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Controls Engineer

Wixom, Michigan
Position Summary:
We are looking to add a CNC Controls Engineer to our team based in Wixom, MI. This person will specialize in CNC control systems and will complete projects for our customer base.

Responsibilities:
•    Write complex CNC and PLC programs for machine tools
•    Design and layout of new electrical and CNC control systems for retrofit and remanufacture of machine tools and specialized machines
•    Assist with the construction of complex detailed bills of materials
•    Instruct and support electrical technicians, electrical engineers, sales engineers, and customers as required
•    Document preliminary and finalized CNC and PLC programs
•    Work closely with electrical technicians to ensure a safe and reliable control system for all machines
•    Research and develop new and improved control systems and products
•    Assist in all aspects of the business that are electrical and control related
•    Design and layout of high voltage schematics and I/O
•    Write and repair high-level ladder circuits, structured text programs, and parametric programs
•    Assist with final troubleshooting of all electrical and control systems
•    Assist Purchasing with ordering of CNC control packages
•    Daily dealings with management, engineers, inspectors, and electrical technicians
•    Other duties as assigned
•    Able to travel to customer sites for project related work

Qualifications:
•    Bachelors, Associates Degree, or technical training in Electrical Engineering or related curriculum
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and CNC related software
•    Strong background in Siemens and/or Fanuc Control Systems (or others) with working knowledge of old and new CNC systems. We like well-rounded backgrounds but Siemens Sinumerik 840D experience is highly preferred.
•    Automotive experience
•    Ability to power up and troubleshoot a wide variety of machine tool control problems
•    Advanced level of machine tool control programming ability and knowledge
•    Working knowledge of machine tool applications
•    Strong working knowledge of analog and digital servo systems
•    Ability to work closely with electrical technicians and others to develop safe and reliable control systems
•    Excellent troubleshooting skills
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills



 

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