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Controls Engineer

Warren, Michigan
Controls Engineer

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Electrical, or Mechanical) required
• A minimum of 4+ years of related work experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role in a high-volume manufacturing environment is required
• Proficiency in Allen-Bradley PLC systems is a mandatory requirement
• Strong ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Strong working knowledge of Process Flow, Control Plan, PFMEA, Statistical Process, and Machine Controls
• Demonstrated understanding of engineering theories and principles
• Strong Knowledge of ISO 14001/TS 16949
• Ability to execute detailed, complex oral or written instructions
• Proficiency in applying problem-solving techniques to address complex issues
• Excellent communication and listening skills
• Microsoft Office, AutoCAD or other drafting software
• Electrical and mechanical knowledge
• Warren, MI 48089: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
• Allen Bradley: 4 years (Required)

• Reports to Maintenance Supervisor
• Controls Engineer will serve as an automation and assembly specialist in the design, construction, and implementation of assembly equipment control systems and standards
• Leads activities concerned with the development and implementation of assembly equipment control systems and standards to fulfill the production requirements for new and current programs
• Design electrical schematics, encompassing controls, safety, power circuits, pneumatic systems, bill of materials, and panel layouts for custom automation systems, meeting both internal and customer specifications
• Collaborate with Mechanical Engineers to integrate electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical designs
• Conduct equipment diagnostics and design using PLC and HMI, applying a broad knowledge of technical principles to ensure safety, performance, and reliability
• Provide expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems
• Assist in the creation and review of FMEAs and Control Plans
• Continuously analyze products and processes to identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement
• Test, troubleshoot, and debug automation systems, adhering to internal test scripts and customer-provided factory acceptance test protocols
• Create and edit operation and troubleshooting manuals for automation systems
• Provide support to the Engineering team by contributing to costing, electrical and controls concepts for new applications
• Ensure adherence to project budgets, schedules, and deadlines
• Coordinate and conduct validations, including Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ)
• Investigate and implement new methods, layouts, equipment, and process analyses to enhance overall plant operations
• Develop and implement work instructions and standardization of processes
• Troubleshoot processes that are prone to frequent or major production problems
• Offer technical support to various departments, including manufacturing, engineering, quality, marketing, customer service, and management as needed
• Participate in "special projects" as required
• Comply with OSHA safety and health regulations, as well as other federal, state, and local regulations related to environmental, industrial and electrical mandates
• Understand customer-specific requirements and define the personnel and technical resources necessary to deliver on-time, high-quality service and meet customer expectations, thereby accelerating revenue growth and increasing customer satisfaction
• Be accountable for forecasting and delivering monthly financial performance metrics related to revenue, labor, and costs, aligning with annual plan objectives
• Lead and facilitate customer-facing communication, proactively resolving issues through close collaboration with sales, engineering, manufacturing, quality, outside vendors, and other key stakeholders

• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Vision insurance


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