Senior Controls Engineer


Sparta, MI, US

Country/Region:  United States
Job Function:  Engineering
Requisition ID:  34990
Employment Type:  Salary


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As a member of the Engineering team, the Senior Controls Engineer will be responsible for designing, building, and installing equipment for Lear plants globally. Our portfolio includes ASRS systems, automated conveyor, pallet elevators, stackers/destackers, pallet turntables, automatic labelers, shipping trailers, and build line integration. At Lear, we are always looking to incorporate new technologies into our seating plants.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Following health, safety, environmental regulations, and safety protocols (safety harnesses, fork truck, scissor lift, boom lifts, LOTO)
  • Building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among all team members
  • Communicating across cross-functional groups
  • Being responsible for projects from technical specification to startup support
  • Designing and developing all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and programming using Lear standards and build upon with innovative ideas
  • Writing, implementing, and debugging PLC software
  • Providing support to existing Lear automated equipment globally
  • Developing predictive maintenance indicators to increase reliability and reduce downtime – (CBM, Industry 4.0)
  • Developing contingency and disaster recovery plans


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Software Engineering 
  • Three years’ experience in a controls engineering role at an automation/machine build shop.
  • Must be a self-starter, team player, work well with others, and have a positive attitude
  • Must be a creative thinker, results oriented, focused, and attentive to detail and accuracy
  • Expert in RSLogix5000, Studio5000, and FactoryTalk View Studio
  • Knowledgeable of I/O link, AB components, drive control, Keyence cameras
  • Ability to read and create electrical drawings in AutoCAD
  • Must have ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Understand and communicate applicable safety standards: general industry, machine guarding, robot safety, automated vehicles, conveyor safety
  • Self-driven and willingness to work long hours during installations, if required
  • Willingness to travel globally – up to 30-35%


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.

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