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Controls Engineer- Electrical Maintenance

Battle Creek, MI 49037

Posted: 11/14/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 14586437

Job Description

Michigan is THE state for innovative manufacturing and design ideas for automakers. Be a part of the strength and grit that ranked Michigan the #1 state for Automotive Manufacturing.

Our world class automotive supplier in Battle Creek, MI has a new  position in the Maintenance Department for a Controls Engineer.  
This exciting new position is a Direct-Hire, permanent position with a salary range of $75k-95k and wonderful benefits package. We also will provide relocation assistance.

This position will be assigned to 2nd shift

This position is responsible for all plant machine control systems and documentation, and for working with Engineering on new machine controls and standards

Key:   Programming experience with Siemens Controllers
          Experience with CNC s

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Update, modify, and continuously improve existing controls systems including robotic programs, ladder logic programs, relay logic, electrical distribution, motor controls, operator interface, hydraulics, and pneumatics distribution and control.
  • Design and develop new machine controls including robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems
  • Coordinate with engineering and maintenance on existing machine control modifications to robotic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and vision systems
  • Create, maintain and keep current all hard copies and electronic data bases: all electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics; panel layouts; PLC, operator display, operator interface, and robot programs; machine power distribution and all related vendor controls component part documentation
  • Schedule and complete backups of all electronic machine control and robotic programs on set schedule
  • Implement and maintain data collection system from shop floor processing equipment
  • Maintain and expand existing plant floor machine control to Ethernet gateways, links and connections
  • Maintain all sub machine control data highways
  • Maintain and update controls portion of machine standards
  • Coordinate with and aid company systems personnel with plant floor Ethernet machine drop routing and Ethernet message traffic control
  • Complete correspondence, forms and reports using personal computer and applicable software
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis
  • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door process, effective communication and Fair Treatment
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications KSA
  • Use of java C+, C++ and Visual Basic
  • Design and use relay logic, ladder logic, pneumatic logic and hydraulic logic
  • Use of RS232, RS422, DH485, Ethernet, DH+, Device Net, Control Net and remote I/O communications protocol

  • Demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Work well with others; build and maintain positive Team Member relations
  • Prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from management, Team Members, suppliers and customers
  • Read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
  • Manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Work flexible hours to be available for three shifts and weekends

Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, i.E. Electrical Engineering, Industrial Technology, etc., or equivalent experience and education
  • Electrical Controls Engineering background desired
  • Experience with Siemens and Allen Bradley Processors, Motoman Robots and Fanuc Robots a plus

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