Controls Engineer

Detroit, MI 48209

Posted: 08/29/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Engineering Job Number: CM163137719

Job Description


This position will be a part of a new Assembly plant located in the Detroit, Michigan. Provides assistance and generally coordinates various machine controls with the Product Engineering and Manufacturing departments. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Responsible for the design, development and installation of new PLC based control systems. 
  • Provides production support by troubleshooting and resolving machine PLC related issues. 
  • Produce and update documents including work/user instructions, functional specifications, detailed design specifications, electrical and pneumatic schematics, etc. 
  • Conduct machine functionality and fault recovery testing and participates in project startup and machine commissioning. 
  • Work collaboratively with Manufacturing Engineers, Maintenance Technicians, Production Supervisors and other internal staff. 
  • Displays a positive attitude towards safety, works safely and follows all the Company’s safety policies and procedures. 
  • Reports all unsafe and unhealthy conditions or acts to management immediately. Complies with all Health, Safety and Environmental standards in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Michigan Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Key Qualifications/Requirements
  • Associate Degree or equivalent experience. Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic or similar Engineering degree/diploma/certificate or Trades Qualification and significant equivalent work experience. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Control Tech preferred. 
  • Basic knowledge in the following software packages: Allen Bradley RSLogix500 / 5000, Factory Talk View Studio; 
  • Understand and apply basic ladder logic principles, control for I/O, ability to understand PLC commands and HMI usage.
  •  Demonstrated experience in the following: Electrical control system design, PLC programming and troubleshooting, Strong MS Office skills, willing to work overtime as per job requirements. 
  • Knowledge of industrial networks. (DeviceNet, EthernetIP). 
  • Demonstrated use of electrical devices (i.e. proximity switches, load cells, LVDT’s, signal conditioners, etc.). 
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents, schematic design specification. 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Team oriented, communicates well with others and able to interact with people at all levels and departments.
  •  Excellent time management skills. Ability to successfully complete multiple tasks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings.
  • Basic electrical and motor controls, Allen Bradley PLC controls, including RSLogix500 and RSLogix5000 platforms, RS Logix, PanelView and PanelView Plus HMI applications, IFM and Keyence inspection camera applications. Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

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