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Controls Engineer Sr in Detroit, MI at Oakland Stamping

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • To maintain or improve upon all hardware required for control systems located on facility floor.
  • Complete design of electrical control systems including creation of electrical schematics using AutoCAD for new and retrofit welding and assembly equipment.
  • Understand, support, and program complete PLC and HMI programs located in equipment on the facility floor.
  • Understand and support motor drive configuration for servo, variable frequency and DC systems.
  • Understand and support robotic programming located in equipment on the facility floor. (ABB S4, Motoman MRC XRC NX100, Fanuc RJ2 RJ3)
  • Assist engineers in specifying ancillary robotic welding equipment including weld guns, torches, cabling, dress out, tool changers, tip dressers, and torch cleaners.
  • Use computer based engineering software and equipment: (PLC and HMI base 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 and customer requirements.
  • Test suspect control or electrical devices for failures.
  • Travel Required

Job Requirements

  • 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
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply corporate standards for equipment and tooling
  • Hands-on mentality and willingness to get dirty as it relates to new equipment build and commissioning, launch

Education and/or Experience: 


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

Language Skills:


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Business Judgment:

Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures in a professional and consistent manner. Able to apply common sense understanding and use appropriate judgment in routine business situations with supervisor, co-workers and customers.  Maintain a higher standard of professional conduct and ethics in more complex business situations such as negotiations with customers or presentations to management. required