Posted: 03/26/2019 Industry: ENGINEER Job Number: 3305
Controls Engineer

Plymouth, MI

Provide the necessary Electrical Controls Engineering skills and leadership to the Engineering and Operations departments to achieve optimal levels of safety, quality, productivity and delivery to assure internal and external customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities of a Controls Engineer:

Provide key input into the development of departmental strategic goals along with identifying key measurable to support the departmental goals.
Maintain PLC based control systems for manufacturing automation and instrumentation.
Program PLC ladder logic.
Lead projects and assist skilled trades in electrical disciplines.
Support operations in electrical/controls troubleshooting and continuous improvement activities.
Generate wiring schematics and control drawings with AutoCAD, maintain all plant electrical prints.
Work closely with engineering team to define system control needs.
Select industrial control components, assist with MRO crib.
Assist corporate controls in engineering changes and new programs.
Guides design, develops and tests electrical control methods, materials, processes and results.
Champion assigned engineering changes communicate and coordinate accordingly to all departments.
Train, coach and mentor the electrical controls process for controls engineers, manufacturing and skilled trades colleagues.
Support plant activities towards achieving customer awards and Quality registration (ex. TS 16949, ISO 14001, etc.)
Direct and/or participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities (ex. 8D reports, department meetings, etc.).
Responsible for adhering to all internal and OSHA required safety procedures in performing daily work activities.
Assure all safety devices are properly in place and utilized and verify individual usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by the work team.

Requirements of a Controls Engineer:

Bachelor''s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Master''s Degree preferred.
Minimum six (6) or more years of related technical, hands on experience.
Experienced controls engineer with working knowledge of appropriate electrical controls and safety engineering standards, and industry practices.
Working knowledge of PLC hardware and Ladder Logic programming
Understanding electrical/controls circuitry and schematics.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD
Working knowledge of Ethernet, factory automation systems (Activplant) and server networking.
Knowledge of NEC and general machine safety, electrical safety and machine guarding

components; high level of safety awareness (RIA and OSHA}.

Knowledge of ANSI standards for presses and assembly machines.
Knowledge of factory information system.
Specialized knowledge of the following electrical/mechanical components:
Optical/Inductive/Capacitive sensors
Motors and drive systems
Contactors, starters, relays, switches
Power supplies and transformers
Electrical enclosures and wiring devices.
Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.

Schedule of a Controls Engineer:

2nd Shift
Full Time

Compensation of a Controls Engineer:

Based on Experience

This job requires (or may require) a criminal background check. Convictions and pending felony charges are not an absolute bar to employment and will only be considered if required by law or there is a substantial relationship to the circumstances of the particular job or if bond ability is at issue.

LaJoy Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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