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

All questions should be emailed to No phone inquiries, please.

Hone your growing skills in industrial automation and become our industrial controls expert, working  with some of the world’s leading manufacturers and designing, configuring, and project managing their industrial controls and integrated systems.

Work with a world leader in the metal industry

AMS Controls is an advanced technology provider that designs leading-edge machine control solutions for the metal forming industry. For over 45 years, we’ve been helping our customers revolutionize the way they run their manufacturing business.

Strong demand for our world-class controls and integrated systems means we are now looking for a talented and experienced Automation Engineer to join our team in St. Louis, MO.

If you have strong interpersonal skills, confidence and can operate independently in the field, and would thrive in a company that’s open-minded, supportive, and entrepreneurial, we would love to meet you.

Become an expert in AMS Controls integrated systems and products

Your key responsibilities will be around 90% at a desk and 10% travel.

On the days that you travel, you’ll visit our customers’ manufacturing facilities to learn more about their line to spec out a solution, assist in troubleshooting issues with PLC programming, or make improvements to the programming to increase the machine’s efficiency.

What you need to bring to the table

Experience with the metal forming industry is a plus, but not a strict requirement. It is far more important to have experience in industrial automation/engineering or similar field, a logical mind, a keen ability to ask questions and a strong PLC/HMI programming background.

You’ll be comfortable asking questions, have a passion for learning new things and picking up new ideas and concepts will be second nature to you.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Controls, Engineering, or similar field.
  • Manufacturing operations background or knowledge of manufacturing processes, particularly metal forming and roll forming.
  • Experience with PLC/HMI programming in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley RSLogix 500 and Allen Bradley Studio 5000.
  • Experience with Bosch-Rexroth servo systems.
  • Some CAD software experience, particularly E3.
  • Strong PC skills. You know your way around Microsoft Office (especially Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Some experience with PC networking such as DHCP and static IP address settings.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • An understanding of algebra and strong math skills.
  • Ambitious people who are not afraid to ask questions. We create complex technical systems and expect you to have questions about how they work.
  • Organizational skills. There’s a difference between saying you’re organized and actually being organized.

Plus, any of these (or all of them) would be nice to have:

  • Ability to read and follow electrical prints to install, troubleshoot, and repair equipment.
  • Experience working with electricity, servos, VFDs, digital voltmeters, oscilloscopes.
  • Basic hydraulics knowledge and ability to read hydraulic prints.
  • Familiarity with the National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Familiarity with modern programming languages like C++, Python, C#.

“So what’s in it for me,” you ask?

Based in our St. Louis headquarters, you’ll enjoy being part of a fun, supportive, and highly skilled team that loves to innovate. Plus you’ll enjoy:

  • A full-time position.
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401K matching program), paid holidays, and PTO (paid time off).
  • A host of other things that make coming to work a pleasant experience!

How to maximize your chance of success

If you’re excited about this position you should follow these steps carefully:

  1. Prepare a cover letter that is tailored to this role. It must demonstrate you’ve read over this job description and highlight how your experience is applicable.
  2. Include your resume and ensure it has your proper contact information.
  3. No phone calls, please!

We look forward to hearing from you!

AMS Controls is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.

No relocation fees are available.