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Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer

Job Responsibility

  • Ability to use existing PLC programs to troubleshoot production issues.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with the production associates and maintenance team members across the campus.
  • Ability to modify existing PLC programs to address production and customer concerns.
  • Ability to develop new PLC programs and routines to address production issues, customer concerns, and for continuous improvements.
  • Ability to install and maintain traceability barcode scanners and printers.
  • Ability to support two manufacturing plants working various shifts through occasional phone or remote access support.
  • Ability to support overtime as necessary to protect our customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager.
  • Study, institute and maintain efficient and safe work practices, procedures, facilities; by coordinating with the Human Relations Department and Manufacturing Engineering Department and keep them abreast of all safety and efficiency requirements to maintain an accident-free, high efficiency plant operation.


PLC Programming:

  • Proficient with programming in Allen Bradley ladder logic.
  • Proficient in the use of Rockwell Logix 5000, Studio 5000, and Logix 500 programming software.
  • Knowledge of additional programming languages such as Function Block Diagram, Sequential Function Chart, and Structured Text a plus.
  • Knowledge of Siemens Step 7 a plus.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley servo motion control.

HMI Programming and Development:

  • Proficient with the Factory Talk View Studio software development environment.
  • Ability to modify existing HMI programs as well as build new screens or visual elements.
  • Knowledge of additional HMI software such as Pro Face a plus.

Additional Skills:

  • Familiar with the troubleshooting, commissioning, and use of field bus technologies such as IO-Link.
  • Ability to develop, integrate, and maintain vision systems to create robust and consistent poke yokes on the production equipment using technologies from Cognex, Keyence, and/or Vitronics.
  • Familiar with fastening/torque applications such as Atlas Copco.
  • Familiar with data collection through OPC and SCADA solutions such as Inductive Automation Ignition.
  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot the IP addresses of various controllers, computers, printers, and other TCP/IP devices using utilities such as BOOTP and IP Ping scanners.
  • Familiar with robotic systems such as FANUC, Yaskawa, Universal Robotics, or similar a plus.
  • Familiar with databases such as Microsoft SQL Server or similar a plus. Familiar with scripting/programming languages such as Python a plus.

Manufacturing Experience:

  • 2-5 years' previous relevant work experience is required, preferably within the automotive industry.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to mentor and train others on controls.
  • Excellent and effective communication skills. Ability to talk technically about the process and products to ensure the right information is communicated.
  • Must have a consistent employment record to include good attendance and be capable of adapting to a participative teamwork environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $64,119.07 - $100,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift


  • Fanuc: 3 years (Required)
  • Manufacturing: 3 years (Required)
  • Software troubleshooting: 3 years (Required)
  • Data collection: 3 years (Preferred)

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