Field Service Engineer Apprentice

Under the supervision of the Manager of Training and Apprentices and various departmental supervisors, perform activities associated with TGW controls engineering, and on-site implementation of automatic material handling equipment and subsystems. This learning and working experience includes 4,000 hours of onsite work training and a minimum of 576 subject matter hours.


  At the conclusion of the apprenticeship program, the employee will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of automated material handling theory and implementation.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basics electricity and electronics theory and application.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of controls hardware/software implementation.
    • Write basic to intermediate PLC instructions and assist with debugging same
    • Utilize subsystem installation, commissioning test procedures and checklists.
    • Provide support for subsystem electrical installation, interface testing, training, and startup support.
    • Support other departments within TGW Systems such as: Product Development, Project Management, Manufacturing, Systems Engineering, Installation, Software Engineering, Lifetime Services, etc. and others as assigned or requested.
    • Assist in equipment/subsystem commissioning of:
    • Accurately report onsite status of projects including but not limited to;
      • Status reporting: items completed, items planned, punch list items, concerns
      • Project summary reporting: lessons learned, improvements, and pitfalls
    • Controls hardware and Software
    • Human Machine Interface (HMI), User/Operator Interface,
    • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.


  • 1-2 year learning commitment:  A blend of theory and on the job training
  • Willing to comply with the TGW Apprenticeship agreement
  • Commit to post secondary education in pursuit of a minimum of an AS in a related discipline.
  • Greater than 1000 evaluated hours of previous applicable work experience.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Reliable transportation and excellent work/school attendance
  • Willingness to travel both domestic and international up to 50-85% to support project implementations

Your contact person

for this job opening:

Leigh Baker

+1231 798 4547

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