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Grand Prarie, TX, US, 75050

Controls Engineer I - 2nd Shift


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Engineering team, the Controls Engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing program changes to reduce machine downtime and improve system efficiency. The Controls Engineer will be challenged to maintain multiple machinery systems in a JIT / complex assembly plant environment.  In this role, you support department and plant goals as established, participate in continuous improvement activities and the high performing work team model. Second (2nd Shift) is 2;00 pm - 10:30 pm. 


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Developing and implementing software and hardware changes to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Troubleshooting and programming of PLC’s to resolve problems, improve efficiency and quality.
  • Contact and coordinate work with outside contractors, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Work with other departments to ensure optimal performance of production line. 
  • Maintaining accurate records of part specific parameters and changes; including requisition tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining adequate parts and supplies to minimize production downtime.
  • Maintaining 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, proper housekeeping of area, and following ISO 14001 & IATF16949 procedures and processes


Advantages of working at Lear in the Engineering group:

  • Develop professional skills and expertise through innovation and inspiration.  Lear’s leading role as a global automotive technology company encompasses more than products and processes as we know that people drive our success and have proven to be our most important asset at every Lear location.


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.); TWO (2) plus 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)


Bonus If You Have:

  • The ability to supervise plant maintenance personnel during vacation and absence periods of Maintenance Engineer.
  • Superb interpersonal skills, analytical skills, problem solving skills, decision making skills, communication skills (both written and oral), ability to manage multiple priorities, and self-motivation



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth