Controls Technician Intern

Building Automation / Automatisation du bâtiment Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New Jersey, New Jersey New York, New York


Position at Ainsworth

If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth team today!

Ainsworth is an authorized factory representative for Delta Controls serving the Philadelphia Metropolitan area and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area as well as Oregon and Washington.


Position Summary:

The Technician Intern will be situated at the Philadelphia Market and Delaware Valley, Northern NJ and New York City and will be responsible for the startup, testing/commissioning, documenting of construction projects as they learn the industry and will be mentored by our technicians, project managers, and engineers.  The Technician Intern will work professionally with both internal and external clients; report directly to a team project manager and work closely with the design engineer to ensure they have the tools necessary to be successful on each project.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Startup and testing of building automation systems.
  • Working directly with clients and subcontractors to facilitate the installation of designed control systems.
  • Follows a systematic plan for complete startup of systems and turnover to project team.
  • Responsible for documentation of startup process for the system.
  • Responsible to communicate with the project manager and client to assist in the effective completion of the project.
  • Takes initiative to find solutions
  • Coordinate the punch-out of front-end system
  • Interfaces with Electrician on coordination items


  • Documentation of tested points / and wiring runs
  • Startup/Testing of terminal unit and air handling unit controllers as well as central plant controllers (HW Systems, CHW Systems, and CW Systems)
  • Communicate directives to electrical subcontractors for proper installation of our control components.
  • Interface with 3rd party manufacturer controls
  • Read wiring diagrams to determine proper terminations to mechanical equipment
  • Terminate and trouble shoot wiring and system components
  • Creation of software points in the controllers
  • Testing of automatic programming sequence
  • Maintains daily reports on project progress and open items
  • Continually enforces safety to the highest standards

Main skills required:

  • One year of classes towards an Associates/Bachelor’s degree in HVAC or Control Systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with a computer - Microsoft Office Suite and adaptable to new software platforms
  • No relevant experience necessary but knowledge of mechanical systems and sequences of operations is a plus
  • Reading and understand mechanical design documents (duct layouts, piping schematics, riser diagrams)
  • Reading Manufacturer's wire diagrams
  • Experienced abilities in problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Presents a positive image for the company
  • Possess a desire to continually learn and strive towards excellence
  • Seeks high level of quality in their work and to exceed client expectations (internal and external)


Local candidates are preferred. No relocation will be offered for this position. Must be legally-entitled to work in the country where the job is offered, for any employer, without requiring sponsorship.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

Ainsworth is an integrated multi-trade company, offering an end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.