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Detroit, MI, US

Controls Engineer


  • Develops and implements programming changes to reduce machine downtime and improve system efficiency.  Support department goals as established.  Responsible for maintaining machinery systems in a J.I.T. or complex assembly plant environment.  



  • Bachelor’s degree (BAS); three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with PLC’s required (ControlLogix, MicroLogix, and CompactLogix – Rockwell software) – must be able to understand ladder logic and make programming changes. Siemens programming experience a plus.
  • Experienced in programming of HMI’s (Panelview, etc)
  • Experience with automation equipment (Fanuc / ABB Robots and Vision Systems).
  • Experience with electric torque control equipment (Atlas Copco / Stanley)



  • Develops and implements software and hardware changes to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Troubleshooting and programming of PLC’s to resolve problems, improve efficiency and quality.
  • Instruct and coordinate the activities of all personnel in the department to maintain top efficiency and productivity.
  • Contact and coordinate work with outside contractors, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Work with other departments to ensure optimal performance of production line. 
  • Implement improvement plans and activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of part specific parameters and changes.
  • Requisition tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining adequate parts and supplies to minimize production downtime.
  • Maintain accurate records of machines and other assets with regards to repair, drawings, diagrams and manuals and preventive maintenance program.
  • Assist in launch programs as necessary.
  • Responsible for housekeeping of area.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities and self directed work team model.
  • Follow ISO14001 and IATF16949 procedures/processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Interpret and enforce company policies and safety regulations.
  • Ensure plant security is maintained.



Preference will be given to those applicants who through training and experience have shown and possess the following:


  • Interpersonal skills                             
  • Analytical skills                                                                    
  • Problem solving skills                                         
  • Decision making skills                       
  • Communication skills, both written and oral                
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Self Motivation

Nearest Major Market: Detroit