Controls Engineer in Britton, MI at L&W Engineering

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for design, specification, selection, procurement, build, programming, installation, tryout and support of plant floor automation control systems for new and existing equipment.



The following job/task functions have been identified as the core functions of this position.  However, the supervisor or manager may assign additional duties associated with this position.

  • Complete design of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic controls systems for new and retrofit equipment.
  • Understand, support, and program complete PLC, HMI, network devices and related hardware for new equipment installations.
  • Understand, support and develop complete motor drive configuration for servo, variable frequency and DC systems.
  • Understand, implement and support robotic programming.
  • Support new program equipment launch activity as it relates to startup, debug and achieving performance objectives.
  • Use computer based engineering software and equipment: (PLC and HMI programs, Motion Control programs, PC based programs, CAD based programs).
  • Evaluate and apply new technology as required.
  • Direct activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation and operational testing conform to functional specifications.
  • Troubleshoot systems, new and existing, as needed in support of the manufacturing facilities company-wide.
  • Support new model launches and improvement teams.
  • Participate in cross functional and program management team activities as required.
  • Identify and implement cost savings.
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Works on plant floor as needed.
  • Help in departmental operation wherever necessary.
  • Punctual and regular attendance is required.
  • Able and willing to work any shift assigned.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all duties.
  • Keeps work areas clean and orderly.


Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Responsible for reading and understanding the TS16949 and ISO-14001 procedures 
  • High level of cooperation and commitment
  • Natural Problem Solver
  • Ability and Willingness to Learn
  • Adaptive to a Fast Paced Environment
  • Mechanical Ability
  • Self-starter and ability to work productively for long periods of little to no supervision
  • Hands-on mentality and willingness to get dirty
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply corporate standards for equipment and tooling

Education and/or Experience: 

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or ten years plus related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Technical Skills:

Ability to work with the following software packages or programs:

  • Microsoft Office at an advanced level
  • Microsoft Project at an intermediate level
  • AB PLC and HMI programming software at an advanced level
  • Siemens PLC and HMI programming software at an advanced level
  • Fanuc and Motoman programming languages at an advanced level
  • Effective email and electronic communication skills are required


Ability to work with the following data base programs and/or hardware:

  • MQ1 database at an advanced level
  • QAD database at an advanced level


Ability to work with the following tools or machinery

  • Digital Multi-meter
  • Oscilloscope
  • Network Analyzer