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.

 

JOB/TASK FUNCTIONS:

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