Controls Engineer II - 3rd Shift


Wentzville, MO, US, 63385

Country/Region:  United States
Job Function:  Manufacturing
Requisition ID:  33141
Employment Type:  Salary


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As a member of the Engineering team, the Engineer will be responsible for all plant equipment controls engineering & improvement functions and overall plant operational support.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develops implementation strategies for modifications to plant layout (AutoCAD) and production processes.
  • Modifies programming for PLCs (typically Allen Bradley), HMIs, robots, vision inspection cameras, electric torque tools and plant automation as needed – often with and while directing Maintenance team.
  • Troubleshoots problems with processes and hardware
  • Coordinates with others in order to troubleshoot problems and implement solutions
  • Provides technical assistance as needed
  • Develops, and supervises all aspects of electrical control systems for plant equipment
  • Responsible for installation and technical support of PLC based hardware and software
  • Analyze plant processes, design, and implement improvements
  • Maintain quality and safety standards
  • Develops implementation strategies for modifications to plant layout and production processes
  • Designs and/or specifies work fixtures and modifies as required by production
  • Research and purchases tools and equipment as required
  • Manages projects including installation and modifications of tools and equipment by contractors and internal Maintenance team
  • Analyzes ergonomic concerns and implements solutions
  • Manages facility alterations and improvements
  • Instructs maintenance on modifications or repairs to production equipment
  • Supervises Skilled Trades for projects and to cover Supervisor absences
  • Ensures compliance with the following legislation: OHSA, CSA, ESA, PHSR, WSIB, Human Rights, Employment Standards, and Labor Relations
  • Works safely, reporting hazards and unsafe conditions, and takes all reasonable measures to protect themselves, co-workers and direct reports
  • Uses and or wears personal protective equipment that the company requires to be used or worn
  • Performs any other duties as required in pursuance to the function of this position or as directed


Your Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Education or Experiential Equivalency
  • High School diploma is required
  • Degree/Diploma in related Engineering/Automation discipline



  • 3 years’ experience in a Controls Engineering position within the Manufacturing and/or Automotive Industry
  • Understanding of JIT (just in time) manufacturing
  • Strong understanding of industrial automation and safety requirements
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Strong skills in ladder logic, preferably Allen-Bradley Systems; PLC5, SLC and ControLogix 5000-5580.
  • Strong Skills in HMI Design, Preferably FactoryTalk View and Ignition; WonderWare. LabVIEW


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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Nearest Major Market: St Louis