Our Strength is Our People

The most important asset of JLS is our people. We help our employees realize their career goals and dreams by providing a healthy work/life balance and supporting personal development. Collaboration and a strong team environment help us pursue our mission to be the best at what we do. JLS offers a strong benefits package, including an on-site fitness gym, monthly team luncheons, recreation activities, 401(k) profit sharing options.

Available Positions

Project Manager

The Project Manager (PM) will manage large-scale projects to successful completion from initiation through delivery to closure. In this role, the PM will coordinate with third parties to complete distinct projects both on time and within budget.
This is a Full Time, Exempt position reporting to the Program Manager.

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Lead Systems Engineer

The Lead System Engineer is the primary engineering resource for one or more concurrent JLS system jobs. This senior level engineer must work independently, often on multiple projects, and prioritize tasks based on general guidance from management. Duties include some project management of each job, and a high level of responsibility for the final outcome of the project. Leadership of other project team members and technical review of all engineering disciplines on a project is required. Engineering tasks often include programming a robot and vision system, CAD design of mechanical components, and specification of vendor-supplied equipment. Sales assistance and applications engineering are also typical subsets of this position. Documentation of work done on each job is the responsibility of the engineer on each job.

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PLC Programmer

JLS Automation is currently accepting candidates for a PLC Programmer for our corporate office in York, PA. The PLC Programmer will work with a leader in primary and secondary packaging machinery for the food manufacturing industry using cutting edge robotics technology.  We have an exceptional customer-focused and employee-centered culture in a heavy growth mode.  

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Field Service Engineer

The Field Service Engineer (FSE) will perform services on robotic packaging equipment. The FSE will perform complex customer support activities involving onsite installation, service, repair, hardware/software integration, process and development support, test support, troubleshooting, and training at the customer sites in a timely and cost-effective manner.  Domestic and international travel required. Weekend and holiday availability required. This role works closely with engineering on project testing and functionality.  This is a Full Time, Non-Exempt position reporting to this Director of Aftermarket Sales & Service.  Candidates must be within a 2-hour radius of York, PA.

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Mechanical Systems Designer

The Mechanical Systems Designer is responsible for the complete mechanical design of a JLS System. This includes significant CAD work to create solid models and detail drawings, and bill of material creation. Design skill requirements include frames and welded structures, dynamic components such as robotic tooling, and pneumatics. This is a Full Time, Exempt position reporting to the Design Engineering Manager.

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Mechanical Assembler

The individual will be responsible for fitting, assembling, and wiring electromechanical equipment and machines.  This is a Full Time, Non-Exempt position reporting to our Production Supervisor.

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Electrical Assembler

The electrical assembler will be responsible for building, wiring, and testing control panels as well as fitting, assembling, and wiring electromechanical equipment and machines.

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  • JLS treats the needs of their entire employment staff with professionalism and respect; knowing that unforeseen circumstances befall people. JLS’ goals are to accommodate time off for personal matters from day one."

    Kevin, Mechanical Electrical Assembler

  • Other organizations talk about it…JLS lives it!"

    Craig W, VP & General Manager

  • JLS is a great place to work. It’s the little things that make working here more enjoyable. On top of the great co-workers, they provide employees an on-site gym, monthly employee lunches, and various gifts such as the JLS Patagonia sweaters."

    Jeff A, Lead Systems Engineer

  • For me, Living and Learning with JLS has been super beneficial! It has brought useful insight and value to my everyday life. From health, to self-defense, to investing; they have all been unforgettable opportunities."

    Mandy W, Customer Service Representative

  • I am proud to work for a company that cares about their people by providing free health insurance and access to a workout facility. "

    Erin M, Project Manager

  • JLS has an impressive benefits package including dental, health, and vision. The health insurance also includes an HSA program, which the company contributes!"

    Lexie H, Materials Management

  • JLS is more than just an innovative company pushing our industry forward... JLS is a company that cares. If you’re looking for something you can be a part of, not just an employee payroll number, this is the place for you!"

    Steele B, Program Manager

  • When I first started working at JLS I was raising a Seeing Eye puppy and was immediately encouraged by Craig Souser to bring him in. It’s great to know that my work community was open to embracing my life outside of work. The team at JLS loved having him here! I’m proud that he had the experience here that is enabling to do his job."

    Holli S, Administrative Assistant



We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, 401(k) plan, an on-site gym, and more.

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Living & Learning

Our Living & Learning with JLS program provides engaging experiences such as lunch & learns, fitness boot camps, and more.

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Our team gives back to the community through various volunteer efforts, mentoring and youth development activities. This includes paid charity time for each employee to utilize. 

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Career Development

JLS is committed to providing professional growth opportunities including a strong leadership development program.

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Special Events

Special Events

Enjoy exciting adventures such as historical tours of Gettysburg, sporting events, team-building, and family activities.

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